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.