This brand new 50 page report looks at the development of major new European legislation to protect media pluralism and independence - where do we stand?
In these turbulent days marked by war in Ukraine, the ongoing pandemic, not to mention increasing levels of disinformation and media concentration, the spotlight has never been more firmly fixed on the media, their role, freedoms and pitfalls. No surprise that Europe is preparing a groundbreaking piece of new legislation - the European Media Freedom Act - to protect media pluralism and independence in the EU.
This new report deals with key issues in the development process such as:
- The public consultations which started off the process
- The actual proposal for new legislation
- First reactions from the industry, regulators and academia
- Next steps towards the introduction of the final legislation