Regional Conference Programme

Media in Post-Conflict and Transition Countries

Regional Conference for Media Professionals from the Balkans, 4 May 2004, Belgrade, Sava Centar, Milentija Popovica 9
Organised by the OSCE Mission to Serbia and Montenegro and UNESCO


09:30 - 09:50 Opening Address by Mark G. Davison, Acting Head of OSCE Mission to Serbia and Montenegro and by Mogens Schmidt, Director, Division of Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace, UNESCO 

09:50 - 10:30 Plenary session "Media in Post-Conflict and Transition Countries" 

Snjezana Milivojevic, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, Belgrade University 

Ognian Zlatev,Chief Executive Officer of Media Development Centre, Sofia 

10:30 - 10:45 Speakers and Participants proceed to the Workshop they will take part in. Workshops are to run simultaneously. 

10:45 - 13:15 Public Broadcasting Service


  • Boris Bergant, RTV Slovenia Opening Presentation 

Approaches to Overall Transformation Process 

Boris Bergant, RTV Slovenia 
Rade Veljanovski, Media Expert, Serbia 
Mustafa Eric, Programme Officer, OSCE Mission in 

PBS Profile, Management and Financing 

Rade Budalic, Secretary General of PBS, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Branislav Calic, RTCG Council,Montenegro

PBS and Private Broadcasters 

Sasa Mirkovic, B92 Serbia 
Zeljko Matanic, Association of Electronic Media Croatia 

Balance between quality programme and sustainability 

Gordana Stoshic, MKRTV, Skopje 
Olivera Milenkovic, RTS, Serbia
Zeljka Lekic, ERNO, BiH 
Vanda Condurache, Public RTV Iasi, Romania Exchange of national PBS programmes at the regional level 

10:45 - 13:15 Media Ownership / Media Concentrations


  • Brankica Petkovic, Peace Institute, Slovenia Opening Presentation 

European Standards on Media Concentration 

Mario Oetheimer, Council of Europe 
Borka Rudic, SEE Radio Network & Independent Union of Professional Jouranlists, BiH 
Zoran Andonovski, daily newspaper "Vreme", Skopje

Transparency of Media Ownership 

Brankica Petkovic, Peace Institute, Slovenia 
Remzi Lani, Albanian Media Institute 
Dumitru Lazur, "Jurnal de Chisinau", Moldova 
Iso Rusi, weekly newspaper in Albanian language "Lobi", Skopje 
Manojlo Vukotic, 'Vecernje Novosti', Serbia, Belgrade

Links with Political and Economic Interests 

Golemanov Nikolay, TRUD Daily, Bulgaria 
Sofia Veljko Vukovic, 'Vecernje Novosti' Serbia, Belgrade 
Najmetdinova Shahriniso, OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Relation between Local and Foreign Ownership 

Zeljko Ivanovic, daily "Vijesti", Montenegro 
Ognian Zlatev, Media Development Centre, Sofia Relation between local and foreign ownership 

Impact of media concentrations on a pluralistic and free media environment 

Dragutin Lucic, Journalist Association, Croatia 
Borka Rudic, SEE Radio Network and Independent Union of Professional Journalists, BiH 
Zoran Andronovski, daily newspaper 'Vreme', Skopje 

13:15 - 14:15 Lunch break 

14:15 - 16:15 Discussion in both workshops continue 

16:15 - 16:45 Coffee break 

16:45 - 17:45 Final plenary session and presentation of the workshops outcomes Closing Remarks by Mogens Schmidt, Director, Division of Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace, UNESCO, and Virginie Jouan, Head of Media Department, OSCE Mission to Serbia and Montenegro



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