GUIDES published on 19 Jan 2023

European Media Freedom Act protect media to preserve democracy

Media freedom and pluralism are core European values, and they need strong protection. Threats like government interference, attacks on journalist integrity, financial pressures, and online gatekeepers obstructing content access endanger these values.


We welcome the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) for acknowledging the importance of media in democracy and supporting independent public service media. To ensure EMFA addresses media independence and online access, we call on European decision-makers to clarify public service media principles and enhance provisions for services of general interest and tech companies' influence.


Download our publication to learn more about how to strengthen EMFA's proposal.