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New Publications of the MEDIADEM Project

The FP7 project MEDIADEM (European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems) has just published case study reports for 14 countries participating in the project: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The reports seek to analyse national media policies, and are focused on the question: Does media policy promote media freedom and independence?

The country report on Croatian media policy has been written by the IMO research team (Nada Švob-Đokić, Paško Bilić and Zrinjka Peruško, all active members of the Culturelink Team), and is published as a result of a research study largely based on interviews with journalists, publishers, regulators and politicians involved in the media policy and media industry. It engages in an empirical study of the institutional dynamics of media policy-making, and also examines the regulatory framework governing the media, investigating whether the domestic rules, as enacted and implemented, facilitate the development of free and independent media. The research methods employed in this case study report include an examination of primary resources, secondary literature and semi-structured interviews.

The report for Croatia is available at the following web address: www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Croatia.pdf

All country reports are available at the MEDIADEM project website: www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/findings/