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Media: Is there a visible presence (or absence) of members of target groups as media professionals?

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
Racism, Equality
16/01/2012 - 17:28
Short Answer

There is visible presence of media professionals with minority background, but in many cases they are engaged in the media production targeting minority audiences.

Qualitative Info

The biggest media employer in Slovenia is a national public service broadcasting organisation Radio and Television Slovenia, where separate units for production of programming for Italian and Hungarian community operate and employ media professionals from these communities.

Similar situation is with Roma participation in the programming aired on national radio and televisions. Roma media professionals work in the production of the two shows/program items intended for Roma community.

Very rarely media professionals with Hungarian, Italian or Roma background are visible within other programming than those intended for their communities.

In the case of minorities from former Yugoslavia it is the case that media professionals with ethnic background in some of these communities, for instance Bosniak, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian etc., are visible in the mainstream media, including national public service broadcasting organisation, and involved in coverage of various subjects. (On the other hand their communities are not provided with special programming within national PSB and have no professional media run by their associations.)


"Minorities and the Media in Slovenia" by Brankica Petkovic, a chapter in the book Media and Minorities in South East Europe, edited by Thomas A. Bauer, Vienna: South East Europe Media Organisation, 2006, Date of access: 15.1.2012.

Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Media
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