most significant current issues

insufficient shielding of public service media from possible political pressures

absence of independent audits of financial management of public service media

lack of binding rules that would prevent media owners from influencing media content (including journalists’ self-censorship)

ineffective regulatory oversight of media market and outdated media legislation that does not reflect new media

the gradual disappearance of independent regional media

the threat to economies of traditional media by digital giants

a low level of professional cooperation; in other words the unwillingness of most journalists to participate in the creation of self-regulatory solutions and a functioning media council

large impact of disinformation purposefully disseminated through social networks and websites that do not respect journalistic and publishing ethics