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South East European Network for Professionalization Of Media (SEENPM)

Region: Eastern Europe and Caucasus

The South East European Network for Profession­alization of Media (SEENPM) promotes excellence in journalism through policy initiatives, research and training. SEENPM unites fifteen non-for-profit media cent­ers from eleven South East European and neigh­boring countries. Its activities are based on the belief that joint commitment and cooperation are pivotal to the development of independent media, the strengthening of relations among journalists, and overall progress in the region.

SEENPM mission is:

  • To help improve the skills of media professionals;
  • To embed media freedom and independence in the public and policy-making agenda through advocacy based on credible media monitoring, research and analysis;
  • To influence journalism education curricula;
  • To strengthen the capacity of media professionals to defend and protect their professional autonomy and labour rights;
  • To promote media self-regulation, editorial independence and ethical conduct;
  • To improve media legislation and other laws affecting media;
  • To monitor the implementation of access to information and media legislation;
  • To promote policies that safeguard media independence;
  • To promote the right to Freedom of Expression;
  • To support initiatives on media and information literacy and help create spaces for dialogue between the public and the media;
  • To cooperate with international organisations in advancing media issues in the region.

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