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European Broadcasting Union joins Council of Europe platform to protect journalists

03 July 2017
European Broadcasting Union joins Council of Europe platform to protect journalists

On 30 June, The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) became a partner to a Council of Europe platform designed to track alleged violations of media freedom in member states. The platform was set up by the Council of Europe to promote the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists.

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland signed the partnership agreement at the EBU’s General Assembly where he was speaking to leading broadcasters on the essential role of public service media in modern democracies.

"I am pleased to welcome the EBU to the platform and I am convinced that this partnership will strengthen the impact of the Council of Europe in addressing media freedom challenges. As the leading alliance of public service media, the EBU has unique expertise, working for almost 70 years for and with broadcasters. Our two organisations share a conviction that public service media needs to secure its editorial independence and institutional autonomy", said Thorbjørn Jagland at the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding.

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