17 January 2007

EU - Media pluralism

Responding to continuing concerns from the European Parliament and non-governmental organisations about media concentration, and its possible effects on pluralism and freedom of expression, Commissioner Viviane Reding and Vice-President Margot Wallström ? presented to fellow Commissioners three-steps on media pluralism in the European Union. 1. A Commission Staff Working Paper on Media Pluralism 2. An independent study on media pluralism in EU Member States to define and test concrete and objective indicators for assessing media pluralism in the EU Member States (in 2007). 3. A Commission Communication on the indicators for media pluralism in the EU Member States (in 2008).