Media issues: Germany

In Germany I would rate it with 8. Generally we have freedom of press and journalists can publish nearly anything. But depending on the topics journalists could face danger when investigating e.g. radical scenes. Additionally German authorities might restrict access to certain information or make it hard to get them. Most media in Moldova and Ukraine is owned by wealthy and often influencial politicians, so that media follows a certain narrative. Journalits can work more or less freely, when follow the political agenda. Nevertheless there are more independet news and TV programmes, which are often more consumed online as print … Continue reading Media issues: Germany

Media issues – Germany

I would rate the freedom of press in Germany with 8 out of 10 for similar reasons as the other German participants already mentioned. On one side, we still have quite a diverse media market and a strong constitution, where press freedom is anchored. Media law protects journalists and doesn’t make it easy to judge them for nothing. Personally I never experienced restrictions during my work for radio channels, though I’m aware that freedom of press in several cases could be limited due to economic or other reasons. On the other hand there are still to much happenings where press … Continue reading Media issues – Germany

Forum 1: Media issues

1. I also would rate 8-9 for freedom of press in Germany. As Maximilian and Kristina mentioned we (still) have a large scale of diverse media with different backgrounds. I also think this status quo is challenged by economic pressure. Moreover alarming for me is the current situation as Astrid wrote about the attack on a ZDF camera team in Dresden and the loss of acceptance by fake news declarations of the right wring party Afd (Alternative for Germany). I think journalists are posing challenging times by keeping their reliability. Also, Kristina’s comment on illegal data of journalists held by … Continue reading Forum 1: Media issues

Media Issues: Ukraine

I rate the freedom of the press in Ukraine by 5. Not only the government of Ukraine but also far-right radicals put pressure on the media. Constructive criticism of the government is regarded as a High Treason and journalists get such labels as “Agent of Kremlin” and are accused of spreading the “Enemies` propaganda”. The main media sources are controlled by oligarchs, who use the media in their own interests. To be honest, I don’t really know the media system of Moldova. But I can suggest that there is no big difference between Ukrainian media system and the other post-soviet … Continue reading Media Issues: Ukraine

Media issues

My rate for Germany is 8 out of 10. On one hand, the media landscape is characterized by a large number of newspapers, radio and television stations with a diverse background. There is no state repression that impedes journalistic work, as is the case in some countries of the European Union. On the other hand, there is increasingly economic pressure – journalists may lack time for thorough research and remuneration for freelance work can be poor. As a result, both journalists and the quality of their work suffer.   I have heard, that after the Maidan Revolution a kind of … Continue reading Media issues

Media issues: Germany

How do you rate the freedom of press in your country on a scale of 1 to 10? (1 = does not exist / 10 = free)? I would rate the freedom of press in Germany with an 8 to 9. As has already been mentioned in another bloggpost, we have a constitution that guarantees freedom of the press. Since my assessment is a momentary view, I come to a more critical assessment based on current events. In Dresden, for example, a camera team that was on the road on behalf of ZDF was detained by the police for about three-quarters of an … Continue reading Media issues: Germany

For Germany, I would rate it 9 out of 10. We have solid constitutional guarantees concerning the freedom of press that ensures a favorable environment for journalists in Germany. However, also recently, far-right groups and demonstrators have threatened and injured journalists. Other problem: in Hamburg, last year during the G20 summit, some journalists had lost their accreditation which created a scandal because it showed the scale of the illegal data on journalists held by the police. And: compared with other countries in which institutions are committed to show their archives/documents, German laws on access to information are relatively weak. In … Continue reading