SEEMO Launches an Electronic Version of South East and Central Europe Media Handbook
The South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), launches an online version of the South East and Central Europe Media Handbook. The online database www.mediahandbook.org contains an array of updated information on Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.
The database includes latest political and economic developments, an overview of the media landscape, media-related legislation and media freedom issues. The ERSTE Foundation supports the online and print edition of the South East and Central Europe Media Handbook.
Annual publication since 2004, the South East and Central Europe Media Handbook has been the major source of regional media-related information. Printed in 4000 copies, with over 2500 pages of information, the 2010 Handbook includes introductory articles by Michael Spindelegger, Austria´s Federal Minister for European and International Affairs; Gerhard Pfanzelter, Secretary General of Central European Initiative (CEI); Boris Marte, Member of the Board of ERSTE Foundation and Erhard Busek, former Vice-Chancellor of Austria and Chairman of the European Forum Alpbach.