Posted on Wednesday 13th January 2016
Florence, 13 January 2016
The European Commission, with an open tender, awarded a grant to the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) to conduct the first European-wide monitor of risks for media pluralism: the Media Pluralism Monitor 2016 (MPM2016). The Centre, acting independently from the Commission and Member States, will implement the tool, which it developed through the two pilot test implementations in 2014 and 2015. The two pilots have already shown that no EU member state is today free from risks for media pluralism.
The MPM2016 project will implement a final version of the measuring tool and will assess risks for media pluralism in EU28 and two candidate countries.
“After two years of testing, the MPM2016 will show its potential as a policy tool. It will provide a clear and comparable snapshot of the situation of media pluralism and media freedom in all EU Member States”, the Director of the CMPF, Pier Luigi Parcu, said.
Results of the first pilot test implementation (MPM2014) are available here.
The results of the second pilot test implementation conducted in 2015 are published as well on the MPM website.