Monitoring political independence of public service media: comparative analysis across 19 European Union member states

Šimunjak, Maja (2016) Monitoring political independence of public service media: comparative analysis across 19 European Union member states. Journal of Media Business Studies, 13 (3) . ISSN 1652-2354 (doi:10.1080/16522354.2016.1227529)

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Abstract

This paper examines risks for political independence of public service media in European Union Member States by examining legal safeguards for guaranteeing independence of public service media’s governance and its funding mechanisms, and also the extent to which these are implemented. The analysis was conducted in 19 EU countries through a questionnaire-based method. The questionnaire was completed by a local team consisting of national media scholars. Results point to differences in media policies concerned with PSM’s independence among EU countries, with many risks associated with these policies and their implementation. Specifically, significant risk for PSM’s political independence has been identified in more than half of the EU Member States included in the sample (n=11), most of these being countries of Southern and Central Eastern Europe.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 19 Sep 2016
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 20435
Notes on copyright: Attached full text: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Media Business Studies on 19/08/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/16522354.2016.1227529
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Depositing User: Maja Simunjak
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 09:30
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 12:39
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20435

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