On the system of public broadcasting is the task of the placement and orientation is of the view that the Federal government "in addition to the substantive reason supply enhanced". This is from the media and communication report by 2018, the Minister of state for culture and media, Monika Grütters (CDU), presented to and decided by the Federal Cabinet in Berlin on Wednesday. This was "due to the information overload of today's media world."
according to The report, had time in the two public programs, the television journalistic services (such as news and magazine shows, special reports, or other documentation) in the year 2017, with a share of around 40 per cent of the daily transmission. In the case of the six private TV programmes were, however, between ten and 20 percent.
at the same time, the Federal government continues the fight against hate speech, Cyber-bullying, or disinformation on the strengthening of media literacy, independent journalism, and more effective action against illegal content.
"We have to sharpen in younger people, the awareness of the need for a self-determined and self-conscious use of the many offers of information," said Grütters. Your Department intended to develop the concepts further.
In the report from the Hans-Bredow-Institute for media research at the University of Hamburg (HBI) expert opinion for the development of the media in Germany, as well as findings from research activities of the regional media authorities.
Grütters stressed that the media policy will become increasingly complex and in large Parts of European requirements. Therefore, the Federal government and the countries should work "closely and quickly together." According to the words of the Minister of state comes to the Public "to be strengthened in addition to content basic services, the task of the placement and orientation".
The media-political speaker of the SPD group in the Bundestag, Martin Rabanus, stressed that the Union and the SPD in the coalition agreement "would have to be a strong public and private broadcasting and a free and diverse press landscape."More about
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"we Also want to create a more effective professional secrecy and the protection of Whistleblowers and better law enforcement in the protection of journalistic content," says Rabanus. "Last but not least, we are strengthening the global communication through the promotion of the German wave, as the voice of freedom," said the SPD politician. (KNA, epd)