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Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism
of the media in the South Caucasus and Moldova
 

 
Budget
 
€ 1 100 000

Funding

European Union – Council of Europe
 

Implementation

Council of Europe
 

Duration

24 months (2011 - 2012)
 

Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to support the development of legal and institutional guarantees for freedom of expression, higher quality journalism and a pluralistic media landscape in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova, in line with Council of Europe standards and as regards both traditional and new media.
 

Target groups

Public officials, media professionals, journalism educators, civil society
 

Final beneficiaries

Media professionals, society at large
 

Expected results

·     The regulatory framework for freedom of expression and for media is brought closer in line with European standards;

·     The implementation of the media-related regulatory framework and self-regulation is improved in line with Council of Europe standards;

·     The broadcasting regulatory bodies are better equipped to function in an independent and effective manner; decision-making is more transparent;

·     The public service broadcasters gain in professionalism and are better trusted by the political leaders, the civil society, media professionals and the public at large;

·      Journalists better understand their rights, respect ethical rules and are trained to exercise their work professionally;

·      The quality of journalism education is improved.
 

Main activities

Conferences, seminars, workshops, training, expert advice, study tours, publications