EU and EBU will cooperate to strengthen public media in European Neighbourhood

EU and EBU will cooperate to strengthen public media in European Neighbourhood

The European Commission and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) agreed today to expand their cooperation by extending their support to strengthen public media in the countries of the European Neighbourhood.

The role of public broadcasters and the issue of freedom of expression in the media is a key policy area for the European Commission in the Enlargement countries as well as in the broader European Neighbourhood. Free press and media constitute one of the pillars of a deep and sustainable democracy. Independent and sustainable public service media are indispensable as dedicated platforms for displaying the social and cultural diversity existing in society and for promoting inclusiveness and tolerance.

 

Find out more: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-803_en.htm