5th September 2017
By Tom Law

How to improve the precarious state of journalism in South East Europe & Turkey

How to improve the precarious state of journalism in South East Europe & Turkey

10:00-12:00, 14 November, Brussels

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) invites you to its event “How to improve the precarious state of journalism in South East Europe and Turkey”, which will take place on the 14th of November 2017 at the Press Club Brussels, in the framework of the project “Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey”.

With financial support from the EU and UNESCO, the project seeks to strengthen freedom of expression, access to information, free, independent and pluralistic media, ensuring that journalists and media are key drivers for democratic, sustainable and peaceful development in the region.

On this occasion, seven journalists and trade union representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey will discuss the journalists’ working conditions in their own country in a discussion moderated by the Director of the Ethical Journalism Network, Aidan White.


  • 10:00 – Opening speech

Representative, UNESCO

Andris Kesteris, Principal Advisor DG Enlargement, European Commission

  • 10:30 – Discussion

Moderated by Aidan White, Director of the Ethical Journalism Network

  • 11:30 – Questions & Answers
  • 12:00 – Closing and light lunch


  • Dejan Gligorijevic SINOS – Journalists Union of Serbia
  • Erisa Zykaj APJA – Association of Professional Journalists of Albania
  • Marijana Camovic SMCG – Trade Union of Media of Montenegro
  • Mustafa Kuleli TGS – Journalists’ Union of Turkey
  • Rea Adilagić BHN – Bosnia-Herzegovina Journalists’ Association
  • Shkelqim Hysenaj AJK – Association of Journalists of Kosovo
  • Vlado Apostolov SSNM – Trade Union of Macedonian Journalists & Media Workers

The project Building Trust in media in South East Europe and Turkey is financially supported by Unesco and the European Union. All responsibilities regarding the contents and the actions belong to the authors only and should not be considered as reflecting the views of Unesco or the European Union.

For more information contact the EFJ’s Mehmet Koksal.

Mehmet Koksal
European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) / Fédération européenne des journalistes (FEJ)
tel : +32 2 235 22 09 – [email protected]
@mehmetkoksal / @efjeurope

For updates on the project follow the #TrustInMediaSEE hashtag