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The Media Pluralism Monitor is a research project that assesses the health of media ecosystems in Europe, highlighting threats to media pluralism and media freedom in the European Union’s Member States and candidate countries.
The current implementation is the Media Pluralism Monitor 2023 (MPM2023), which is based on data from the year 2022. It represents the sixth EU-wide implementation of the Media Pluralism Monitor project.
The Media Pluralism Monitor is a scientific and holistic effort to evaluate the current threats to a pluralistic and free media landscape in Europe. To provide rigorous and sound findings, the CMPF team and the Country Teams involved in the project analyse 200 variables for the 20 indicators of the MPM, five for each of the four major areas: Fundamental protection, Market plurality, Political independence and Social inclusiveness. Click here to read the full MPM questionnaire
The assessed risk scores for various indicators and sub-indicators are grouped as Low (0 – 33%), Medium (34-66%) and High (67-100%) in the text and data visualisations to aid comprehension. The findings highlight the risks for media pluralism and media freedom in the four major areas encompassed by the MPM.
The study comprises the European Union Member States as well as Albania, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. Furthermore, this year’s implementation of the MPM also features a pilot study on Ukraine and Moldova.