In this area, the Institute is sought after as a partner in dialogue, all the more so because of Germany’s experiences post-war. Accordingly, the way freedom of expression and of the media in art. 5 Abs. 1 GG (article 5 paragraph 1 Basic Law) is understood can be interesting for societies in the midst of a democratization process and anxious about the opinion-forming power of strong private groupings, given the rapid economic development. In addition, there is interest in our expert insight into new forms of regulation and into the function of public broadcasting systems. Against this background, the Institute – with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation – is involved in consultations on the reform process in Thailand, for instance, through workshops with representatives of the government, the local public broadcasting system and with reformers.