(Re)Think the Digital
Reliability of the media, economic aspects of the pandemic, sustainable digital transitions in South East and Central Europe

22 October 2020

Regional Start /live stream/: 10:00 am (CET time)

Belgrade, Fažana, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Sofia, Tirana, Trieste

With the support of:

Thursday, 22nd October 2020

09:15 – 09:45    Local registration 

09:30 – 10:00    Welcome in  Fažana (by Berislav Jelinić, National weekly Editor-in-Chief  and by Ognian Zlatev, Head of European Commission Office in Croatia) 

09:45 – 10:00    Welcome in Belgrade (by Milorad Ivanovic, BIRN Serbia), Podgorica, Sarajevo (by Maida Muminović, Media Centar Sarajevo), Sofia (by H.E. Mr. Christoph Eichhorn, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Bulgaria) , Tirana (by Lutfi Dervishi, Journalist,  RTSHand Trieste 

10:00 – 10:15    Live Stream Start: Opening

  • – Oliver Vujović, Secretary General, South East Europe Media Organisation
  • – Hendrik Sittig, Head, Media Programme SEE, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
  • – Nina Kodelja, Deputy Secretary General, Central European Initiative

10:15 – 11:30 Panel I: TRUST ME, I AM A JOURNALIST (reliability in the infodemic, challenges during the pandemic, disinformation)

  • – Cecilia Anesi, Investigative Journalist and Board Member of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), Rome
  • – Andon Baltakov, Director General, Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), Sofia
  • – Milorad Ivanović, Editor-in-Chief, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) Serbia, Belgrade
  • – Mihailo Jovović, Editor-at-Large, Vjiesti, Podgorica

Moderator: Maja Sever, Journalist, Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT), Zagreb

11:30 – 12:00    Coffee Break 

12:00 – 13:15 Panel II: I WILL SURVIVE (financial struggles, restructuring, alternative digital formats and new partnerships) 

  • – Jovana Gligorijević, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Vreme weekly, Belgrade
  • – Alfred Lela, Editor-in-Chief, Politiko.al, Tirana
  • – Francesco Martino, Correspondent for Transeuropa Observatory on the Balkans and Caucasus (OBCТ), Sofia
  • – Nadja Podobnik, Correspondents Editor, Slovenian News Agency STA, Ljubljana

Moderator: Ali Aslan, International TV Host, Moderator and Journalist, Berlin 

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch 

14:15 – 14:30  Key Note: Noel Curran, EBU Director General, Geneva 

14:30 – 15:45 Panel III: WE ARE YOUNG (how to attract young audiences, strategies for public service media, targeted content for millennials)

  • – Lorik Arifaj, Programme Director, RTK, Pristina
  • – Petar Karaboev, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dnevnik, Sofia
  • – Ivan Lovreček, Managing Director, Videoclick, Zagreb
  • – Felicia Reinstädt, Head of Bremen NEXT, Radio Bremen

Moderator: Maida Muminović, Executive Director, Mediacentar Sarajevo

15:45 – 16:00  Presentation of the CEI/SEEMO Investigative Journalism Award – Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism 2020 by Barbra Fabro, Senior Executive Officer, Central European Initiative (CEI), Trieste to Cecilia Anesi, investigative reporter at IrpiMedia, Natalija Jovanović, investigative reporter at BIRN and to Esmeralda Keta from Top Channel, Albania.

16:00 – 16:15   Closing remarks

SEEMF information:
SEEMO office Vienna: +43 1 5133940 | info@seemf.org
www.seemo.org | www.kas.de/medien-europa/en | www.cei.int

SEEMF locations / hubs:
Belgrade: Hotel Palace
Fažana: Multimedijalni centar
Podgorica: Hotel Voco
Sarajevo: Pro Event Space
Sofia: Hotel Balkan
Tirana: Tirana Times Library

Conference language:

@SEEMF_MEDIA @seemofreemedia @KASmediaSEE @CEI_Secretariat

Local partners:

Important note:
During the event multimedia will be used. With their registration the participants give consent about the usage
of photos and videos made before, during and after the event, for an unlimited period of time and for both
online and print materials. They will be used by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, SEEMO and CEI.