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MEPs call for action on rule of law & media freedom

The European Parliament has just voted on a resolution on media freedom and the rule of law in Greece. The situation in Greece is getting progressively worse. The EPP Group has been attempting to block a vote on Greece in the European Parliament.
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Diana Riba pays tribute to Daphne Caruana Galiza and calls for stronger protection for journalists.

EFA MEP Diana Riba i Giner intervened in plenary today to commemorate the 6th anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galiza’s murder, a Maltese journalist killed in 2017 while she was investigating corruption in the Maltese government.
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Debriefing of the October plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the European Media Freedom Act, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), approval of Maroš Šefčovič and Wopke Hoekstra, glyphosate and the Asylum and Migration Package.
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The digital person
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MEPs vote to protect free media in the EU

Members of the European Parliament voted on the new European Media Freedom Act. The Greens/EFA Group has long fought for EU-level rules to address issues such as media market monopolies, the fair allocation of state funding and the independence of public service media and national regulatory authorities. The Group has managed to include s…
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Parliament votes in favour of the new Media Freedom Act

Today the European Parliament has voted in favour of a new regulation to guarantee the fundamental principles of democracy and free speech with the introduction of the new European Media Freedom Act. The position of the European Parliament on this groundbreaking legislation, passed with the overwhelming support of the chamber, seeks to fo…
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Plenary Flash 2-5 October 2023

On the agenda this week: debate on the European Media Freedom Act, MFF, appointment and new responsibilities of Wopke Hoekstra and Marius Sefcovic, impact of the proposed extension of glyphosate in the EU, Asylum and Migration Package, ...
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Diana Riba: Freedom of expression and the right to dissent are not mere privileges but essential pillars of a vibrant and open society.

EFA MEP Diana Riba I Giner intervened in plenary ahead of today’s vote for the report on the initiative that aims to protect journalists and human rights defenders in strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP).
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European Media Freedom Act

Independent media are a public watchdog, and free media are a key pillar of every democracy. They are crucial in forming a public sphere, shaping public opinion and holding those in power to account. The European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) aims to set out the rules to promote pluralism and independence in the European media ecosystem.
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The European Parliament votes in favour of audiovisual works to be available in regional and minoritaised languages.

An amendment introduced by EFA MEP Diana Riba in an important report on the European audiovisual services law calls for all audiovisual products to be available through dubbing, subtitling and audio description in the official languages of each territory.
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Diana Riba alerts on the status of European press freedom

EFA MEP Diana Riba i Giner intervened in plenary on the debate "The erosion of the rule of law in Greece: the wiretapping scandal and media freedom" to alert about the worrisome state of the freedom of the press in the EU.