This study develops a monitoring tool for assessing risks for media pluralism in the EU Member States and identifying threats to such pluralism based on a set of indicators, covering pertinent legal, economic and socio-cultural considerations.
It has been carried out by a group of three academic institutes, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – ICRI, Central European University – CMCS and Jönköping International Business School – MMTC, together with a consultancy firm, Ernst & Young Belgium. This group of experts has been supported by subcontractors: non-affiliated members of the research team, members of the Quality Control Team and members of the network of local media experts (‘Country Correspondents’).
The Media Pluralism Monitor (or MPM) is designed to identify potential risks to media pluralism in Member States. The monitoring and its implementation processes are based on several important principles and elements: