. ‒ Media pluralism and media freedom in the EU are being harassed by Member States and private stakeholders. In Spain, for example, there are media platforms that deliberately obscure the truth, making up increasingly fake news and interested more in shares than in facts. Pluralism in the media is at stake not only in Spain but also in other Member States, such as Hungary and Poland. In some cases, large communities, such as Catalans in Spain or migrants in Poland, feel threatened by this harassment.
I support this initiative because a statement from Parliament regarding the necessity of further improving, monitoring and increasing media pluralism and freedom is always welcome.