Promoting Media Freedom and Pluralism; Discouraging interference with impartial or critical reporting

Involves promoting media freedom and pluralism and fostering an understanding among public authorities of the dangers of unwarranted interference with impartial or critical reporting.

POSSIBLE MEASURES include:

  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Funding instruments to support free, diverse and independent media
  • Build on “No Disconnect Strategy” to internet and ICT
  • Media support component in electoral assistance
  • Adhere to Council of Europe and UNESCO recommendations on media freedom and pluralism
  • Support candidate countries’ adherence to Copenhagen criteria on FoE and media plurality
  • Promote implementation of guidance for ICT/telecommunications companies on business and human rights
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Funding instruments to support free, diverse and independent media
  • Build on “No Disconnect Strategy” to internet and ICT
  • Media support component in electoral assistance
  • Adhere to Council of Europe and UNESCO recommendations on media freedom and pluralism
  • Support candidate countries’ adherence to Copenhagen criteria on FoE and media plurality
  • Promote implementation of guidance for ICT/telecommunications companies on business and human rights