LMK Anstalt des Öffentlichen Rechts: LMK – we shape media responsibility


Die “Landeszentrale für Medien und Kom­­­­­­­­munikation” (State Media Authority of Rhine­­­land-Palatinate, LMK) is the regu­­la­­­tory authority responsible for media in Rhine­­land-Palatinate. Our role includes licens­­ing private radio and television broad­casters as well as telemedia and internet services and supervising their program­­ming. LMK ensures that statu­­­tory regu­­lations concer­­­n­­­ing the private media sector are met and that media users are provided with a wide va­­­­­­riety of pro­gra­m­­m­­­­­es and media content.

LMK is actively involved in the digital­­is­­­­ation of broadcasting tech­­­­­nology and supports both private broad­­­­­­casting providers as well as open chan­­nel television in the transition to the digital world. Rhine­­land-Palatinate has a state-wide network of open channels, in which citizens can ac­­tively and independently create and broad­­cast television programming. The area of media literacy is a particular focus in de­­signing media responsibility. LMK is in­­volved in numerous projects, co­­op­­er­­a­­tion and initiatives at the regional, state, natio­­nal and EU levels, in order to estab­­­­lish and provide a contin­­uous net­­work of attract­ive and innova­­tive media choices in prevent­­­­­­­ive youth protection, me­­dia edu­­­­­­cation, open channels, all-day schools, safer inter­­net and media pro­­vision. The LMK is a member of the Directors’ Con­­­­fer­­ence of the German Media Authorities.


  1. Adress

    Turmstraße 10
    D-67059 Ludwigshafen
    Telefon +49 (0) 621 5202-0
    Telefax +49 (0) 621 5202-152
  2. Director

    Renate Pepper
  3. Assembly

    42 members
    Chairman of the assembly:
    Albrecht Bähr

    Commission on Licensing
    and Supervision (ZAK)
    Conference of Chairpersons of
    the Decision-Taking Councils (GVK)
    Commission for the Protection
    of Minors in the Media (KJM)
    Commission on Concentration
    in the Media (KEK)