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MPM - Monitoring Media Pluralism in the Digital Era

The Media Pluralism Monitor is the flagship project of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom. It is a tool to assess the potential weaknesses in national media systems that may hinder media pluralism, with the most recent being the 2023 report, covering 32 European countries (EU 27 plus Albania, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey). The latest implementation is the 2023 Media Pluralism Monitor. The 2024 Media Pluralism Monitor is currently being prepared.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) is a tool developed by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom to assess the potential weaknesses in national media systems that may hinder media pluralism. Based on 20 indicators, summarising 200 variables, it covers four areas: fundamental protection, market plurality, political independence, and social inclusiveness.

The implementation also includes an additional section on the digital dimensions of media pluralism. The MPM 2023 has confirmed the findings of the previous rounds of monitoring – showing that no country analysed is free from risks to media pluralism.

Prior to the 2022 implementation, the tool has been implemented in 2021, 2020, 2017, and 2016, and tested under two pilot projects co-funded by the European Union in 2014 and 2015. These two pilot-test implementations built on the prototype of the MPM that was designed in the 2009 Independent Study on Indicators for Media Pluralism in the Member States – Towards a Risk-Based Approach carried out by KU Leuven, JIBS, CEU, Ernst & Young, and a team of national experts.

Explore the Report: https://cmpf.eui.eu/media-pluralism-monitor/

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