5. Requirements on Owners’ Identity
The identity of owners shall be disclosed: including direct owners, indirect or beneficial owners, shareholders, indirect or beneficial shareholders. Information on any type of influence and/or conflict of interest should be provided and monitored internally. The information shall be updated on an annual basis and easy to access, preferably online. If the Outlet has no website, the information should be published or communicated clearly in all its publications or transmissions.
5.1. Names of Owners and Board Members
The names of direct, indirect, controlling or beneficial owners shall be disclosed. If any of these is also the beneficial owner of another company, the name and main activities of that company shall be clearly stated. The business sectors in which these other companies are operating shall also be indicated. The names of the members of supervisory structures, like the board, shall also be disclosed. If any of these persons is an active member of a political party or movement, holder of an elected office, or a candidate to a political election, the name of that party or movement shall be clearly stated.
What are the names of all direct, indirect or beneficial owners?
Are the names of the owners in the previous question available online?Yes
What is the URL that contains the names of the owners, or, if not available online, please indicate where that information can be obtained?
What are the names of the members of supervisory boards?
Are the names of the members of the supervisory board members in the previous question available online?No
Are the listed owners also founders or owners of other companies?Yes
State here the names and main activities of those companies.
Association of Independent Publishers - Founder member of the non-profit organisation. No longer on board or active in any official capacity - just a member)
Bergcare NPC - A non-profit organisation catering for needy people in the district. Serves on board.
What are the business sectors for the companies listed in the previous question?
Are any of the owners active members of a political party or movement or candidates in a political election or current office holders?No
5.2. Contact Details of Direct and Indirect Owners
The contact details of direct and indirect owners shall be disclosed, preferably online, along with the contact details of the members of the board of directors.
What is the contact information for all direct and indirect owners?
Is the contact information in the previous question available online?Yes
What is the URL with the contact information from the previous question?
What is the contact information for the members of the board of directors?
Is the contact information in the previous question available online?No
5.3. Names of Shareholders
The names of direct and beneficial majority or controlling shareholders shall be disclosed. If the shareholder is a company, the name and main activities of that company shall be clearly stated. The business sector in which this company is operating shall also be indicated.
What are the names of the direct, majority or controlling shareholders? (If shareholders are companies, list the main activity and business sector of that company along with the name.)
5.4. Percentage of Shareholdings
The percentage of the controlling shareholdings should be disclosed, regardless of the percentage.
List the shareholders and the percentage of the holdings.
5.5. Exception for Member-owned Media Outlets
The names and contact information for all owners is not required to be disclosed, but it is required for the leadership, e. g. the Board of Directors according to clauses 5.1 and 5.2.