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Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO 2012 Award


Jeta Xharra wins 2012 Dr. Busek – SEEMO Award for Better Understanding
Vienna, 30 October 2012
 
   

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), has announced that Kosovo journalist Jeta Xharra is the winner of the 2012 Dr. Erhard Busek – SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South East Europe.

A 10-member international jury chose Xharra for the award based on her outstanding contribution to the process of democratization and better understanding in South East Europe.

The award, which carries a cash prize of €3,000, is scheduled to be presented on 16 November 2012 in Vienna by Dr. Erhard Busek, president of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, and by Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO secretary general.

     
   
     

The Winner

Since 2005, Xharra has been the Kosovo director of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) as well as a presenter on, and the editor-in-chief of, "Life in Kosovo", which combines investigative journalism and discussions. Kosovo’s most-watched television current affairs program, "Life in Kosovo" is shown weekly on public broadcaster Radio Television Kosovo and has pushed the boundaries of debate, holding authorities to account and opening discussion on previously-taboo subjects.

BIRN Kosovo has 70 staff members and contributors throughout Kosovo. BIRN produces English-language publications, such as Balkan Insight and Prishtina Insight, as well as broadcast programs and print publications in local languages, including "Life in Kosovo”, the newsletter Justice in Kosovo and reports from BIRN’s Courts Monitoring Project.

Xharra started her journalistic career as a fixer/local producer for the BBC News and Channel 4 in 1998, and later became the manager of the BBC Kosovo Bureau. In 1999, she worked for the BBC News in Albania and Macedonia. In 2003 she opened the Kosovo office of the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

Xharra has lived most of her life in Pristina, Kosovo, where she attended school and university. She studied drama at the Academy of Arts in Kosovo. She also lived in London, where she obtained a master’s degree in War Studies at King's College in 2000 and a master’s degree with distinction in Screenwriting from the London College of Printing in 2002.

In London, Xharra wrote the play "Warless," which was presented as a reading at London's Royal Court Theatre during the Young Writer's Festival in 2004. She also contributed to different publications in the United Kingdom, including the Independent, the EconomistSunday Telegraph and Jane's Intelligence Review. While in the United Kingdom, Xharra worked for the Foreign News Planning Desk at the BBC World Service and for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

     
   
     

The Award

The Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South, Eastern and Central Europe honours journalists, editors, media executives, media experts, writers and journalism trainers in South East Europe who have contributed to promoting better understanding in the region and who have worked towards ending minority-related problems, ethnic divisions, racism, xenophobia, gender discrimination, homophobia etc.

The award is sponsored by Busek, who is also former vice-chancellor of Austria, Jean Monet Professor ad personam, president of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, coordinator of the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI), and former special coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.

 

Previous winners of the award include:

2011: Drago Hedl, (Croatia) journalist, Zagreb-based daily Jutarnji List.

2010: Omer Karabeg (Bosnia and Herzegovina), journalist, South Slavic and Albanian Language Service program of Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL), founder and editor of the radio program Most (Bridge), Prague, Czech Republic.

2009: Boris Bergant (Slovenia), co-founder of the Alpe Adria broadcasting project, former deputy-president of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and former deputy director of Radio Television Slovenia.

2008: Brankica Stankovic (Serbia), author of the TV program Insajder, produced by B92 Television, Belgrade, Serbia.

2007: Milena Dimitrova (Bulgaria), columnist, Sofia-based daily Trud, Bulgaria.

2006: Danko Plevnik (Croatia), columnist, Split-based daily Slobodna Dalmacija,

2005: Brankica Petkovic (Slovenia), head of the Center for Media Policy, Peace Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2003: Kemal Kurspahic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), former editor-in-chief of the Sarajevo-based daily Oslobodjenje.

2002: Denis Latin (Croatia) author of the TV program Latinica, Croatian Radio Television (HRT)

 

 

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Last week for Nominations for 2012 Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South, Eastern and Central Europe
Vienna, 18 May 2012
 

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), calls for nominations for the  2012 Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South, Eastern and Central Europe. Eligible to be nominated are journalists, editors, media executives, media experts, writers or journalism trainers in South East Europe, who have contributed to promoting better understanding in the region and have worked towards ending minority-related problems, ethnic divisions, racism, xenophobia, gender discrimination, homophobia, etc. The winner will be awarded 3,000 Euros.

The award is sponsored by Dr. Erhard Busek, former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Jean Monet Professor ad personam, President of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Coordinator of the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI), and Former Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2012. All material must arrive at the SEEMO office by 31 May 2012.

Should you wish to nominate a candidate for the 2012 Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO 2012 Award for Better Understanding in South, Eastern and Central Europe, please send SEEMO the following information:

 1. Letter of nomination with basic details about the candidate and the reasons why you propose the specific candidate.

 2. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate.

 3. Supporting material: a list of the candidate's merits, information about the media which published and/or broadcast the candidate's work; any other relevant material.

 4. Your contact information: name; address; cell phone, phone and fax number; email address.

 5. Candidate's contact information: name, address, phone number and email address.

If you would like to nominate a media outlet, an organisation or an institution, please include details about the person who would represent the organisation. The award is presented only to individuals.

If your nomination is supported by an organisation or a media outlet, please send us the name of a contact person from the institution supporting your nomination.

If your nomination is supported by another individual or individuals, please send us their details and contact information.

Please send the supporting material to the SEEMO office in Vienna, Austria. TV reports should be on DVD, audio reports on CD, while candidatures for print media representatives should include copies of articles. If possible, video, audio and print material in local languages should be accompanied by a brief translation into English. Unfortunately, supporting material cannot be returned. Please make sure to send us copies rather than original material.

The candidates must come from or work in the geographic area covered by SEEMO: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Republic of Macedonia / FYROM, Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.

The winner will be chosen by an international jury composed of distinguished journalists and media experts. Members of the jury cannot be nominated for the award. Self-nominations are not acceptable.

An official press release will announce the winner.

The award will be presented on 16 November 2012 in Vienna, Austria, by Dr. Erhard Busek and Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General. The winner will be invited to the presentation. All travel expenses will be covered.

 Please send your nomination and supporting material to:

 SEEMO/IPI Busek Award 2011

 Spiegelgasse 2/29

 1010 Vienna, Austria

 E-mail: basis@seemo.org

For more information:
Tel: +43 1 513 39 40

 Fax: +43 1 512 90 15

E-mail: basis@seemo.org  

Previous winners of the Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South East Europe are:

2011: Drago Hedl, (Croatia) journalist, Zagreb-based daily Jutarnji List.

2010: Omer Karabeg (Bosnia and Herzegovina), journalist, South Slavic and Albanian Language Service program of Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL), founder and editor of the radio program Most (Bridge), Prague, Czech Republic.

2009: Boris Bergant (Slovenia), co-founder of the Alpe Adria broadcasting project, former deputy-president of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and former deputy director of Radio Television Slovenia.

2008: Brankica Stankovic (Serbia), author of the TV program Insajder, produced by B92 Television, Belgrade, Serbia.

2007: Milena Dimitrova (Bulgaria), columnist, Sofia-based daily Trud, Bulgaria.

2006: Danko Plevnik (Croatia), columnist, Split-based daily Slobodna Dalmacija,

2005: Brankica Petkovic (Slovenia), Head of the Center for Media Policy, Peace Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2003: Kemal Kurspahic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), former editor-in-chief of the Sarajevo-based daily Oslobodjenje.

2002: Denis Latin (Croatia) author of the TV program Latinica,  Croatian Radio Television (HRT) 

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Nominations Reminder: CEI SEEMO 2012 Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

The Central European Initiative (CEI), in cooperation with the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), has launched a Call for Proposals for the 2012 Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism. The application deadline is June 30, 2012.

The award is open to nationals of 18 CEI Member States (Albania; Austria; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; the Czech Republic;  Hungary;  Italy;  Macedonia;  Moldova; Montenegro; Poland; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; and Ukraine) who have made a special contribution to investigative reporting in the past three years and are still active journalists.

The winning candidate will receive a cash prize of 5,000 EUR, offered by the CEI, which will be officially presented on the occasion of the South East Europe Media Forum to be held in Montenegro (Budva/Becici) on 15-16 October 2012.

The CEI SEEMO Award, established in 2008, honours journalists’ outstanding contributions to investigative reporting, often conducted in very difficult conditions.

“We know the crucial role journalists and media have in ensuring that citizens have access to ideas and information; that is why we give an annual award for outstanding merits in investigative journalism,” said CEI Secretary General Gerhard Pfanzelter.

SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said: “Investigative journalists are important for democratic developments in each country in the CEI /SEEMO region”.

Previous award recipients were:  Drago Hedl, Croatia (2008); Besar Likmeta, Albania (2009); Adrian Mogos, Romania (2010); and Wlodzmierz Kalicki, Poland (2011).

The Call for Proposals and Application Form is available at: www.ceinet.org / www.seemo.org

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Call for Nominations for 2012  Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South, Eastern and Central Europe
Vienna, 30 March 2012
 

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), calls for nominations for the  2012 Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South, Eastern and Central Europe. Eligible to be nominated are journalists, editors, media executives, media experts, writers or journalism trainers in South East Europe, who have contributed to promoting better understanding in the region and have worked towards ending minority-related problems, ethnic divisions, racism, xenophobia, gender discrimination, homophobia, etc. The winner will be awarded 3,000 Euros.

The award is sponsored by Dr. Erhard Busek, former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Jean Monet Professor ad personam, President of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Coordinator of the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI), and Former Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2012. All material must arrive at the SEEMO office by 31 May 2012.

Should you wish to nominate a candidate for the 2012 Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO 2012 Award for Better Understanding in South, Eastern and Central Europe, please send SEEMO the following information:

 1. Letter of nomination with basic details about the candidate and the reasons why you propose the specific candidate.

 2. Curriculum Vitae of the candidate.

 3. Supporting material: a list of the candidate's merits, information about the media which published and/or broadcast the candidate's work; any other relevant material.

 4. Your contact information: name; address; cell phone, phone and fax number; email address.

 5. Candidate's contact information: name, address, phone number and email address.

 If you would like to nominate a media outlet, an organisation or an institution, please include details about the person who would represent the organisation. The award is presented only to individuals.

If your nomination is supported by an organisation or a media outlet, please send us the name of a contact person from the institution supporting your nomination.

 If your nomination is supported by another individual or individuals, please send us their details and contact information.

Please send the supporting material to the SEEMO office in Vienna, Austria. TV reports should be on DVD, audio reports on CD, while candidatures for print media representatives should include copies of articles. If possible, video, audio and print material in local languages should be accompanied by a brief translation into English. Unfortunately, supporting material cannot be returned. Please make sure to send us copies rather than original material.

The candidates must come from or work in the geographic area covered by SEEMO: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Republic of Macedonia / FYROM, Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.

The winner will be chosen by an international jury composed of distinguished journalists and media experts. Members of the jury cannot be nominated for the award. Self-nominations are not acceptable.

An official press release will announce the winner.

The award will be presented on 16 November 2012 in Vienna, Austria, by Dr. Erhard Busek and Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General. The winner will be invited to the presentation. All travel expenses will be covered.

 Please send your nomination and supporting material to:

 SEEMO/IPI Busek Award 2011
 Spiegelgasse 2/29
 1010 Vienna, Austria
 E-mail: basis@seemo.org

For more information:
Tel: +43 1 513 39 40

 Fax: +43 1 512 90 15
E-mail: basis@seemo.org  

Previous winners of the Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South East Europe are:

2011: Drago Hedl, (Croatia) journalist, Zagreb-based daily Jutarnji List.

2010: Omer Karabeg (Bosnia and Herzegovina), journalist, South Slavic and Albanian Language Service program of Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL), founder and editor of the radio program Most (Bridge), Prague, Czech Republic.

2009: Boris Bergant (Slovenia), co-founder of the Alpe Adria broadcasting project, former deputy-president of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and former deputy director of Radio Television Slovenia.

2008: Brankica Stankovic (Serbia), author of the TV program Insajder, produced by B92 Television, Belgrade, Serbia.

2007: Milena Dimitrova (Bulgaria), columnist, Sofia-based daily Trud, Bulgaria.

2006: Danko Plevnik (Croatia), columnist, Split-based daily Slobodna Dalmacija,

2005: Brankica Petkovic (Slovenia), Head of the Center for Media Policy, Peace Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2003: Kemal Kurspahic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), former editor-in-chief of the Sarajevo-based daily Oslobodjenje.

2002: Denis Latin (Croatia) author of the TV program Latinica,  Croatian Radio Television (HRT)

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