European Union leaders accept that media freedom and pluralism is essential for the Union’s international credibility and are out-sourcing several activities in this area. But they have allowed the self-interests of member states to dictate their lack of determined action.
Now the threats to free and investigative journalism are growing, within the borders of the EU and beyond. It is time for the Parliament, the Council and the Commission to take their responsibilities seriously as one of their own priorities. So says William Horsley, media freedom representative of the Association of European Journalists, in this article published by EurActiv.