Eroding Freedoms: Media and Soft Censorship in Montenegro
"Eroding Freedoms: Media and Soft Censorship in Montenegro", by Vujosevic and Vuckovic, on soft censorship in Montenegro, exercised primarily through distribution of public money
"Eroding Freedoms: Media and Soft Censorship in Montenegro", by Ana Vujosevic and Vladimir Vuckovic is one of the reports published in the scope of the ongoing project on soft censorship around the world led by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA). Country reports on Hungary, Serbia, Malaysia and Mexico were issued in 2013-14, as well as a global overview titled "Soft Censorship, Hard Impact", written by Thomas R. Lansner, who is also the general editor for the series.
As the authors indicate: "In Montenegro, soft censorship is exercised primarily through politicised, discretionary and non-transparent distribution of public money and subsidies to media. Lack of transparency and standard and equitable procedures in allocation of public funding seriously distorts the media market, improving business prospects of some outlets and endangering the existence of others. This is directly related to how favourably or critically media outlets report on governmental activities".
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