News archive - Second edition of the Academy on Media Law in South East Europe to kick off in Sarajevo tomorrow

The second edition of the Academy on Media Law in South East Europe will open in Sarajevo tomorrow, 3 September. It will focus on issues of media pluralism, public service broadcasting and the freedom of the media on the Internet.

The three-day event will be implemented under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council and in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, OSCE field operations in South East Europe[1], the European Broadcasting Union, the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe and ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression.

The Academy seeks to enhance cooperation in the development and implementation of progressive media legislation in South East Europe in line with international and European media standards. It aims at safeguarding media freedoms and the right to freedom of expression by sharing and learning from the best legal frameworks and practices in the enforcement of media standards in the region.

The event will be opened by Gazmend Turdiu, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council; Dunja Mijatović, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media; Judith Illerhues, Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Richard Burnley, Head of Regulatory Legal Services at the European Broadcasting Union; and Ibrahim Eren, Deputy Director General of the Turkish Radio-Television on behalf of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe.

A video message will be delivered by Marijete Schaake, Member of the European Parliament.

The Academy on Media Law gathers media professionals, practicing media lawyers, legislators/parliamentarians, government officials, members of media regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, civil society and academia from South East Europe, dealing with media freedom issues.

Click here for the programme of the first academy on media law in South East Europe.

Contact for further information:

Dinka Zivalj - Spokesperson
Regional Cooperation Council

Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 1/V
71000 Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tel. +387 33 561 700 - Fax. +387 33 561 701
Mob. +387 62 341 881 - E-mail:


Original Source: RCC

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Geographical focus
  • SEE
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Desiree Pecarz on September 2, 2013
Modified on September 2, 2013