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How the EU Can Safeguard Media Freedom and Pluralism in Hungary and Poland

How could the EU make better use of its existing instruments to protect media freedom and pluralism in its member states? Could legal action by the European Commission, namely the use of infringement procedures, help reverse some of the adverse trends observed in Hungary and Poland? What can be the role of the planned Media Freedom Act in establishing safeguards for the sector in the EU? This event will discuss these key questions related to the role the EU institutions can and should play in defending independent media within the union and in countering the systemic assault they face in certain member states.