The Media Section implements the Mission's mandate to assist and advise the Montenegrin authorities, as well as public and private media outlets, in order to democratize and modernize relevant institutions and strengthen professional journalism in accordance with internationally accepted standards.
The Mission provides professional assistance and advice in drafting and implementing media legislation. In particular, it supported enhancing several legislative drafts: “Law on Public Broadcasting Services of Montenegro”, and “Electronic media Law”. The Mission also facilitated the process of drafting and adopting of the Law on Free Access to Information and now it is actively assisting with its implementation.
The Mission develops and implements capacity building and development programmes, and provides expert consultancy to relevant domestic media institutions (including the Public Broadcasting Services, the Agency for Electronic Media, and the Agency for Protection of Personal Data and Free Access to Information).
The Mission has been monitoring the compliance of the work of media with the Journalistic Code of Ethics. In addition, the Media Programme has been actively involved in the process of academic development of journalism studies at the University of Montenegro, as well as supporting non-formal journalistic education programmes in areas where domestic capacities have not been developed to the appropriate extent in order to respond to the specific needs of the journalistic community.
The Mission monitors and promotes implementation of the freedom of the media in the country.