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PODGORICA, 30.11.2022. – The Ministry of Culture and Media announced an invitation to print media and portals for a new cycle of distribution of money from the Fund for Encouraging Media Pluralism and Diversity, with a total value of around 350,000 euros.

The call lasts until December 12, and all commercial print media and portals that meet the criteria prescribed by the Media Act can apply. The criteria include obligations that the founder of the media is registered in the Media Registry, that he published the impressum in an appropriate manner, has presented the ownership structure, as well as that he published data on the participation of state money in the financing.

The focus of the new call will be on the promotion of content in the areas of cultural diversity, preserving the tradition and identity of Montenegro, European integration, current social, political and economic topics, science, culture, art and education, protecting the rights and dignity of minority peoples and other minority national communities from discrimination, stereotypes and prejudices, children, sports and youth, environmental protection, sustainable development and tourism, promotion of health and healthy lifestyles, promotion of agriculture and tourism, affirmation of entrepreneurship, consumer protection, fight against corruption, fight against addiction, social integration of vulnerable categories of society (persons with disabilities, unemployed persons, elderly persons, single parents, victims of domestic violence and others), development of civil society and volunteerism, and promotion of media literacy and media professionalism.

Self-regulation will be supported in the amount of 19,340.73 euros, and the same amount is also provided for the operational costs of the ministry.

The Ministry in charge of media, then the Ministry of Public Administration, Digital Society and Media, allocated money to print media and portals for the first time at the end of 2021. They supported 32 projects, including 12 projects of non-governmental organizations that have their own internet publications. The total allocated funds amounted to around 310,000 euros.