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Public service media in SEE is an important part of the media landscape. Their existence is enshrined in the law of all countries and their mandate is to serve the whole society by informing, educating, consulting and entertaining. However, public service media have repeatedly been criticized of being the mouthpiece of the government. Thus, this year on several occasions, protests occurred against political interference in reporting and structures of the media. The Media Programme SEE] of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) has taken a closer look at the current situation and developments of public service media in South East Europe the last couple of months. The survey is part of the new KAS book “A Pillar of Democracy on Shaky Ground – Public Service Media in South East Europe”. Read more here.

Source: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

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