Improving the freedom, independence, pluralism and diversity of media

Specific objective 1: review media legislation and regulation to bring these in line with European standards including ethical standards for media professionals.

Indicator: national legislation and media regulation is in compliance with European standards, notably in the following areas: public-service broadcasting; independence of broadcasting regulators; access to public information; concentration and transparency of media ownership; freedom of expression, including on the Internet, in at least 3 of 6 target countries.


Specific objective 2: support the implementation of legal frameworks, including remedial actions.

Indicator: public service, media governance and management are assessed and measures are taken to align them with Council of Europe standards.


Specific objective: promote the safety of journalists.

Indicator: awareness of CoE standards, in particular Articles 2 and 10 of ECHR, among members of parliaments is increased.