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Political and economic interests in media ownership are squeezing Kosovar journalism (Kosovo 2.0)

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Abit Hoxha, a journalism researcher, writes in an op-ed that media ownership in Kosovo is still “very fluid” in terms of who owns what and how this translates into influence on journalism.  On one hand, you have the economic ownership whereby “business owners attempts to utilize media, not only as a business in itself but also as a means to protect their businesses from media” and on the other, there’s the political ownership where political parties own or control certain media outlets as a way to gain power. “Both economic and political ownership of media in Kosovo fail to provide good working conditions for journalists and in turn suppress the idea of independent journalism,” Hoxha writes.

Read more: http://kosovotwopointzero.com/en/political-economic-interests-media-ownership-squeezing-kosovar-journalism/

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