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Public consultation - 2016 Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights on ‘Media Pluralism and Democracy'

Related topics

Fundamental rights

date:  19/05/2016 - 21/07/2016

Policy fields

• Fundamental rights
• Freedom of expression
• Media freedom and pluralism
• Democracy

Target group(s)

The public consultation is open to all. It is of particular relevance for those who have a role in media freedom and pluralism. This includes international organisations, Member States and their different Ministries, agencies and departments, civil society, business and media representatives, including publishers, journalists and reporters, judges, prosecutors, ombudspersons, academics, EU institutions and agencies.

Period of consultation

The consultation is closed.

Objective of the consultation

The freedom of media and a plurality of voices in society and in the media are indispensable preconditions and essential safeguards of well-functioning democracy. Freedom and pluralism of the media are enshrined in Article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental rights, and are at the core of the basic democratic values on which the Union is founded.  
The purpose of the public consultation is to feed into the second Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights which will take place on 17-18 November 2016. The Colloquium will explore the multiple links between a free and pluralist media space on the one hand and democracy on the other hand.

You can consult the questions here  and related privacy statement.

Published Results

Executive summary pdf


 ADF International pdf
 Amegah, Martin
 ARD and ZDF - German public service broadcaster pdf
 Article 19 pdf
 Ascent-EU pdf
 Associação Portuguesa de Imprensa pdf
 Association of European Radios pdf
 Beveridge, Robert
 Broadcasting Authority of Ireland  pdf
 C., Jordan
 Catalan Audiovisual Council pdf
 Center for Democracy and Technology - CDT pdf
 Commission of the Episcopates of the European Community - COMECE pdf
 Committee for the Defence of Democracy pdf
 Community Media Forum Europe pdf
 Council of Europe pdf
 Damian Tambini and Sharif Labo pdf
 Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources in Ireland pdf
 Deutscher Journalisten-Verband pdf
 Die Medienanstalten pdf
 ERC Portuguese Regulatory Entity for the media pdf
 European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages (MIDAS) pdf
 European Broadcasting Union pdf
 European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
 European Digital Rights (EDRi) pdf
 European Federation of Journalists
 European Liberties Platform pdf
 European Magazine Media Association and European Newspapers Publishers Association  pdf
 Europeesk Buro foar Lytse Talen - EBLT pdf
 Goldman, Emma
 Guardian Media Group
 Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights pdf
 International Bar Association pdf
 Kiddick, Don
 Lithuanian National LGBT rights organisation pdf
 Media Ghetto pdf
 Media Governance and Industries Research Lab, University of Vienna pdf
 Mediawijzer net - The Dutch network organisation for media pdf
 Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecoms & Media pdf
 Mohr, Jakob
 National Institute for Social Integration, Lithuania pdf
 NDP Nieuwsmedia - The Dutch News Media Association pdf
 News Media Europe pdf
 Nordic Public Service Broadcasting pdf
 Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture pdf
 OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media pdf
 Public Concern at Work
 (dos) Prazeres Pereira Faria, Margarida
 Reporters Sans Frontiers pdf
 Rannila, Jukka S.
 Slovak National Centre for Human Rights pdf
 Stickler, Alexander
 Swedish Television pdf
 Themistokleous, Antigoni
 UK Office of Communication - Ofcom pdf
 Vedran, Bandalo
 Verband Privater Rundfunk und Telemedien - VPRT
 VG Media Gesellschaft zur Verwertung der Urheber pdf
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Contact details

Responsible service: European Commission, Directorate-General Justice, Fundamental Rights Policy Unit (JUST C.2).


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