Media Ownership Matters

The influence of mass media on the perception and discussion of information within society is significant. In a healthy democracy, safeguarding independence and diversity in media, along with fostering public opinion and critique, especially toward those in positions of power, is crucial. The initial step toward ensuring freedom of choice and independent informing lies in ensuring a diverse ownership landscape.

But how can individuals assess the credibility of information when its source is unknown? How can journalists effectively perform their duties when they lack transparency about their company's ownership? Moreover, how can regulatory bodies address excessive media consolidation without clarity on the individuals or entities controlling these media outlets?

The ownership structure also plays a role in how the media industry manages its resources. It directly influences the economic strength of the media sector, factors that hold particular significance for potential investors.

Media & Owners
Key Findings
Indicators of Risk to Media Pluralism
  • Project by
    Global Media Registry
    Funded by European Union