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The EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries

Dunham, Jennifer (2014) The EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (02 Sep 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Despite being viewed as a key component of European democracy, media freedom varies significantly across EU states. Based on the annual ‘Freedom of the Press’ report produced by Freedom House, Jennifer Dunham assesses media freedom in EU candidate countries. She notes that seven of the eight candidate or potential candidate states considered have press freedom ratings substantially below the EU average, with Turkey and Macedonia in particular experiencing sharp declines in recent years. She argues that the EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries and enforce these more strictly during the accession process.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 15:38
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71804

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