Medien | Media - Part 29

posted by PP on 2006/02/03 11:58

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Also after the Presentation of Arben Hajrullahu and Julia Nietsch we had some controversial as well as fruitful Discussion. Via More / Mehr... you may find the Abstract for their Presentation:
Developments in the media landscape in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosova/o
The economic well-being of a country, its legislative framework, and its political culture strongly influence the quality of its media. In these three fields, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosova/o still have far to go. Quality media are rare, and the few existing ones cannot develop properly – although they would have an important role to play in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosova/o, supporting the building of rule of law and of an active civil society and acting as “watchdog” controlling the state powers. Functioning democratic institutions, rule of law, and an active civil society are also the preconditions to achieve a successful integration into the EU.

The media landscape in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosova/o shows many similarities: In both Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosova/o donor funding lead to a boom in the creation of media outlets – but not necessarily to a diversified media landscape. Media in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosova/o struggle with the same difficulties: although both Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosova/o have an exemplary legislative framework regulating media functioning and stipulating free access to public information and public documents, the situation on the ground is unsatisfactory. Media are subjects to political and economic pressure, as the media lack local investments and are often victims of incompetent management, and thus poor sales. There are only few journalism training centres in the region, and specialised journalists are rare (e.g. journalists on EU issues). Most media operate on a very local range and are divided along ethnic lines.


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Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier)
Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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