Category: Demographic and social statistics
Area: Culture and sport
Survey / data collection: Statistics of electronic media

MONSTAT metadata
Reference metadata
  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Unit of measure
  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and Comparability
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

Note: For any question on metadata, please contact MONSTAT metadata support.

                                                                                     1. Contact                                                                           Vrh
1.1. Contact organization: Statistical Office of Montenegro - MONSTAT
1.2. Contact organization unit: Department of Education, Culture and Justice Statistics Department
1.2. Contact organization unit: IV Proleterske 2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:
2.2. Metadata last posted:29 December 2023
2.3. Metadata last update:29 September 2020.

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:The purpose of statistics on electronic media is to provide the data on structure of broadcasters, by size of coverage zone and technological platforms that broadcast the program; number of broadcasters with national coverage and net time of broadcasting audiovisuel products of independent producers and European audiovisuel products; structure of AVM service providers upon the request ('cable operators'), that perform the distribution of radio and TV program to the end users, by type of technological platform that use, and number of connectors.
3.2. Classification system:
3.3. Sector coverage:Not relevant.
3.4. Statistical concepts and
Electronic media (linear AVM service) is a radio or television program that represents a set of information in the form of images and / or tones or their combination (audiovisual content) organized as a whole, under a common name, with the aim of informing and satisfying cultural, educational, social and other needs of the public, allowing simultaneous listening and / or viewing of program contents based on program schedule / scheme;
3.5. Statistical unit:Electronic media
3.6. Statistical population:Spectators, listeners
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro
3.8. Time coverage:Since 2016.
3.9. Base period:

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top
Calendar year.

                                                                                  6. Institutional mandate                                                                    Top
6.1. Legal acts and other
The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12 and 47/19) defines provisions for collection, processing, and dissemination of data. The Law provides to the Statistical Office legal powers to collect and access the data necessary for the implementation of Programme and Annual Plan. The Law gives a priority to the use of administrative data and right of access to individual data that are a result of survey of other official statistical producers. As an annex to legal provisions, Statistical Office has signed several memoranda on cooperation with administrative data providers.
6.2. Data sharing:

                                                                                        7. Confidentiality                                                                          Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy:Articles 53-60 of the Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro"No. 18/12 and 47/19) provide a framework for the protection, use and transfer of confidential data. MONSTAT has developed two comprehensive Regulations covering procedures for the protection of personal data, as well as the keeping of individual records. In order to implement the legal framework on the functioning of the security system and statistical confidentiality, the Rules on the Preservation of Statistical Data have been adopted which regulates the manner, time, technical conditions and organization of the preservation of statistical data in order to prevent their destruction, and unauthorized use, as well as the Rulebook on the Content and Manner of Keeping Records of Users of Individual Statistical Data, which prescribes the content and manner of keeping records of users of individual statistical data. Article 59 access to confidential data of official statistics is restricted to persons performing tasks and tasks with the producers of official statistics and to the extent that these data are necessary for the production of the official statistics. Persons performing duties and tasks with producers of official statistics are obliged to sign a Statement of Compliance with the principle of confidentiality. The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System is in accordance with Regulation 223/2009 and Regulation (EU) 2015/759 of 29 April 2015, which also regulates confidentiality provisions. The Government of Montenegro has adopted a Statement on Commitment of Confidence Commitment to Confidence in Official Statistics of Montenegro.
7.2. Confidentiality - data
Confidentiality - the treatment of data is defined by the Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System, Articles 54-61, (Official Gazette No. 18/12).

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro" No. 18/12 and 47/19) prescribes that producers of official statistics prepare, update and publish the calendar of publishing statistical data. It is published on the website of the Statistical Office no later than December 20 for the following year, for all producers of official statistics that include the dates of publication of statistical data. Any changes on the date of publication in the Calendar are published in advance in accordance with the Unmanaged Audit Procedure.
8.2. Release calendar - access:
8.3. User access:The overall objective of the official statistics producer is to meet the needs of its users and to make available to all users statistic data in a comprehensible manner at the same time and under the same conditions. The Statistical Office is obliged to produce and disseminate the official statistics in an objective, transparent and professional way, so that all users are treated equally.

                                                                            9. Frequency of dissemination                                                             Top

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:Not available.
10.2. Publications:Statistical Office publishes the following regular publications: 1. Statistical Yearbook, 2. Montenegro in figures, 3. Monthly statistical review. In addition to the above regular ones, Statistical Office publishes also additionally publications. Some of the most important additional publications are as it follows: 1. Women and Men in Montenegro, 2. The most often used statistical data All publication published by Statistical Office are available at the following link:
10.3. Online database:Not available.
10.4. Micro-data access:The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro"No. 18/12 and 47/19) regulates the rules under which external users can gain access to individual data for research purposes. Article 58 defines the types of scientific and research organizations who can get such data. Giving individual data without an identifier is possible only on the written request of scientific research institutions, for the purpose of carrying out scientific research activities, as well as international statistical organizations and producers of statistics from other countries. The investigating entity signs the Agreement with the Statistical Office, as well as the Statement of Compliance with the principle of confidentiality. Manufacturers of official statistics keep separate records of users and the purpose for which statistics are given for use.
10.5. Other:Not relevant.

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
Not available.
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistical System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro" No. 18/12 and 47/19) defines the commitment to quality, which ensures that producers of official statistics in Montenegro work and cooperate in accordance with international principles of quality of the statistical system. In accordance with the ESS Quality Declaration, Article 338 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, Regulations 759/2015 and 223/2009 and the European Statistics Code of Practice, the following documents are adopted: 1. Quality Strategy of the Statistical Office 2. Guide for the implementation of the Quality Strategy in the Statistical Office; 3. Implementation plan

                                                                                  11. Quality management                                                                 Top
11.1. Quality assurance:The Statistical Office has opted for the implementation of TQM (Total Quality Management) models that encourage the development and improvement of the functioning: - institutions, production of results of official statistics and - an individual. In the medium term, the Statistical Office opted for the implementation of the TQM model through the following goals: 1. Strong commitment to users and other stakeholders, 2. Quality statistical processes and products, 3. Professional orientation of employees, 4. Continuous improvements, 5. Reducing the burden on reporting units.
11.2. Quality assesment:

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:National users: - Ministry of Culture - Non governmental organizations - Students - Researchers - media- M
12.2. User satisfaction:The Statistical Office has adopted the Quality Management Strategy, the Guidebook to the Implementation of the Quality Management Strategy, as well as the Plan for the Implementation of the Quality Policy. In order to measure the degree to which fulfills obligations towards users and within the new quality policy, the Statistical Office conducted User satisfaction survey. The results of the survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link:
12.3. Completeness:

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:
13.2. Sampling error:Not relevant.
13.3. Non-sampling error:Not relevant.

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:The data is being released on December 27, 2018 for the previous year, in Statistical yearbook.
14.2. Punctuality:

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
Not relevant.
15.2. Comparability over time:

15.3. Coherence - cross
15.4. Coherence - internal:Not relevant.

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:The Statistical Office has adopted the audit policy and is available on the website
17.2. Data revision - practice:

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:Agency for Electronic Media.
18.2. Frequency of data
18.3. Data collection:Administrative Data Source, Agency for Electronic Media.
18.6. Adjustment:Not relevant.


                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top