The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) is based on the following features:
The MPM is based on a European Commission funded study published in 2009. The European Union is now funding projects to simplify and test the tool so that it can be realistically applied by Member States.
The Media Pluralism Monitor stems from a initial study, published in 2009, carried out by a group of three academic institutes: ICRI (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), CMCS (Central European University), and MMTC (Jönköping International Business School), with a Ernst & Young Belgium. The study developed 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.
The outputs were the following: