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Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies - European University Institute

The risks for media pluralism in Europe

"The focus of the media pluralism monitor is not just on finding out what the deficiencies of a media system are, but also whether there are structural conditions that can lead to a deterioration in the freedom of expression and media pluralism in a given context" - Elda Brogi

01 July 2022 | Publication - Event

On 30 June, The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) presented the 2022 Media Pluralism Monitor annual report on the health of the media ecosystem in the member states of the European Union and in the candidate countries.

The CMPF team and the country teams who contributed to the report discussed the reports' findings and engaged with the audience’s questions.

Věra Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, joined the discussion to present the next steps in the EU media policy.

Monitoring risks for media pluralism in the digital era

Based on 20 indicators, summarising 200 variables, the Media Pluralism Monitor covers four areas: fundamental protection, market plurality, political independence, and social inclusiveness. It also features an additional analysis focusing specifically on the digital environment and the related challenges to media pluralism.

For the first time since its implementation in 2014, the report includes a general ranking of all countries based on their average risk level in all indicators.

The 2022 report confirms the findings of the previous rounds of monitoring, showing that no country in Europe is free from risks to media pluralism.

The final report as well as the country reports focusing on EU Member States and candidates are now available on our website

Watch the full recordings here or embedded below.

Monitoring media pluralism in the digital era

How to ensure media pluralism in the EU? Presentation of the Media Pluralism Monitor 2022

Mapping Media Pluralism in the Digital Era. Presentation of the general ranking of countries

Digital threats to media pluralism. Study on Media Plurality and Diversity Online presentation

Vice-President Věra Jourová - European policies on media pluralism

Last update: 08 July 2022

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