About: media freedom

Azerbaijan 21-01-2019

Azeri parliamentary cooperation chair: MEPs should check facts before they vote

Some events in Azerbaijan are treated in the EU with prejudice and intentional bias, and some MEPs have a clear agenda to make obstacles to the rapprochement of EU-Azerbaijan relations, Javanshir Feyziyev told EURACTIV in a written interview.
Central Europe 15-01-2016

Analyst: Commission is wrong to hit at Poland over the rule of law

One could be critical of the Polish government’s actions, and one could disagree with them. But it’s a completely different thing to call them undemocratic, Piotr Maciej Kaczy?ski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 26-05-2015

Haidar: My husband, Raif Badawi, faces death for blogging

Raif Badawi could be sentenced to death for apostasy, says his wife Ensaf Haidar, who told EURACTIV she feared that her blogger husband could be publically flogged at any time.
Digital 04-05-2015

Pier Luigi Parcu: More work to be done on press freedom in Europe

SPECIAL REPORT / Much of Europe may be in a privileged position when it comes to media freedom, but we must not become complacent, says Professor Luigi Parcu on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.
Global Europe 11-03-2015

Selim Yenel: The EU lacks vision for Cyprus reunification

If the Cyprus issue is solved, a lot could be done for the Eastern Mediterranean, for Turkish-Greek relations, for new sources of gas for the EU. But the EU unfortunately lacks a visionary perspective, Selim Yenel, Turkey's Ambassador to the EU, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Industry rep: ‘Media companies would rather be left alone’

Media executives and policymakers meet on Tuesday (21 January) at the Future Media Lab conference in Brussels. Industry representatives and innovators will exchange thoughts with EU policymakers on how to reinvent the media business model, even if, says Angela Mills Wade, “there is no need for any new media-specific rules or regulations. Media companies would rather be left alone”.
Future EU 11-01-2011

Fidesz MEP: West is projecting its own frustrations on Hungary

Hungary is "sort of European" but not in the same way as France or Germany. Meanwhile it's very easy for the West to project its own feelings of disappointment on Budapest by claiming it is guilty, Hungarian MEP György Schöpflin (Fidesz; European People's Party) told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

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