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Ownership and Political Influence in the Post-socialist Mediascape: the Case of Slovenia
Ownership and Political Influence in the Post-socialist Mediascape: the Case of Slovenia

Author(s): Roman Kuhar, Sabrina P. Ramet
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

Summary/Abstract: Abstract. Since the proclamation of Slovenian independence in 1991, new laws governing the media have been passed in 1994, 2001, and 2005 – in each case giving rise to controversy. An effort undertaken by center-left parties in 2010 to pass yet another law, aimed this time at expanding the autonomy of Radio-Television Slovenia and narrowing the possibility for government interference, was defeated in a public referendum in which less than 15 % of those eligible to vote took part. There has also been controversy in Slovenia about ownership of the media. These controversies about the public media in Slovenia – both regarding government interference and media monopolies – are symptomatic of the transition pangs experienced throughout post-communist central and southeastern Europe, with similar controversies having erupted in most of the countries of the region.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 2-30
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: English