Media pluralism is essential to democracy and the Commission Vice President of Values and Transparency should “make use of the Media Pluralism Monitor to identify risks to plurality in the media sector.” This was the message delivered by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the 2019-2023 European Commission instructing Věra Jourová, Vice-President-designate for Values and Transparency, of the mission of the next Commission.
The administration at the European University Institute has celebrated the news on the EUI website as an example of EUI-produced research having an impact on policy at the European level.
Mention of the importance of media pluralism as a value for the European Union is quoted in the following:
Media pluralism is an essential part of our democratic system. You should make use of the Media Pluralism Monitor to identify risks to plurality in the media sector,and should propose cross-border projects to support independent and diverse journalistic activities.
Click here for the full text of von der Leyen’s mission letter.