Public service media needed to strengthen pluralism

[06/12/11 09:30] Two major threats to media freedom exist across Europe today. One is the attempt by state authorities to dominate the media market. The other is the trend towards commercialisation and monopoly. Both these tendencies undermine freedom of expression – and are good reasons for strengthening public service media, says Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in his latest Human Rights Comment published today. Media pluralism is necessary for the development of informed societies where different voices can be heard. (more)

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