Publication Date: March 2022
Research and Editorial Team: Jascha Galaski, Eva Simon, Franziska Otto

The report was written with the help of Liberties’ member and partner organizations in 15 EU countries and used collected case studies.

It focuses on four topics: media freedom and pluralism, safety and protection of journalists, freedom of expression and access to information and lastly the enforcement of laws.

Recommendations to the European Commission include:

  • A fair and transparent distribution of funds to media outlets.
  • Support of editorial independence from any form of public or private interference. A special focus should be on the protection of journalistic sources.
  • Proper enforcement mechanisms, like the establishment of a Board of Media Freedom and annual monitoring of the status of media freedom.
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