Federal Government Report on Communication and Media

On behalf of the Federal Government, the Hans-Bredow-Institut authored a comprehensive assessment of the development of media in Germany since 1997. It is meant to serve as a basis for the Federal Government’s Report on Communication and Media.

The German Bundestag (Upper House of Parliament) had requested that the Federal Government produce an appropriate report on the state of the media, which continues the tradition of the Federal Government’s media reports last published in 1998. With this, the Federal Government announced its intention to establish a database on the subject of the development of the media and communication systems, to be available along with these reports every two years in future. In addition, the report was meant to offer a point of departure for identifying problems in the area of communication and media early, as well as for presenting various solutions.

The evaluation was published as an addendum to the Federal Government’s Report on Communication and Media on 17 December 2008. The German Bundestag consulted about the report on 5 March 2010 and forwarded the evaluation to the respective committees.

The Federal Government's Report on Communication and Media forms the basis for the work of the Committee of Enquiry "Internet and Digital Society", which the German Bundestag installed in spring 2010 and is joined by W. Schulz as an independent expert.

Publications

  • Hans-Bredow-Institut (2008): Zur Entwicklung der Medien in Deutschland zwischen 1998 und 2007. Wissenschaftliches Gutachten zum Kommunikations- und Medienbericht der Bundesregierung [On the Development of Media in Germany between 1998 and 2007. Scientific Evaluation on the Federal Government Report on Communication and Media]. Berlin (pdf-file).

  • Hans-Bredow-Institut (2008): Zur Entwicklung der Medien in Deutschland
    zwischen 1998 und 2007. Wissenschaftliches Gutachten zum Medien- und Kommunikationsbericht der Bundesregierung [On the Development of Media in Germany between 1998 and 2007. Academic Expertise on the Media and Communication Report of the Federal Government]. Berlin.