Publication Date: May 2012
Research and Editorial Team: Alexander Scheuer (EMR), Cristina Bachmeier (EMR), Leyla Rock, Birgit Schmeyer (EMR)

The Citizens' Right to Information | European Parliament

The study elaborates on the European Union citizens’ right to be informed and to enjoy their right to access information.

The approach adopted is two-fold: firstly, it aims at analysing the legal and factual situation of the media in the EU Member States; secondly, it explores the conditions under which the citizens can search for information of interest. Country reports represented in their integrality further on build the fundament for comparative analysis; another part of the study is dedicated to describing the relevant European benchmark applicable to the freedoms of the media and information.

Tags: Access to information European policies and legislation EU Member States

The content of this article can be used according to the terms of Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) . To do so use the the wording "this article was originally published on the Resource Centre on Media Freedom in Europe" including a direct active link to the original article page.