|Author (Person)||Adamowicz, Magdalena|
|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: Committee on Civil Liberties Justice and Home Affairs|
|Series Title||Own-Initiative Procedure|
Resolution adopted by the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on media freedom across the European Union (EU).
The report highlights that tackling media capture, hate speech and disinformation is not only relevant to human rights, it is also a fundamental factor in the defence of the rule of law and democracy in the EU. The report addresses six main issues: media freedom and pluralism, political independence of the media, the protection of journalists, financial issues, hate speech and disinformation. It also makes a number of recommendations for action: addition of a specific chapter on monitoring of media freedom in the annual report on the rule of law; stronger checks on public financing of media outlets; the establishment of a permanent fund to sustain media independence; and a more robust regulatory framework to combat misinformation.
This Resolution was adopted by the relevant committee on 27 October 2020.
|Subject Categories||Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Audiovisual | Media Services, Fundamental | Human Rights, Information Society|
|Keywords||Disinformation | Fake News
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|