Promoting Media Accountability in South East Europe and Turkey

The project "Media Accountability in South East Europe" aims to support UNESCO's promotion of freedom of expression and its corollaries, press freedom and freedom of information.
Specifically there is a two-fold overall objective:

  • to continue to foster strong attention to freedom of expression, press freedom and freedom of information issues in the agenda in South Europe, through awareness-raising and capacity-building
  • to strengthen media accountability and transparency in the countries selected for the implementation.

The scope of the project includes Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey as well as Kosovo (administered by UNMIK in the context of the UN Security Council Resolution 1244 adopted in 1999).

The project is mainly financed by the European Commission and particularly the Directorate General for Enlargement.

In this section news about the project are constantly uploaded.


Activities and Events

National Roundtables

"Addressing online hate speech: the role of media accountability mechanisms"

Meetings gathering media professionals, media experts and representatives of media accountability to discuss the results of a survey about hate speech in South East Europe and Turkey. Click on the links below to view the dedicated event page:

Regional conference

A conference will also be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, 17 October 2013) covering hate speech in the 7 target regions of the project. More info on the dedicated event page.

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