Art. 85 GDPR leaves most of the responsibility to reconcile the right to the protection of personal data pursuant to the GDPR with the right to freedom of expression and information (Art. 11 CFR) to the member states. However, many states did little to nothing to pass specific rules to relieve the mentioned addressees. Thus, has the situation for the freedom of expression fundamentally changed? To what extent do certain rules of the GDPR enable or require a media-friendly interpretation? Which member states fulfilled their obligations to pass rules under Art. 85 GDPR? Could the lack of such rules enable a misuse of Data Protection Law that could jeopardise media freedoms?
Video of the Session II of the Newsocracy conference on media ownership in Europe (Madrid, 30 January 2018): Investigating Media Ownership, best practices from Europe
Media freedom in Europe is severely threatened. In Italy, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, but also in the UK and France, this core element of democracy is under threat. Experts, journalists, activists from all over Europe present their point of views
Vesselin Dimitrov, journalist and media consultant from Bulgaria, gives a TEDx Talk in which he explains the media landscape in Bulgaria, its problems and how citizens can support media freedom and quality journalism
The revision of the Greek TV licencing has triggered a major debate over corruption and control of the media. In this video, AthensLive explains recent developments
Pier Luigi Parcu is the Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, and of the FSR Communications & Media at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI.
Zaneta Trajkoska, Director of the School of Journalism and Public Relations in Skopje, examines how the media landscape in Macedonia hinders free and fair elections