POLICY POSITION published on 09 Feb 2021

Joint statement from European media and journalists calling on decision makers to protect media freedom and fundamental rights

Safeguarding Europe’s free and independent media is vital to sustain our democracies. However, media freedom could be put at risk by a current EU proposal that intends to make it easier for criminal investigations to gather electronic evidence from other EU countries. In a new joint statement, the EBU - together with seven other organizations representing media and journalists - reiterates calls for changes to the proposed e-Evidence legislation.