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Publicity comes from the Latin, “publicare” = to make publicly available, to reveal, to publish.

In business and in the legal field, publicity is the duty of companies to disclose their business, successes and fundamental developments (see principle of publicity ).

In communication and media studies, publicity means that media are published and are generally accessible to the public. A distinction can be made between three degrees of publicity: public (e.g. press release), semi-public (e.g. committee meetings) and secret (e.g. secret negotiations).

Individual evidence

  1. publicare. In: German translation - Langenscheidt dictionary Latin-German. Retrieved May 10, 2019 .
  2. Publicity. In: Digital dictionary of the German language . Retrieved August 27, 2019
  3. Gernot Wersig, Jan Krone: Introduction to Journalism and Communication Studies . 1st edition. Nomos, Baden-Baden 2009, ISBN 978-3-8329-4225-0 .