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Journalists assaulted in Romania

Protesters and policemen allegedly assaulted numerous reporters covering peaceful anti-government protests that degenerated into violence in Bucharest between 15 and 16 January. It appeared that the journalists were deliberate targets. Catalin Lupasteanu, from the Mediafax news agency, said that he was beaten up by the police although he shouted: “Press! Press!” Several employees of Bucharest-based […]

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SEEMO issues 2011 press freedom overview

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a subsidiary of the International Press Institute (IPI), in 2011 registered 684 press freedom violations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. Press freedom violations include […]

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Romanian national defence strategy describes media as ‘security threat’

The South 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), is very concerned about the Romanian National Defence Strategy which has been adopted by the Romanian Supreme Defence Council (CSAT) and passed on to […]

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SEEMO/IPI Press Release: Romanian Prime Minister boycotts media, as Bulgarian journalist sues bulgarian Council of Ministers

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), is alarmed at the political pressure being exercised on media in both Romania and Bulgaria. According to information received by SEEMO, on 13 April […]

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