Ana NenezićFollow

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Summer 2020


Montenegro, media freedom, public funding, political influence, market competition


Free and independent media are the basis of every democratic society. In order for media to fulfil their watchdog role, they need to be politically and economically independent in their work, operate under clearly prescribed legal standards and be free from inadequate external political influence. In this way the competition would define the market, and not the political influence. Freedom of expression and media freedoms are under constant political pressure in Montenegro resulting in deep polarization of media environment. The non-transparent and non-competitive state distribution of public funds disrupts the media market in Montenegro, and additionally weakens the economic independence of media, directly determining on how media report on governmental activities.


Economic Policy | Mass Communication | Social Influence and Political Communication


Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

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This work has been created with support from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright - English for Graduate Students Program.



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