Europe’s media sectors call on new European Commission to deliver a comprehensive EU media strategy

In a joint conference on 3 December 2019, opened by Vice President Jourová, representatives of European media sectors called on the Commission to adopt a comprehensive and ambitious approach to EU media policy, to support the sector’s competitiveness and cultural diversity.

With the new Commission taking office, the news media, commercial and public service televisions and radios wanted to jointly stress the need to preserve quality journalism, to create the conditions for a thriving media sector and to foster fair competition. They reiterated the need for any Digital Services Act to ensure media can continue to play its vital role for society and online platforms are made more responsible, notably to improve the fight against illegal content, hate speech and disinformation. To read News Media Europe’s press release in full, click here.