media lab | Podcast Season: 1 - Episode: 6 / Release date: 8-11-2022

1:1 with Eva Simon

Key Quotes

"If done properly, this law can ensure and create safeguards for media freedom and pluralism across Europe, and also repair media market failures that have been seen recently."
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"I strongly believe that we need a full scale Commission-led enforcement mechanism at the EU level."
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"EU lawmakers should refrain from (...) content regulation, such as mandatory content screening, or filtering online content with machines that could easily lead to censorship."
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"Access to the plurality of media content should not mean that we create content regulations depending on sources. (...) All content should be treated equally."
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"Non-transparent and uncontrolled media ownership distorts the media market and pluralism."
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"Create a strong European Media Freedom Act to correct the systemic errors in Europe's media landscape."
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"I really hope that with a successful stakeholder dialogue, we can create safeguards and a higher level of media freedom and pluralism across the EU."
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About Our Guest

Eva Simon | Senior Advocacy Officer - Liberties
Eva Simon is a senior advocacy officer at the Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties). Liberties is a Berlin-based EU watchdog organisation. Eva works on issues related to the field of freedom of expression and data protection. She is a human rights lawyer with a special focus on digital rights. Besides her EU-level advocacy work, Eva works on strategic litigation across EU member states. She has been active in human rights work for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining the NGO world, Eva worked as a media lawyer and a researcher. She was a research fellow at the Central European University (2006), at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, USA (2005) and at the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary (2001-2005). She has authored expert studies, book chapters and articles on privacy and media freedom.