BUCHAREST - The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) published a 'Safety Net Manual - Guidelines for Journalists in Extraordinary or Emergency Situations'.

The manual is published within the EU-funded project ‘Safety Net for European Journalists‘, with which the European transnational partnership coordinated by Italian think tank Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso has dedicated the year 2014 to studying the state of press freedom in Italy, South East Europe and Turkey.

Among the many actions, the partners

  • fostered knowledge-sharing within a very fragmented media freedom community,
  • monitored, documented and reported on violations of press freedom in 11 European countries,
  • crowdsourced and mapped hundreds of media freedom violations across Europe online,
  • offered concrete support to threatened reporters and media professionals, and
  • raised public awareness about a problem that is shared from east to west.

Download the English manual here.

As of February 19th, the manual is also available in Romanian and Italian.

Alan Rusbridger to speak at Difference Day 2019


In honour of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the fifth edition of Difference Day will take place in BOZAR, Brussels. Difference Day honours people and organisations that make a difference in protecting and promoting freedom of the press and freedom of expression.