Media Markets in SEE and EU Accession Countries – Mapping Ownership Patterns in the Media and Their Effects on Media Freedom and Pluralism

The Peace Institute organises within the South East European Network for Professionalisation of the Media (SEENPM) a research project “Media markets in SEE and EU accession countries – Mapping media ownership patterns and their effects on media freedom and pluralism”. The project includes field research in seventeen countries that will result with publishing of the book with comparative report and country reports, and follow up events such as regional conference and round tables in all respective countries.

The project will examine media ownership patterns in SEE and EU accession countries and their effects on media freedom and pluralism with purpose to encourage public discussions and professional reflections, and contribute to policy changes. Its results will also contribute to raising the transparency level in the media industry of the region.
The research is conducted in 17 countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Project website

Useful articles and reports on media ownership issues

Project leader: Brankica Petković
Project coworker: Neva Nahtigal


Open Society Institute Network Media Program, FRESTA Program of Danish government and Guardian Foundation