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Inception report SEE Media Observatory

Title of the Action: South East European Media Observatory: Building Capacities and Coalitions for Monitoring Media Integrity and Advancing Media Reforms

19.06.2013.

The inception phase included the following main activities: set up of project management structure; development of visibility tools; outline methodology for media integrity research (media integrity risk indicators); outline structure, design and editorial guidelines for the web site of the SEE Media Observatory; outline terms of references for sub-granting; internal consultations on the Strategy, including discussions about the outlined tools – through online communication and two project management meetings; external consultations on the Strategy with stakeholders on national and regional level.

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Title of the Action: South East European Media Observatory: Building Capacities and Coalitions for Monitoring Media Integrity and Advancing Media Reforms
Contract number: 2012/306-658
Duration of the Action: 1 December 2012 – 30 November 2014
Extension period: 2015 and 2016
Coordinator of the Action: Peace Institute, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies (PI)

Partners in the Action:
Albanian Media Institute (AMI)
Media and Civil Society Development Foundation “Mediacentar” (Media Center Sarajevo, MC)
Investigative Journalism Centre (IJC/CIN)
Independent Journalism Foundation (Center for Independent Journalism, CIJ)
Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM)
Novi Sad School of Journalism (NNSJ)

Associates in the Action:
Kosovo Media Institute
Montenegro Media Institute
Media Association (Medya Derneǧi), Istanbul
The Guardian Foundation

Beneficiary country of the action:
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia

Budget:  740.814,55 EUR,
EC contribution: 592.651,64 EUR

Mission statement:
The project “South East European Media Observatory – Building Capacities and Coalitions for Monitoring Media Integrity and Advancing Media Reforms” nurtures and fosters prominent role of civil society in the media reform processes in the countries of South East Europe. In 2013 and 2014, it focuses on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia. The project aims at informing and sparkling public debates on media freedom and pluralism, particularly addressing the impact of media ownership and political clientelism. Its objective is to influence media sector reform processes through developing media integrity research, regional media observatory, consultations and coalitions between stakeholders.

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Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kosovo*
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Montenegro
Serbia
Turkey
Croatia (archive)

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

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