"We have a lot of issues with the independence of national regulatory authorities in some countries in Europe."
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"I strongly believe that you need the presence of representatives of civil society organisations, defending the rights of journalists, [academics], and others [on this European Board]"
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"What is also very important, is to have a very clear system of rotation (...) on this [European Board] in order not to create a dependence between [regulators] and those who are regulated."
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"Why is it important to know who owns the media? (...) For the general public and (...) for the enforcement of the Regulation."
4 / 13
"The current [transparency] mechanisms put forward in the legislation are not sufficient."
5 / 13
"We have to think about a mechanism [to] monitor media ownership that would consist more of neutral, independent organisations and individuals coming for example, from academia."
6 / 13
"A [media ownership monitoring] mechanism that would include [investigative journalists], really able to dig for ownership links, should be created."
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"The problem that we see in many countries is not as we have seen 20 years ago, namely concentration of ownership, but a lot of trends that have to do with financial concentration."
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"I don't think the Act manages to address a key issue[:] cutting the link between state funding and the strings attached to it."
9 / 13
"We need a set of very specific, as detailed as possible, provisions that, for example, would limit or even cut completely the access of media owners to public procurement."
10 / 13
"We need provisions that would limit as much as possible the ownership of some media owners in other industries that pose problems to their independence."
11 / 13
"We have to really think about legal provisions that would limit access of individuals with certain connections, especially political [ones], to media ownership."
12 / 13
"The Act is very good on paper, but we really need good detailed provisions to ensure that it will be implemented."
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