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5.1.9 Language laws

There are no general regulations governing the representation of languages in the media. In areas with official ethnic minorities, such as Saxony, Brandenburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the languages of these minorities are represented in the media (see chapter 4.2.6). In larger cities, especially in Berlin, in addition to single foreign-language radio channels (RFI and BBC); some programmes for ethnic minorities are produced by public broadcasters (such as SFB Multikulti or WDR 5) in alternating foreign languages. In addition, private radio and television stations feed foreign-language programmes into the cable network.

Chapter published: 12-09-2016