The European Commission published a study on media pluralism and diversity online
16. 9. 2022 | Media
Media pluralism requires as much protection in the digital environment as in the traditional offline media environment, warns the new Study on Media Plurality and Diversity Online published today by the European Commission.
The Study, financed with a tender by the European Commission in 2021, gathered four academic partners with a solid track record of scientific research on media pluralism: the Centre for Information Technology and Intellectual Property of KU Leuven, the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Studies in Media, Innovation and Technology), under the leadership of the Centre of Media Pluralism and Media Freedom of the European University Institute. Brankica Petković from the Peace Institute also participated in the research in collaboration with the European University Institute in Florence.
According to the authors, media pluralism is closely intertwined not only with the fulfilment of fundamental rights and the functioning of democratic societies, but also with healthy and resilient economies across the EU and the functioning of its internal market.