Publications

Policy brief

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

Naser Miftari
2017


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.


Policy brief

In a vicious cycle: Is there a Future for Public Service Broadcasting in Bosnia and Hercegovina?

Tea Hadžiristić
2017


The results of the research, presented in this paper, show that PSB in BiH has failed to secure a sustainable funding model, is not independent from politics, does not fulfil its remit, and has failed to adopt new technologies crucial to its continued relevance and survival.


Policy brief

Participatory Model for Public Media in Macedonia: Reviving an Idea

Snezana TrpevskaIgor Micevski
2017

One of the main reasons for the failed transformation of the public broadcaster in Macedonia is the political parallelism of the entire media system: the strong and durable links between the political parties and the media.

Working Paper

The Prospect and Development of Public Service Media: The Case of Albania

Blerjana BinoBesart Kadia
2017


This paper investigates the developments of public service broadcasting in Albania by analyzing core aspects of its functioning - regulatory framework, financing model and digitalization – within the broader socio-cultural and political context.


Blog

Between financial stability and political dependence: Rethinking the funding model for the PSB in Montenegro

Nataša Ružić
2017

The political pressures that prevent the public service broadcaster in Montenegro from performing its public role have existed since its establishment, and are reflected in its editorial bias, program quality, level of technological development, and the level of professionalism among its employees. In that context, an important factor to be considered is if and how the funding model of the public service broadcaster in Montenegro contributes to its editorial and financial independence.

Working Paper

Public Service Broadcasting in Montenegro

Nataša Ružić
2017

This paper examines the status and operation of the public service broadcaster in Montenegro and the process of transformation of the state-controlled Radio Television of Montenegro (Radio i Televizija Crne Gore, or RTCG) into a public service broadcaster. Based on the analysis of the legislation, existing studies, publicly available documents, and interviews with competent interlocutors, the research results indicate that RTCG has not experienced substantial transformation into a public service broadcaster.

Working Paper

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Croatia

Davor Marko
2017

This paper analyse the different stages, achievements and challenges of the transformation of Croatian Radio-Television (HRT) into a public service broadcaster. The analysis reflects on the process of its evolution against the backdrop of specific political, social economic and technological factors. 

Working Paper

The Development and Future of PSB in Macedonia: Towards the Construction of a Participatory PSB Model

Snezana TrpevskaIgor Micevski
2017

This paper discuss the challenges PSB in Macedonia is currently faced with, and explore perspectives for overcoming the obstacles for its transformation by considering the four normative principles of PSB: citizenship, universality, quality and trust.

Commentary

The principle of parity and (non) discrimination in the civil service in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vesna Pirija
2017

The circumstances of signing the Dayton Peace Agreement, whose integral part is the Annex IV, as the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, have led to constitutional solutions according to which the constituent peoples were placed in a more favorable position than other citizens, regardless of being national minorities or nationally indeterminate citizens. However, even in a consociational arrangement, the requirement for proportional representation and parity should not be exercised at the expense of of non-discrimination as the basic principle of human rights protection.

Working Paper

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Kosovo

Naser Miftari
2017

This paper investigates the current position, role and functioning of Radio Television of Kosovo (RTK) – in a diachronic perspective - from its inception in 1999 to the present. The paper explores whether the context in which Kosovo PSB is embedded provides a favourable environment for its future prospects and continued development and how it relates to the ongoing trends on the global and EU level that are affecting the development of PSB.

Working Paper

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nidžara Ahmetašević Tea Hadžiristić
2017

This paper probes the future prospects for PSB in BiH by looking at the developmental path of PSB and its current situation, taking into consideration complex contextual challenges. The paper argues that the transformation of the state broadcasters into a genuine PSB in BiH has so far failed with respect to all of the core elements of such a system: funding, independence, remit, and adoption of new technologies.

Commentary

Right to education without discrimination: the case of "Vrbanjci"

Dženana Radončić
2017

Adoption of the curriculum that neither foresees nor adequately respects the national group of subjects for the constituent people that represent a minority constitutes a violation of the right to education despite the fact that the law such a plan and program is based on proclaims the principle of prohibiting discrimination. 

Working Paper

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting in Serbia

Davor Marko
2017

This paper examines the status, role, and main challenges of the reform of the public service broadcasting (PSB) in Serbia.  Following ongoing debates on the PSB role in a changing environment, it has argued that discussions on the status, role, and future of PSB in Serbia are far behind those at the global level.

Fact sheet

Caring for Carers: an Analysis of Informal Care Policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2016

As the formal long-term care system in Bosnia and Herzegovina is underdeveloped and plagued with many shortcomings, primarily manifested in the form of limited access to services and insufficient allowances for the users, the burden of caring for care-dependent persons has been shifted for the most part into the sphere of informal care. Yet informal carers are completely neglected in long-term care policies and receive no support – whether in the form of services or financial compensation – to make the task of providing care easier or improve the informal carers’ well-being.

Policy brief

Caring for carers: an analysis of informal care policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2017

Providers of informal care are not recognised in the long-term care system in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The existing measures in the area of long-term care are primarily aimed at persons in need of care, whereby the needs of informal care givers are almost completely neglected. 

Discussion Paper

The potential of mediation in cases of discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kosana Beker
2016

Mediation in cases of discrimination is still a relatively new way of dealing with the situation of disputes and violations, both in EU countries and in the region. This process is not promoted enough in BiH, parties are not familiar with it, and the courts and other actors parties rarely offer the opportunity to resolve disputes through mediation.

Discussion Paper

How to develop adequate strategy for preventing and combating discrimination?: possible lessons for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vesna Pirija
2017

Most countries in the region began drafting and adopting strategies for the prevention and fight against discrimination, including Bosnia and Herzegovina. Under the Work plan for 2016, the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees envisaged the development of a strategy for preventing and combating discrimination in BiH.

Commentary

Parental right or segregation?: "two schools under one roof" before two courts in two cantons

Aleksandra Ivanković
2017

Although the separation of children on the ethnic grounds is wrong and contrary to the fundamental rights of the child, the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a number of international conventions guaranteeing human rights, the practice of segregation in schools is still present.

Report

The Transformative Role of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia: From the ex-Yu to the EU

2016

Examining the work of the Croatian Constitutional Court, the paper aims to assess the extent of the Court’s activism in the field of transitional constitutional justice and, consequently, the Court’s successes and failures in promoting the legal transition from a socialist order to a modern constitutional democracy.

 

Report

Promising Early Years: The Transformative Role of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo

2016

This paper analyses the position and role of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo as a guardian of the nascent democracy in Kosovo, exploring the external and internal factors that have contributed to the Court’s having strong voice and agency in the constitutional and political system of Kosovo.