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The Netherlands – (C3) Transparency of data on media system

Score in short:

On its website, the Media Authority describes the most recent situation as to media ownership relations.

Score in detail:

The websites of the parent concerns of the commercial media studied here and their annual accounts generally provide all the data needed about the (major) shareholders of the news media. However, the information given in indicators E1, E2 and C3 is not mentioned in the colophons of papers or magazines nor on the websites of television or radio channels. on the website, which is of course open to the general public, the Media Authority (Commissariaat voor de Media) describes the most recent situation of ownership relations in the media.