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Slovenia

With a population of about 2 million, Slovenia, a former republic of socialist Yugoslavia and a member of the European Union since 2010, has more than 2,000 registered media outlets, creating the impression of a pluralized media environment. In fact, the dynamics between traditions and transitions have shaped a media environment characterized more by concentration of media ownership, political coercion of the media, and pauperization of journalism than pluralism, autonomy, and professionalization. With a focus on newspapers, broadcasting, and online media, this entry provides a brief general overview of mass media in Slovenian society and their political, economic, and cultural particularities that have been evolving since the early 1990s.

Overview

The Slovenian media have undergone a continual transformation following the end of socialist self-management and the breakup ...

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