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September 29, 2022

EP adopts Weber report on the freedom of the media

The European Parliament adopted Tuesday the report of PNL EuroDeputy Renate Weber on the standard norms for securing the freedom of the media, including the recommendation that EU member states adopt laws against the press being infiltrated by undercover intelligence agents. The Weber report is a document of initiative, which means that its provisions are recommendations without c mandatory character for member states. The report also requests the EC to monitor how member states respect the freedom of the press. “The reason for the existence of this report is precisely because this Parliament wanted to see a stronger reaction of the Commission – especially of the commissioner for fundamental rights (Viviane Reding) – on every occasion when the freedom of the press was threatened, in any member state,” Weber said in the plenum of the EP.

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