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Ibn Sina

Naučnoistraživački institut, Sarajevo

Ibn Sina
Naučnoistraživački institut, Sarajevo

Media legislation of the European Union

UDK 342.727

Author

Amila Šljivo Grbo

Abstract

The European level of regulation and self-regulation of the media is very comprehensive and precisely focused on national legislation and professional organizations in the media field. However, in the regional, European area, the levels of document and norm creation are different: Council of Europe, European Union, OSCE, European Federation of Journalists, etc. However, there is a unique approach to the application of standards, regardless of the level. These standards are, in fact, key places in documents on human rights and freedoms. Member States of the European Union align their national legislation with the standards directly, while in the countries in transition this process takes place differently, depending on the degree of economic and democratic development. In this sense, the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is specific because its constitution provides for the primacy of affirmation and protection of human rights, and its systemic solutions as a consequence of the aggression of neighboring states remain confined within ethnic boundaries, which is why the media are divided, their public function is unprecisely regulated, and violations of human rights happen everyday. True, the demands of both the Council of Europe and the European Union to harmonize national legislation with European standards, especially in the field of electronic media, and more precisely, public services (RTV), have been in demand, and in the function of preparing our country for joining European integrations. In this regard, efforts have been made to apply European standards in the work of the media, but also efforts to achieve standards in the regulation plan, without which the protection of human rights and freedoms is not possible.

Key words

Council of Europe, European Union, OSCE, European Federation of Journalists

URL: https://www.ibn-sina.net/en/media-legislation-of-the-european-union/

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