The Liechtenstein National Library Act (LNLA) also defines the purpose of the National Library. Thus, the National Library not only collects Liechtenstein literature and texts, it also makes specialist literature available for scientific research and provides books for education and entertainment. LGBl. 2009 No. 368
Freedom of expression is enshrined in Article 40 of the Liechtenstein Constitution. This also includes freedom of the media, which refers to print, radio, television and digital media (see 4.1.1).
The Media Act guarantees the freedom of the media, the right to information and the protection of journalism. It also calls for journalistic diligence, accountability under media law and constitutionality. LGBl. 2005 No. 250
With this media law, Liechtenstein amended and integrated the existing laws to bring them in line with the information age. The law expands the protection of media consumers and makes media integration and responsibilities transparent. It prevents media concentration to ensure diversity, and it implements the EU’s TV and broadcasting directives.
The Media Promotion Act of 2006 regulates the specifically Liechtenstein way of promoting media. Compared to the surrounding countries and regions, Liechtenstein has an astonishing media density for its size. The Liechtenstein market is (too) small for two daily newspapers, a weekly newspaper, a Sunday newspaper, various other newspapers and magazines, online portals, a TV station and a radio station. Media promotion is intended to help maintain or expand Liechtenstein’s media diversity for the purpose of ensuring a diversity of opinion as well as a democratic process of opinion-forming. LGBl. 2006 No. 223
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