The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have opened the Call for Applications 2015 of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism.
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford is seeking abstracts of papers for presentation at its conference, "Negotiating Culture: integrating legacy and digital cultures in news media." The event will take place Oct. 28 to 30 in Oxford, England.
Euradionantes in Nantes, France, is looking for interns for the period of six months. The media focuses on European news and information, in order to make European politics relevant on a local scale and to contribute to the awareness of Europe.
University students in journalism, communications or related fields who are citizens of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the United States can participate in the Journey Program.
It is necessary for the state to sustain a distinct state policy of no-compromise and refusal of support of media that are explicably violating ethical standards, the national legislation or common European values.
Predictably, the European elections on May 25th gave yet another illustration of “hate speech” firmly establishing itself as a communication tool. Even citizen initiatives, like the promotion of electoral activity, fell prey to this trend.
In recent years, Bulgaria is constantly losing ground in the rankings for freedom of speech drawn up by reputable international organizations. This negative trend is evidence of an acute problem with the media environment in the country. One of the essential characteristics of this environment is the lack of uniform rules applicable to all media. This deficit has an adverse impact on public attitudes towards the media and towards journalists as a whole - public credibility of the media is not especially high.
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