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The focus of this policy brief is on the issue of funding, the selection and terms of the board and management, and proposed methods to increase RTK’s accountability.
The results of the research, presented in this paper, show that PSB in BiH has failed to secure a sustainable funding model, is not independent from politics, does not fulfil its remit, and has failed to adopt new technologies crucial to its continued relevance and survival.
One of the main reasons for the failed transformation of the public broadcaster in Macedonia is the political parallelism of the entire media system: the strong and durable links between the political parties and the media.
This paper investigates the developments of public service broadcasting in Albania by analyzing core aspects of its functioning - regulatory framework, financing model and digitalization – within the broader socio-cultural and political context.
This paper examines the status and operation of the public service broadcaster in Montenegro and the process of transformation of the state-controlled Radio Television of Montenegro (Radio i Televizija Crne Gore, or RTCG) into a public service broadcaster. Based on the analysis of the legislation, existing studies, publicly available documents, and interviews with competent interlocutors, the research results indicate that RTCG has not experienced substantial transformation into a public service broadcaster.
The political pressures that prevent the public service broadcaster in Montenegro from performing its public role have existed since its establishment, and are reflected in its editorial bias, program quality, level of technological development, and the level of professionalism among its employees. In that context, an important factor to be considered is if and how the funding model of the public service broadcaster in Montenegro contributes to its editorial and financial independence.