The new face of east German broadcasting



Kilborn R (1994) The new face of east German broadcasting. Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 2 (2), pp. 102-120.

First paragraph: In many ways, what has happened in East German broadcasting since the fall of the Wall mirrors what has been occurring in several other countries in Eastern and Central Europe since the collapse of communism. A monolithic, state-controlled system has been superseded by a new broadcasting order in which publicly and privately funded organizations stand alongside each other in a complementary and competitive relationship. And just as elsewhere in Europe where this period of transition has been characterized by a great deal of turbulence as highly centralized organizations have been broken up and transformed into federalized and democratized systems, so too in East Germany the process of change has not been without its trials and tribulations.

Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe: Volume 2, Issue 2

Publication date31/12/1994
PublisherTaylor and Francis

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Professor Richard Kilborn

Professor Richard Kilborn

Honorary Professor, Communications, Media and Culture