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Sign up for media pluralism

The European Initiative for Media Pluralism - www.mediainitiative.eu - has launched a Citizens' Initiative petition calling for a European Directive which would make member states introduce:

  1. effective legislation to avoid concentration of ownership in the media and advertisement sectors;
  2. guaranteed independence of supervisory bodies from political power;
  3. a definition of conflict of interests to avoid media moguls occupying high political office; and
  4. clearer European monitoring systems to check up regularly the health and independence of the media in member states.

The petition closes at midnight on Monday 18 August 2014

The NUJ supports the Initiative through its membership of the International Federation of Journalists. Oddly enough, given demand (c), the Italian union the Federazione Nazionale della Stampa Italiana is a signatory in its own right.

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