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Media pluralism: Commission launches call for proposals to extend media ownership monitoring system to all Member States

The Commission has launched a second call for proposals for the media ownership monitoring system, a project co-funded by the EU. This call will complement the coverage of the first ongoing pilot project and provide a country-based database on media ownership in the remaining 12 Member States not covered by the first edition.

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The media ownership monitoring system will systematically assess relevant legal frameworks, as well as risks to media ownership transparency. It will also show potential risks to media pluralism and provide valuable information for a better understanding of the news media market. This tool will make this information available to everyone through an interactive online platform, displaying results in formats adapted to the needs of the different users. Interested consortia working in the field of media freedom and pluralism at a European, regional, and local level can apply for this call until 15 December. The maximum amount of EU support allocated to this project is €500,000. This initiative is part of a broader effort in the field of media freedom and pluralism, as outlined in the European Democracy Action Plan. More information on this and other calls related to the field of media, either ongoing or under preparation, is also available.

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