(02 May 2014) – European Commission support for journalists in the area of media freedom and pluralism comes into the spotlight on World Press Freedom Day, Saturday 3rd May.
Four special projects launched earlier this year are receiving around €800,000, thanks to a budget earmarked by the European Parliament. They play a critical role in protecting both the right to free expression as guaranteed by the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and the media’s instrumental role in safeguarding democracy.
In parallel to these four projects, Commission is supporting the pilot implementation of the ‘Media pluralism Monitor’ (MPM) by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom and the European University Institute. Nine countries have been selected for the pilot test (Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy and the UK).