Irion and Jusić Publish an Article on International Media Assistance in the Western Balkans

The article explores the nexus between the democratic transformation of the media and international media assistance (IMA) as constrained by the local political conditions in the five countries of the Western Balkans. It aims to enhance the understanding of conditions and factors that influence media institution building in the region and evaluates the role of international assistance programs and conditionality mechanisms herein.

This article is the outcome of a regional research project on Development of Functional Media Institutions in Western Balkans - A Comparative Study, implemented by Center for Social Research Analitika, Center for Research and Policy Making from Macedonia, Albanian Media Institute and Democracy for Development from Kosovo, and funded by the Regional Research Promotion Programme (RRPP) in the Western Balkans.