19. April 2022 | Press releases:

Professor Anne Paschke elected to media commission KEK Committee is responsible for ensuring diversity of opinion in nationwide private television

The Conference of Heads of Government has appointed Anne Paschke as one of six experts to the Commission on Concentration in the Media (KEK). Anne Paschke is a university professor for public law and technology law as well as Director of the Institute of Law at Technische Universität  Braunschweig.

Since 1997, the KEK has had the mandate to examine compliance with the legal provisions to ensure diversity of opinion in nationwide private television programming and to make the corresponding decisions. Among other things, the Commission examines whether a company acquires a dominant power of opinion through the granting of television licences or through changes in shareholdings. For this purpose, it determines the audience shares attributable to each of the companies.

“I am very honoured to have been chosen as an expert by the KEK. I am very happy to contribute my expertise in media and digital law to this committee,” says Professor Anne Paschke about her election on 17 March 2022. She is looking forward to working with her colleagues.

The commission consists of six experts and two substitute members as well as representatives of the state media authorities. The experts are elected for a term of five years. The assessments of the KEK are binding for the bodies of the state media authorities.