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Media Ownership Matters.

'The relative freedom which we enjoy depends of public opinion.'

– George Orwell, Freedom of the Park

 

Mass media influences how facts are viewed and debated in a society, contributing to crafting its public opinion. Independence and pluralism of media, opinions and views - including criticism of people in power - is the safeguard of a healthy democratic system. Monitoring and ensuring ownership pluralism supports independence and freedom of choice as well as the media sector’s economic strength and efficiency.

How can people evaluate the reliability of information, if they don´t know who provides it? How can journalists work properly, if they don´t know who controls the company they work for? How can media authorities address excessive media concentration, if they don´t know who is behind the media´s steering wheel? And how can investors enter the media market if they don’t know how resources such as public funding and advertising distribution are allocated?

The Media Ownership Monitor is a global research and advocacy initiative that creates transparency on “who owns the media?” - and ultimately answers the question “who controls the media?” through contextualization and analysis. It provides the public an easily accessible, continuously updated and searchable source that allows to find out, whose interests are behind the news they watch, read or listen to.

Transparency in this field is a prerequisite for media independence.

Country Projects
Peru
Peru
Media Ownership Monitor from Peru. 2016.
Summary EN Database EN ES
Colombia
Colombia
Media Ownership Monitor from Colombia. 2015.
Summary EN Database EN ES
Mexico
Mexico
Media Ownership Monitor from Mexico. 2017/18.
Summary EN Database EN ES
Brazil
Brazil
Media Ownership Monitor from Brazil. 2017.
Summary EN Database EN PT
Argentina
Argentina
Media Ownership Monitor from Argentina. 2018/19.
Summary EN Database EN ES
Lebanon
Lebanon
Media Ownership Monitor from Lebanon. 2018.
Summary EN Database EN AR
Egypt
Egypt
Media Ownership Monitor from Egypt. 2018/19.
Summary EN Database EN AR
Tunisia
Tunisia
Media Ownership Monitor from Tunisia. 2016.
Summary EN Database EN AR
Morocco
Morocco
Media Ownership Monitor from Morocco. 2017.
Summary EN Database EN AR
Ghana
Ghana
Media Ownership Monitor from Ghana. 2017.
Summary EN Database EN
Tanzania
Tanzania
Media Ownership Monitor from Tanzania. 2018.
Summary EN Database EN SW
Albania
Albania
Media Ownership Monitor from Albania. 2017/18.
Summary EN Database EN SQ
Serbia
Serbia
Media Ownership Monitor from Serbia. 2017.
Summary EN Database EN SR
Mongolia
Mongolia
Media Ownership Monitor from Mongolia. 2016.
Summary EN Database EN MN
Ukraine
Ukraine
Media Ownership Monitor from Ukraine. 2016.
Summary EN Database EN UA
Turkey
Turkey
Media Ownership Monitor from Turkey. 2016.
Summary EN Database EN TR
Cambodia
Cambodia
Media Ownership Monitor from Cambodia. 2015.
Summary EN Database EN KM
India
India
Media Ownership Monitor from India. 2018/19.
Database EN
Pakistan
Pakistan
Media Ownership Monitor from Pakistan. 2018.
Coming soon
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Media Ownership Monitor from Sri Lanka. 2018.
Summary EN Database EN
Philippines
Philippines
Media Ownership Monitor from Philippines. 2016.
Summary EN Database EN FIL
Africa
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
Americas
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Peru
Asia & Pacific
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Mongolia
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
Europe / Central Asia
  • Albania
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
Middle East & North Africa
  • Egypt
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Project by
    Reporter without borders
  • Funded by
    BFSF