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Media Ownership and Its Impact on Media Independence and Pluralism

 Results from a research project on media ownership in central and Eastern Europe are now available online at

“Media Ownership and Its Impact on Media Independence and Pluralism,” conducted by the South East European Network for Professionalization of the Media (SEENPM), maps out ownership patterns and their effects in Southeast European countries and EU member states in central and Eastern Europe. SEENPM will release a print version of the survey in June.

"The close interrelation of media, political and economic capital (sometimes in the hands of a single person) is a common feature of EU member states as well as the 18 countries included in this study," the report states in its regional summary. "This book represents an attempt to delineate some of the basic characteristics of the media markets in post-socialist countries."

The study provides reports for: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. The Peace Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia - a SEENPM member - led the study, which was conducted between July 2003 and May 2004.

The study's findings also will be presented at a regional conference in Blend, Slovenia, on June 11 and 12. (See the IJNet News Archive at SEENPM and the Peace Institute are organizing the conference with the Council of Europe's Media Division. Participants from all of the 18 countries covered in the project are expected to attend.

For more information, contact Brankica Petkovic at the Peace Institute at, telephone +386 1 234 77 20, 234 77 27, or fax at +386 1 234 77 22.


source: IJNET #259
published by: Daniela Mathis date of release on this site 01/06/04 


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