Under the title “(Re)Think the Digital Reliability of the media, economic aspects of the pandemic, sustainable digital transitions in South East and Central Europe” the XIV South East Europe Media Forum – SEEMF took place on 22 October 2020 in a hybrid format combining the online coverage with “live” in-person attendance in different locations / hubs: Belgrade (Serbia), Fažana (Croatia), Podgorica (Montenegro), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Sofia (Bulgaria), Tirana (Albania) and Trieste (Italy).
The SEEMF is a major media event in South, East and Central Europe, promoting exchanges and networking among media CEO, media owners, editors-in-chief, media experts and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe. It was co-hosted by South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), the KAS Media Program South East Europe and the Central European Initiative (CEI) in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the South East and Central Europe PR Organisation (SECEPRO), the International Institute – International Media Center (II-IMC) and the International Academy. SEEMF 2020 local partners were: Vijesti (Montenegro), Albanian Media Institute (Albania), Boram (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Centar za istrazivacko novinarstvo CIN-IJC (Croatia).
During the Forum, the winners of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism were presented.
As result of the Covid 19 situation planned SEEMF 2020 in Sarajevo was cancelled.