Here is Liberties' initial reaction to the newly unveiled European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) proposal, released today by the European Commission.
From addressing festering rule of law issues to curbing frivolous lawsuits, here are actions the Czech Republic should take during its EU Presidency to shore up European democracy.
Why is freedom of speech important? Why is it a core principle in a democracy? How is it being threatened? How do we protect it?
With Russia’s propaganda machine in full swing, we are seeing first hand the devastating consequences of allowing free media to fall under government control.
Growing political pressure, high concentration of ownership, smears and abusive lawsuits against journalists, lack of oversight on public service media: we collected evidence to see why media freedom is in decline in Europe.
A free media system is indispensable to democracy. Yet in many EU countries, this fundamental pillar is crumbling under the weight of government capture and threats. Here are Liberties’ recommendations to the EU to defend free media.