The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) is designed to identify potential risks to media pluralism in EU Member States.
The Media Pluralism Monitor
The Monitor assesses the risks faced by media pluralism based on a set of twenty indicators under four different areas: Basic Protection, Market Plurality, Political Independence and Social Inclusiveness. The indicators address legal, economic and socio-political questions.
- Public service, commercial and community media are all covered by the monitor, but it recognises that different policies and regulatory approaches may apply to different types of media (e.g. broadcasting, print and digital media);
- It is a diagnostic tool designed to provide a broad understanding of the risks to media pluralism in a Member State;
- Assessments are carried out in an independent and transparent manner in consultation with stakeholders.
The MPM methodology is based on a European Commission-funded study published in 2009. The European Union is now funding projects to adapt and refine the too