COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION of 16.9.2021 on ensuring the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists and other media professionals in the European Union


COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION of 16.9.2021 on ensuring the protection, safety and empowerment of journalists and other media professionals in the European Union THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 292 thereof, Whereas:

As enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, the EU is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights. This includes respect for media freedom and pluralism and the right to freedom of expression, and requires continuous efforts to protect free, pluralistic and independent media, which are a key component of democratic systems and the rule of law.