Media for Citizens
The project Media for Citizens is developed by the Peace Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, with the support of the European Commission, to address issues of media pluralism and communication rights of citizens, and to empower citizens, especially minority groups, for active participation in media society.
Communication rights of citizens are endangered by media ownership concentration and deficiency of public service media. Minority groups face problems with access to the media and media (mis)representations. There is lack of effective regulatory and self-regulatory instruments on national and European level that would provide media diversity and pluralism, and media accountability.
Our work focus on monitoring, policy research, advocacy, training/education and publishing activities with purpose to contribute to public awareness as well as to changes in media policy and media practices towards increase of media content diversity, pluralism of media ownership, media accountability and better access of minority groups and citizens to the media in Slovenia. The project includes empowerment activities to increase critical and active relations of citizens and minority groups to the media.
Project leader: Brankica Petković
Project coworkers: Lana Zdravković, Sandra Bašić-Hrvatin, Lenart J. Kučić, Iztok Jurančič, Marko Prpič and Roman Kuhar