On the occasion of the meeting of the jury of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism, held in Trieste on 8 July with the participation of prominent journalists and experts, the CEI Secretariat - in cooperation with the News Agency ANSA - organised a panel discussion open to the local media.

The debate, moderated by Francesco De Filippo, editor in chief of ANSA FVG, focused on journalism and the situation of the media in the CEI region.

Welcome addresses were delivered by CEI Deputy Secretary General, Nina Kodelja, and the President of the FVG Journalists’ Association, Cristiano Degano.

Contributions on their professional and personal experiences were presented by Maja Sever, HRT - Croatian Radio Television; Remzi Lani, Executive Director,  Albanian Media Institute; Ivan Cadjenovic, Daily Press "Vijesti", Montenegro; Anna Babinets, OCCRP, Ukraine; Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General.

The audience had the chance to exchange views and information with the speakers in a lively debate. Mauro Manzin, from the daily Il Piccolo, and Antonio Caiazza, from RAI FVG, presented their experiences as Italian journalists with direct knowledge of some of these countries.

CEI Senior Executive Officer, Barbara Fabro provided background information on the CEI involvement in media-related activities, such as the CEI SEEMO Award, the South East Europe Media Forum and some initiatives providing journalism training and best practice exchange.  

Cooperation in the field of media is a priority for the CEI, as highlighted in the Plan of Action 2018-2020, with a focus on promoting media pluralism, transparency and independence as well as enhancing quality journalism.  

For more information: fabro@cei.int

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