The Role of Media in European Integration Process: Kosovo CaseArben Fetoshi*
Mr. Sc. International Legal Sciences, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” Prishtina, 10 000, Republic of Kosovo
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- Arben Fetoshi
Mr. Sc. International Legal Sciences
University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”
10 000, Republic of Kosovo
Tel: +381 38244 183 /244 186
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 31, 2017; Accepted date: June 13, 2017; Published date: June 16, 2017
Citation: Fetoshi A (2017) The Role of Media in European Integration Process: Kosovo Case. J Mass Communicat Journalism 7: 338. doi: 10.4172/2165-7912.1000338
Copyright: © 2017 Fetoshi A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The paper “The role of media in European Integration process: Kosovo case” is a case study scientific research, which addresses media determinism on important political processes. By looking into the media importance in European Integration within the Euroscepticism’s threats and the EU criterion regarding freedom and pluralism of media in Kosovo case context; this paper aims to prove the main hypothesis on the irreplaceable role of media on ensuring civic support. For this research purpose, several methods were used, including Comparison and Analysis, whereas empiric research consisted on monitoring mainstream media, a survey with citizens and interviews with journalists and other representatives of media organizations. This paper proves the conditioned relationship between media freedom and the democracy scale, and the interdependence of relationship between politics and media in important processes as European Integration. This issue is of a paramount importance when bearing in mind that Kosovo – as the last country which emerged from Yugoslavia’s disintegration and which is moreover faced with serious challenges deriving from the non-recognition of its independence by five Country Members of EU – is the last one regarding European Integration by having the status of potential candidate.