Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Murdoch’s ‘Romanian’Faces. Media Ownership in Romania: Risks of the High Concentration

Contents:

Author Info

  • Manuela PREOTEASA

    ()
    (University of Bucharest)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This article aims at exposing about the risks which might occur when the high concentration of ownership and control combines with elements such as oligarchic tendencies, informal networks, the most often invisible, between oligarchs, politicians and/or former nomenklatura, lack of effective implementation of regulations in the competition field, and, last, but not least, the size of the market and its recent political and economic developments. In the vision of scholars, views adopted by the European Commission in its recent ‘Media Pluralism Monitor’ (2009), the ‘structural pluralism’ (pluralism of ownership and control) plays a role in shaping the whole concept of pluralism, along with other identified forms of pluralism: media types and genres, political viewpoints, cultural expression and local and regional interests. Written form a risk perspective, the article aims at analyzing some of the factors which might be relevant, in relation to structural pluralism, based on case studies which are generously offered by the recent developments in the country: the political affiliation of media owners, the judicial investigations some of them have been subject of, the increasing dominance of certain players, the openness of the market versus the state monopoly in certain fields (e.g. the nationwide terrestrial TV licences). The emergence of different factors and the different ways how they interact might transform an apparently ‘beneficent’ consolidation of the media (from the liberal perspective) into a danger for democracy.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://jurnalism-comunicare.eu/rrjc/download_en.php?id_articol=40
    Download Restriction: Download is limited to active subscribers. Subscription information available at: http://jurnalism-comunicare.eu/rrjc/subscribe_en.php

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies – Universitatea din Bucuresti, Facultatea de Jurnalism si Stiintele Comunicarii in its journal Romanian Journal of Journalism and Communication.

    Volume (Year): (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 12-19

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:foj:journl:y:2011:i:2:p:12-19

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Bdul Iuliu Maniu 1-3, Corp A, etajul 6, sector 6, Bucuresti, cod 061071, Romania

    Order Information:
    Postal: Editura Ars Docendi, Sos. Panduri 94, sector 5, Bucuresti, Romania – for print copies
    Email:
    Web: http://www.jurnalism-comunicare.eu/rrjc/

    Related research

    Keywords: Media concentration; pluralism; oligarchs; moguls;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:foj:journl:y:2011:i:2:p:12-19. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Raluca Radu).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.