The First Annual Report on the Rule of Law situation in the European Union, published on 30 September, aims to be a tool to prevent backsliding on the rule of law in all 27 EU Member States. It monitors significant developments – both positive and negative – in four areas including media freedom and pluralism.
In its Report the European Commission mentions the Media Pluralism Monitor 2020, a project developed by our Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom and published in July this year, as ‘an important source’. Specifically, it uses the Monitor’s data on several indicators such as the independence of media authorities; the transparency of media ownership; the distribution of state advertising; the political pressure on the media; the right of access to information, and the measures to support and protect journalists against threats and attacks.
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