Publication Date: May 2014
Publisher: Peace Institute
Research and Editorial Team: Brankica Petković (editor); Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc (assistant editor); Sandra B. Hrvatin, Dušan Reljić and Aidan White (advisory board)

The book addresses the obstacles to a democratic development of media systems in the countries of South East Europe by mapping patterns of corrupt relations and practices in media policy development, media ownership and financing, public service broadcasting, and journalism as a profession. It introduces the concept of media integrity to denote public service values in media and journalism. It adopts both a regional perspective and a country-specifc focus, covering five countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia.

This book and the project South East European Media Observatory build on the legacy of previous research and advocacy actions of the SEENPM, especially the 2003/2004 research and book on media ownership and its impact on media independence and pluralism.

Tags: Ethics of journalism Media ownership Public broadcasting Albania Bosnia Herzegovina North Macedonia Serbia Croatia

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