The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) was invited to the Final conference on “The Application of the Media Pluralism monitor (MPM2016) in 30 countries in Florence on 4 November. The preliminary, but almost finished results, gave some alarming trends, in particular when it comes to the journalistic profession including access, the role of unions and associations in protecting journalists, working conditions, safety and protection of sources.
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“The status of journalists and whether they can fulfil their function and are able to work, is far from satisfying”, said Elda Brogi, scientific coordinator of the CPMF. Besides very interesting results, national researchers from Finland, Greece, Latvia, Ireland, Poland, Turkey and United Kingdom outlined main challenges in their respective media environment leaving little space to best practice. No country is immune from risks!
Turkey was of course of great concern to all participants. Yasemin Inceoglu said ‘”the EU turned a blind eye to Turkey due to the refugee agreement. There is a need now to revise the country profile after post Coup’Etat situation.
The full Media Pluralism Monitor 2016 (#MPM2016) will be published early next year.