Opinion on ’The Report of the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism: A free and pluralistic media to sustain European democracy’

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Independent Journalism, the Hungarian Europe Society, the Mertek Media Monitor and the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media, as signatories of the opinion on ’The Report of the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism: A free and pluralistic media to sustain European democracy’ are civil organizations with a long history of commitment to the freedoms of speech and press and extensive professional experience in this area.

Said organizations were very pleased that the European Commission has set up the working group entitled High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism, under the leadership of Chairperson Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga. We also welcome the fact that the European Commission has released the working group's report for public consultation.

Following the logic of the recommendations laid down in the Report, the undersigned civil organizations articulate their own observations and suggestions in the present letter.

The opinion of civil organizations can be accessed here.

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