Journalism in the Federal Republic of Germany has both a long tradition and a contemporary foundation that places it consistently at the top of the list of countries favorable to journalists and press freedom.

With a population of 83.1 million, the Federal Republic of Germany is the largest country on the European continent. A founding member of the European Union, Germany has maintained a robust economy and attracts immigrants from Europe and beyond. Twenty percent of the population are of immigrant background. German is the official language of this federalist parliamentary republic. Its media system is a blend of public and commercial broadcast, as well as print and online-only outlets and is considered democratic corporatist. With more than 41.4 million households in Germany alone and with ...

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