European Federation of Journalists

Event: How to improve the precarious state of journalism in South East Europe and Turkey? 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

Tarja Turtia, UNESCO Programme Specialist

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
  • Maja Vasic-Nikolic
    NUNS – Independent Journalists’ Association
  • 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.Photo credit: Robert Atanasovski