Europe needs more media pluralism

25 January 2015 / By European Federation of Journalist Europe needs more media pluralism. The application of the “Media Pluralism Monitor 2014″, developped by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) at the Florence European University Institute, demonstrates that there are various risks for media pluralism across nine selected countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France,…

Stopping the deterioration of press freedom

4 January 2014 / By Nils Muižnieks New Europe Online While thugs threaten journalists safety, courtrooms are used to muzzle them My Office received an email from prominent Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova. She pleaded for the case of a fellow Azerbaijani journalist sentenced to eight years in prison on trumped up charges. A few hours later,…

EU Is Lagging Behind on the Media Front

3 November 2014 / By Adelina Marini, Zagreb EU can and should have a bigger role in supporting media freedom and pluralism in the EU and beyond. This is how begins the report of the high level group on media pluralism and freedom, established by the former European commissioner for the digital agenda and media, Neelie…

Journalism within the European Public Sphere

New Paper on Media Pluralism Journalism within the European Public Sphere M Chyliñski – Open Europe: Cultural Dialogue Across Borders … Meanwhile, despite the fact that the EU spends billions on supporting domestic production in the sphere of culture and the media, one cannot but get the impression that it supports freedom of the press,…