Risks for media pluralism and the safety of journalists are increasing across Europe
The flagship project of the CMPF is the Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) with the most recent being the , covering 30 European countries (EU 28 and Albania). The CMPF is currently working on updating the MPM with the MPM2021.
The findings of the 2020 MPM show either general stagnation or deterioration in all of the four major areas encompassed by the MPM: Basic protection, Market plurality, Political independence, and Social inclusiveness. The implementation also includes an additional section on the digital dimensions of media pluralism. The MPM 2020 has also confirmed the findings of the previous four rounds of monitoring – showing that no country analysed is free from risks to media pluralism.
The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) is a tool that has been developed by our Centre to assess the risks for media pluralism in a given country.
Prior to the 2020 implementation, the tool has been implemented in 2017, 2016, and tested under two pilot-projects co-funded by the European Union in 2014 and 2015. These two pilot-test implementations built on the prototype of the MPM that was designed in the 2009 Independent Study on Indicators for Media Pluralism in the Member States – Towards a Risk-Based Approach carried out by KU Leuven, JIBS, CEU, Ernst & Young, and a team of national experts. (https://ec.europa.eu/information_society/media_taskforce/doc/pluralism/pfr_report.pdf).
The MPM project is co-funded by the European Union.