Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 148

146 | 147 C U LT U R E & T H E M E D I A TOPIC RAPID CHANGE IN THE MEDIA Freedom of the press and the media is guar- entities that has essentially remained un- anteed at a very high level in Germany, and is changed since the foundation of the Federal protected by the constitution. Article 5 of the Republic of Germany in 1949. As of 2015, the Basic Law states: “Every person shall have the monthly license fee has been 17.50 euros. right freely to express and disseminate his Since the 1980s, there has been a whole raft of opinions in speech, writing and pictures, and private radio and TV broadcasters in the mar- to inform himself without hindrance from ket, and in 2014 each household was able to generally accessible source