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What is this monitor?

The EurOMo (Euromedia Ownership Monitor) has a single mission: enhance transparency of news media ownership and control in European Union countries.

It monitors media ownership and control by publishing:

  • databases with information on ownership and control of the most relevant news media in all EU countries, media ownership laws and relations between digital platforms and news media;
  • findings such as country reports, ownership networks of cross-country media companies and an index to comparatively assess the level of transparency of information on ownership and control across EU countries.


Currently, the EurOMo is a pilot project, co-funded by the European Commission as part of the European Democracy Action Plan.

The monitoring instrument draws on the experience of the Euromedia Research Group (EMRG). This is a network of researchers based in EU Higher Education Institutions with over 30 years experience in research and knowledge dissemination on media politics and economics in Europe and beyond, including the operationalisation of the Media for Democracy Monitor (MDM). The EMRG established the research consortium that now operates EurOMo.

Project Coordination

Prof. Josef Trappel
[email protected], +43 8044 4167

Dr. Tales Tomaz
[email protected], +43 8044 4195

Dept. of Communication Studies
University of Salzburg
Rudolfskai 42, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Our Methodology

Research Consortium