SKOPJE, 16 October 2014.

Not enough or too much information? This is the topic of the Forum that brings together journalists, editors-in chief, civil society representatives from South, East and Central Europe.

On 16-18 October will take place in Skopje the VIII South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF). It bringing together media CEOs, leading journalists, editors-in-chief, business professionals, CEOs from companies active in South East and Central Europe, representatives of marketing and public relations agencies, civil society representatives, academics and representatives of state institutions from South, East and Central Europe.

The topic of the VIII SEEMF is Media in South East Europe: Not enough or too much information? The discussions will include the right to access information, data journalism, privacy and the protection of journalists’ sources, self-regulation and standards of quality reporting. A session will also be dedicated to opinion making in times of conflict and will discuss the lessons of the media war on Ukraine.

The SEEMF will also present the annual CEI-SEEMO Investigative Journalism Award. The International Press Institute will organise a workshop about defamation, and the Safety Net for European Journalists network will discuss about the needs of threatened journalists and of censorship disguised in Europe.

Apart from working sessions, SEEMF offers a unique opportunity to meet leading professionals for an open discussion about media, press freedom, marketing, business and new media in South East and Central Europe.