How national interests make the EU clash with media freedoms

Biedermann, Ferry (2023) How national interests make the EU clash with media freedoms. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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The EU is about to make the use of spyware on journalists legal across the bloc. Some members states currently still have no provisions for the use of such software on journalists. But the new, ironically named, European Media Freedom Act, would allow programmes like Pegasus and Predator to be installed on journalists’ devices in the interest of issues such as national security, albeit under certain circumstances. It is an example of the danger of a race to the bottom that is ever present in the bloc and that can undermine support for it on the progressive, non-nationalist, non-Brexit side of the political spectre.

Item Type: Other
2 October 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2023 13:44
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2023 13:44

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