The research team from the South East European Media Observatory has developed a comparative review of the public media services in the region, whose aim is to map the best practices in the management and funding models, which would enable the public media services to work in the public interest and to resist political impacts.
The regional review includes the public media services in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Inter alia, in the conclusions of the report, it is stated that the public broadcasting services in the region are exposed to constant crisis and pressure. In all countries from the region there is a huge necessity for reforming either the funding model or the management model, or both. This regional overview also reminds the public broadcasting services, the governments and the media reforms advocates of the existence of alternative measures for improvement of their independence and their function.
The report of the regional review is available below: