Press freedom in the EU
Event date: 07/03/2018
Every day journalists risk their lives to help keep us informed.
Freedom of Press is considered to be an essential element of democracy by the European Parliament, which strongly supports it within the EU and beyond. Article 11 of the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights clearly states that “freedom and pluralism of the media shall be respected”.
To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the Parliament and the EU Commission hold a seminar on "The situation of media and freedom of expression in Turkey" on 3/4 May. Speakers include Antonio TAJANI, EP President, and Johannes HAHN, Member of the EC..
MEPs ask for more support for public service providers and investigative journalism and for an independent regulatory body to monitor and report threats against journalists.
MEPs call for measures to step up the protection of journalists across the EU in response to the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová
MEPs debate and vote on how to safeguard media freedom, pluralism and independence
The Members of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs vote on media pluralism and media freedom in the European Union.
The Members of the Committee on Budgetary Control Committee (CONT) and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) participate in a joint debate on the consideration of a draft delegation report.
Following the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, press freedom and the safety of journalists in the EU is debated.
An ad-hoc delegation of six MEPs leave for Slovakia for a two-day fact-finding mission following the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée.The delegation will meet with anti-corruption NGOs, journalists, government and state representatives, law enforcement authorities, and the Slovak Agricultural paying agency.
Following the brutal assassination of an investigative journalist, MEPs debate the situation of the rule of law in Malta and vote on a resolution on Wednesday.
Political groups discuss media freedom and protection for journalists, after the brutal murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese journalist noted for her work on the Panama papers, corruption, and also drug trafficking.