RESEARCH KOSOVO: Limited Capacities and Lack of Sustainability

This research aims to create a better understanding of media self-regulatory mechanisms in Kosovo media landscape.

Kosovo has a functioning self-regulatory system but there are challenges in its implementation. The Press Council lacks financial sustainability and has a small staff, which limits its capacities.

Other challenges include self-regulation of video content published by online media and self-regulation of user-generated content. In addition, there are many different content producers online, which makes it difficult to distinguish between authentic online media and non-professional content producers.

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This report is primarily focused on the role of the Press Council of Kosovo and on the Code of Ethics of the Print and Online Media, but it also gives an overview of the regulatory framework in Kosovo, including the work of the Independent Media Commission.

Funded by the European Union.

The regional program “Our Media: A civil society action to generate media literacy and activism, counter polarisation and promote dialogue” is implemented with the financial support of the European Union by partner organizations SEENPMAlbanian Media InstituteMediacentar SarajevoPress Council of KosovoMontenegrin Media InstituteMacedonian Institute for MediaNovi Sad School of JournalismPeace Institute and Bianet.

This article was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of SEENPM and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.