Domains: Basic Protection | Market Plurality | Political Independence | Social Inclusiveness
Access to media for different social and cultural groups, and local communities This indicator aims to assess the existence and effective implementation of regulatory safeguards for access to media by various cultural and social groups, and by local communities. Such safeguards may be found in the legal framework or in statutory or co/self-regulatory measures.
Availability of media platforms for community media This indicator assesses availability of media platforms for community media (including minority media) both from the point of view of regulatory safeguards, of their implementation and by assessing what is happening in practice.
Availability of media platforms for community media This indicator assesses the existence and implementation of policies for the promotion of access to media content and services by physically challenged persons.
Centralisation of the media system This indicator assesses the influence of the state on the functioning of the media market, focusing particularly on the risk of discrimination in the distribution of state advertisements. The discrimination can be reflected in favouritism towards political parties or affiliates of political parties in the government, or in penalisation of media criticising the government.
Universal coverage of the PSM and the Internet This indicator assesses the existence and effective implementation of regulatory safeguards for universal coverage of the Public Service Media (PSM) and of the Internet.
Media literacy This indicators assesses the state policy on media literacy.
Social inclusiveness indicators are concerned with access to and availability of media for different, and particularly vulnerable, groups of population. They assess regulatory and policy safeguards for access to media by various cultural and social groups, by local communities and by people with disabilities. Moreover, they assess the centralisation of the media system, and the quality of the country’s media literacy policy, as well as the digital media skills of the population.
The Social inclusiveness domain consists of six indicators:
- Access to media for different social and cultural groups, and local communities
- Availability of media platforms for community media
- Access to media for the physically challenged people
- Centralisation of the media system
- Universal coverage of the PSM and the Internet
- Media literacy