Publication Date: November 2015
Research and Editorial Team: Daniela Brkić
SEE Media Observatory Montenegro

Media pluralism in Montenegro is only apparent, as indeed insufficient transparency of media ownership and poor implementation of the weak rules on media concentration have led to the creation of media clusters that deeply polarise the media scene.

The complete absence of rules on state advertising and the delayed privatisation of state owned outlets have contributed to create a media landscape in which media clusters, aligned with the regime or openly opposing it, function as the mouthpiece of political powers. Smear campaigns are the tolls often used to target political opponents, contributing to an incresing disregard of professional standards.

This report released by SEE Media Observatory is part of a series of media integrity reports covering all seven EU enlargement countries.

Tags: Montenegro Media_ownership Transparency_of_media_ownership State_advertising Concentration_of_Media_Ownership

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