Members of the European Parliament are calling for the Commission to draft a new directive on media freedoms and pluralism. If taken forward, the idea is that the directive would set out the minimum requirements for all EU countries, to guarantee freedom of expression and media pluralism.
---Update - the joint motion has been published - see link below ---
The call has been issued by the Socialist, Liberal and Left groups. It comes in the context of internal European Parliament negotiations regarding a Resolution on the Hungarian Media Law. This is the controversial Hungarian law which threatens to censor all media, including the Internet and websites.
The European Parliament Resolution is effectively a political statement which will send a message from Brussels to the Hungarian government, thus its content must reconcile the views of the different Party groups. As I write this, they are haggling over
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