The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will host and organize a roundtable discussion with members of the media representing different media outlets in Montenegro.
Managers and editors from print and online media outlets in Montenegro will participate in the discussions on how to improve media self-regulation in the country and to start the process of confidence-building between different media actors.
Representatives from the daily newspapers Pobjeda, Dan, Vijesti and Dnevne Novine will participate, as well as representatives from the Monitor weekly, the portal Analitika. The Secretary General of the Media Council for Self-regulation will also attend the meeting.
The roundtable discussion serves as a follow-up to the meetings the Representative held in Montenegro on 17 July.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in International Institute of Communications Annual Conference. This year's conference bears the title Trends in Global Communications: Breaking down silos to embrace convergence. The Representative will give a speech at the conference's keynote session entitled Data protection, cyber security and human rights:balancing and managing policy responses, network operator responsibilities and risks.
The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and the OSCE Mission to Skopje will host and organize the second workshop of the CMEM, a venue for discussions on media ethics.
The workshop will be led by Dieter Loraine, Managing Director of Albany Associates and media expert, and chaired by Ulrike Schmidt, Project Officer at the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media.
At the workshop, all members of the CMEM will finalize a strategic action plan and action points of the press council, which will also be presented at a press conference. More information on CMEM is available here.
The Principial Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will participate in a meeting on protection of journalism and safety of journalists, organized by Council of Europe.
The first meeting was held on 3 and 4 of March 2014 and information from that meeting is available here.
Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in Russian Union of Journalists' 18th festival in Sochi, Russia. The event brings together several hundred media professionals to discuss current trends and challenges for journalism.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in the 80th PEN International Congress. The Representative will deliver a key note speech at the conference and also participate in a panel discussion on criminal defamation organized by the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International. More information about the event is available on the conference website.
The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will organize a third roundtable discussion between the representatives of the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), and the National Union of the Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).
The objective of the roundtable is to facilitate a dialogue between the journalists of the two countries and define the support measures to enhance journalists’ professional standards and safety.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in an international conference on the development of independent media in the digital age in Eurasia. Mijatović will give deliver a speech at the opening session of the conference. More information about the event is available on the conference website.
The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will particiapte in an international media conference on politics and media. Barata will be a panelist and expert on a session about the main challanges of Romanian press and the influence of politics.