INTERVIEW: Media freedom in Central and Eastern Europe
Interview with Professor Andrei Richter — Director of the OSCE Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media on the state of media freedom in Central and Eastern Europe
Social, political and economic changes experienced by Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries generated a plethora of new problems which are typical to young democracies. Twenty-five years after the abolition of censorship in the majority of CEE states, we pose questions on the current challenges to media freedom in a selection of national cases. Professor Andrei Richter elaborates on the notion of media freedom and the ways in which media freedom might be measured and analyzed in the context of online media and the development of ‘Open Journalism’.
Prof. Andrei Richter was interviewed by Michał Głowacki on 14 June 2014, during the 7th Central and Eastern European Communication and Media (CEECOM) Conference in Wrocław (Poland).