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 implementation of media legislation. The Mission facilitated the process of drafting/adopting of the Law on Free Access to Information and is actively engaged in its implementation.
The Mission assists and supports the Public Broadcasting Services in the transformation process from a state-controlled entity into a genuinely independent and professional public service.
The Mission develops and implements capacity building and development programmes, and provides expertise consultancies to the relevant domestic media institutions (including the National Public Broadcasting Service, the Broadcasting Agency, and the Journalistic Self-Regulatory Body).
The Mission has been monitoring the compliance of the work of media with the Journalistic Code of Ethics. In addition, the Media Section 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 provides assistance for improving co-operation and communication between media and institutions, such as parliament, the police and the judiciary.