Mapping Digital Media: Macedonia, 2012

»The media in Macedonia have been at the center of acute political instability in recent years, affecting the country’s path toward digitization in many ways.
With regard to digital switch-over of broadcasting, some steps have been taken towards the target date of 2013 despite the absence of clear legislative guidelines or public debate. The transparency deficit was epitomized by the government’s rejection in 2006 of a switch-over coordinating body set up by the broadcasting regulator and comprising a broad range of stakeholders.«
»Overall, this report finds that the digital promise of greater openness, empowerment, and autonomy has been eclipsed, for the time being, by countervailing forces.«