The role of alternative media in the Balkans
Given the situation with media freedom (or a lack thereof) in public broadcasting and commercial media in the Balkans, nonprofit or alternative media often pay very significant role in recent years.
The text "Alternative media: Overcoming lack of media freedoms in the Western Balkans?" https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2017/05/23/alternative-media-overcoming-lack-of-media-freedoms-in-the-western-balkans/ raises issue of the third sector media.
What are, according to you, benefits to the media scene that these type of media outlets create?
What are main challenges for them?
What policy changes would strengthen their position?
Can you list most important ones in your country (or in the region as a whole)?
(These are tentative questions, any thoughts on them would be beneficial, as this is largely under explored media sector, and yet one which often makes link between the sphere of media and civil society organisations).