The Commission held a public consultation on the Independent Report from the HLG on Media Freedom and Pluralism from March to June 2013.

The purpose of this consultation was to collect views and opinions on the report from the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism and on any aspects of media freedom and pluralism in Europe that you consider important.

This report reflects the views of independent experts. The Commission's objective with this consultation was to gather broad feedback on the recommendations presented by the High-Level Group in order to allow for an open debate on media freedom and pluralism within the European Union.

The decision on any possible follow-up actions will be based on an in-depth analysis of the competences of the European Union. In this context, it must be recalled that, following its Article 51 (2), the Charter of Fundamental Rights does not extend the field of application of Union law beyond the powers of the Union or establish any new power or task for the Union, or modify powers and tasks as defined in the Treaties.

The report of the independent High Level group is available here: EN - DE - FR

The text of the public consultation is available here: EN - DE - FR

You will find below the responses of participants who gave their consent to publication.

A summary of the replies was published in October 2014.  It is available here.


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