ROMANIA. Critical junctures in the media transformation process.
The current paper follows some of the most critical moments in the last 20 years of the post-communist Romania and analyses them in parallel with the evolutions in the media field. We argue that the evolutions in the political, economic, social and technological fields have trig-gered changes or have been mirrored in the media field, with an impact on the possible devel-opment of the deliberative communication. It addresses the risks and opportunities for deliber-ative communication created by the interplay of various agents - political factors, economic actors, media outlets and media professionals, academia, the public – and warns against the lack of political vision and political will that risks to alienate the public and thus affect democracy.