Work in Parliament MEPs call for EU leaders to protect the news media sector

Other Activities | 20-04-2020

MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho co-signed an open letter addressed to the Presidents of all EU institutions and Commissioners, detailing the state of the media sector in member states and the need to act fast.

In this letter, supported by 42 other MEPs from different poilitical groups, the EU is asked to provide immediate actions to support Europe’s news media sector, as it faces up to the sudden loss of advertising revenue caused by the COVID-19 crisis. These include forming an emergency fund for media and journalism — a NEWS grant programme; desviar fundos não utilizados para os meios de comunicação tradicionais for traditional mass media; allocating other forms of support as well as introducing a number of other mechanisms.

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