The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Kosovo: Will a Hybrid Model of Funding change RTK’s Status Quo?

The focus of this policy brief is on the issue of funding, the selection and terms of the board and management, and proposed methods to increase RTK’s accountability.

Themes: Institutional CommunicationMedia and Democratization
Naser Miftari


The future of RTK is closely linked to the improvement of the political climate in Kosovo and growing acceptance of institutional checks and balances. As Kosovo is still in the process of inner consolidation, and facing challenges to accommodate its ethnic Serb minority within its institutional umbrella, the role of RTK remains important in ensuring cohesion in a fragile and divided society.

The publication in English is available HERE.

The paper was produced within the project “The prospect and development of public service media: Comparative study of PSB development in Western Balkans in light of EU integration” that investigates the position, role, functioning, and the future of public service broadcasters in seven countries in the Western Balkans – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia, taking into account the specific context in which these services developed and the role the European Union played in such processes. The project is implemented by the Center for Social Research Analitika in partnership with the University of Fribourg.

This project is financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation, through the SCOPES (Scientific cooperation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland) programme.