February 8, 2011
These days, everybody is talking about the media law in Hungary.
But the situation in many other countries is far from perfect. Freedom House ranks EU members Bulgaria and Romania as “partly free”, alongside Bhutan or Nigeria. All candidate countries are considered “partly free”. According to “Reporters sans frontieres“, several EU “old” members, and in particular France and Italy, are free falling in the annual index. In the latest ranking of 178 countries across the world, 13 of the EU’s 27 members are in the top 20 but some of the other 14 are very low in the ranking. France is 44, Italy is 49th, Romania is 52nd and Greece and Bulgaria are tied at 70th.
EurActiv is putting together an article about media freedom in Europe. You are invited to contribute with recent experiences in the country you know best. You can send your contribution as a comment under this post or to my email firstname.lastname@example.org