Media freedom and pluralism are key values of the European Union as well as the preconditions for the realisation of democracy. However, in recent years concerns about the politicization of the media, deterioration of the right to information, and lack of transparency of media ownership have been raised in several EU member states. This panel is dedicated to the challenges of European policy makers, focusing on media freedom legislation. Representatives from European institutions will provide an insightful point of view on the issue.

Sponsored by European Commission Representation in Italy and European Parliament.