“RESILIO Snapshot 6: Media resilience as a subsidiary factor for rule of law resilience”, Gábor Polyák (IEP, Berlin)

The media has the principal ability to defend the rule of law through independent fact-finding and reporting, thereby imposing a check on the power exercised by public institutions. Its functioning is therefore a crucial determinant for the resilience of the rule of law. For the media itself to be resilient, it depends both on the internal functioning of the media system as well as on the external capacity of institutions, such as courts or the Ombudsman, to uphold its independence

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