Zammit Dimech to serve as EPP rapporteur on new whistleblower laws

18 june, 2018 / By timesofmalta.com MEP Francis Zammit Dimech will serve as rapporteur for his political grouping on legislation concerning whistleblowers. Dr Zammit Dimech will report back to his EPP colleagues on progress Euro-parliamentarians have made in proposing strengthened legislation to ensure whistleblowers across the EU are protected. “After standing up for what is right and exposing breaches of EU law…

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Alarming trends in media freedom blight Europe

23 April, 2016 / By Pier Luigi Parcu in Euroactiv.com Freedom of expression and media pluralism are principles enshrined in the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Member states are bound to guarantee them, as they represent the essence of liberal democracies. But Pier Luigi Parcu asks whether this is true in practice. Pier Luigi Parcu…

European Parliament: Media Pluralism and diversity

April 11, 2016 / By European Federation of Journalist The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) was invited by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists &Democrats in the European Parliament to a seminar on Diversity in Media and Culture Versus Convergence  on Thursday 7 of April. Ms Maria Joao Rodrigues, S&D Vice President and…

Norway scraps tax on news to encourage media

28 January 2016 / By Donald O’Donovan. Published by http://www.independent.ie/ Norway is slashing tax on all news publications to zero, in line with the country’s policy of encouraging a diverse and healthy media sector. Norwegian authorities will introduce a zero VAT rate for electronic news services from March, bringing the country’s tax treatment of online news…