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

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

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