Stonewalling a media outlet

27 September 2015 / By Petra Caruana Dingli Transport Minister Joe Mizzi plummeted to new depths last week, like some deep-water diver trying to break the record for new limits. He held an official press conference and decided to answer questions put to him by everyone except the journalist from the media outlet owned by…

Should Europe boldly go into the media battleground?

10 March 2015 / By William Horsley Media policy is a tough challenge facing the new Commission, writes William Horsley. He advocates greater guarantees against interference, and also new business models. William Horsley is a former BBC correspondent, media freedom representative of the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) and member of its working group ‘European strategy…

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…

Germany’s RTL Complains to Brussels about Hungary

October 16, 2014 / Walk Street Journal By VERONIKA GULYAS Thursday confirmed it filed an official complaint to the European Commission about Hungary’s advertising tax, saying it hurt media pluralism and was discriminatory. Hungary introduced a new advertising tax this summer levied on revenues with progressive tax rates ranging from 0% to 40%, payable by media…