Rule of Law Reports - Protecting media pluralism and independence?
Within the context of the 2023 MFRR Summit dedicated to “Press Freedom on the Line” - which took place from the 29 to the 31 of March, this panel discussed the potential of the Rule of Law (RoL) mechanism by looking at the experience of transnational coalitions employing the RoL report for Europe-wide advocacy work. It addressed the following key questions: How can European mechanisms such as the Rule of Law (RoL) report contribute to strengthening the protection of independent journalism across Europe? To what extent does it help foster an open and informed debate in member countries?
- Tom Gibson, EU Representative and Advocacy Manager, Committee to Protect Journalists
- Andrea Menapace, Executive Director, Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights (CILD)
- Serena Epis, Editor and Researcher, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa