Project: Civil Response to Clientelism in Media – MEDIA CIRCLE
Duration: December 2013 – December 2017.
Donor: European Commission / IPA CSF
Partners: Partnership for Social Development (Croatia), Expert Forum (Romania), Vesta (BiH), BH Journalists (BiH), Center for Media Activities (FYR Macedonia), Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina (Serbia) and Public Policy Institute (Montenegro)
About the project: Starting from the issue of media clientelism and lack of independence in the Balkans and South-Eastern Europe, the partners aim to establish sustainable mechanisms for monitoring Media Clientelism and Politicisation Index that will enable cross country comparative and country specific reporting on the state of media clientelism and politicisation as well as to improve national and international policies related to Freedom of Media, Financing of Media, Suppression of Political Influence, enhanced Transparency and Accountability and protection of journalists from undue influence, pressure and violence.
Goals: Establishing independent sustainable multi-layered cross country mechanisms for active media policy monitoring, advocacy and emergency response in SE Europe; enhancing cross-sector cooperation between journalists, public institutions and NGOs.