|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communications Networks Content and Technology|
|Series Details||COM (2022) 457|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, News, Policy-making|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 16 September 2022, setting out a common framework aimed at protecting media pluralism and independence in the European Union (EU). It is known as the European Media Freedom Act. This is a text with EEA relevance.
The proposed Regulation includes, among others, safeguards against political interference in editorial decisions and against surveillance. It puts a focus on the independence and stable funding of public service media as well as on the transparency of media ownership and of the allocation of state advertising. It also sets out measures to protect independence of editors and disclose conflicts of interest. Finally, the Act aims to address the issue of media concentrations and create a new independent European Board for Media Services, comprised of national media authorities.
The draft law was tabled by the European Commission on 16 September 2022, alongside a Recommendation focusing on internal safeguards for editorial independence and ownership transparency in the media sector.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Audiovisual | Media Services, Information Society|
|Keywords||Freedom of Press
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|