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Preserving Pluralism in a Rapidly Changing Media Market

Preserving Pluralism in a Rapidly Changing Media Market. The newspaper and news media publishing sector is one of the main sources of cultural diversity and pluralism in Europe. The editorial content of newspapers covers a wide diversity of topics and every political perspective. Newspapers on all platforms encourage and enable their readers to participate actively in democratic debate through blogs, opinion fora and other new tools which increase the level of democratic participation, diversity and pluralism in the European media landscape.

Publishers call for an EU VAT system promoting the democratic role of print and digital newspapers Newspaper sector notes the launch of new EU Communication on the Future of VAT

Newspaper publishers from all over Europe today called for the lowest possible rates of VAT to be applied to both print and digital editions, in view of the vital role of newspapers in democratic society. The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) sent this message to EU institutions and Member States, as the European Commission launched a new Communication on the Future of VAT.

Publishers call for an EU VAT system promoting the democratic role of print and digital newspapers Newspaper sector notes the launch of new EU Communication on the Future of VAT

Newspaper publishers from all over Europe today called for the lowest possible rates of VAT to be applied to both print and digital editions, in view of the vital role of newspapers in democratic society. The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) sent this message to EU institutions and Member States, as the European Commission launched a new Communication on the Future of VAT.

European Commission President Barroso underlines vital role of the press in society at ENPA 50th Anniversary

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, emphasized the essential role of the press in democratic society, in a keynote speech at the 50th Anniversary Congress of the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association in Brussels today.

Google competition case: ENPA welcomes Commission’s first step

Newspaper publishers represented by the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) welcomed the statement of European Commission Vice- President Almunia yesterday, on the ongoing EU competition inquiry into Google’s alleged abuse of dominant position.

European newspaper sector welcomes EU undertaking to make full assessment of controversial Hungarian Media Law

The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) today welcomed the statement by European Commission Vice-President, Neelie Kroes, that the Commission will carry out a full "legal assessment" of the controversial Hungarian media law. Vice-President Kroes was speaking at a Hearing on the Hungarian Media Law in the European Parliament in Brussels, organised by the Liberal Group.

Hungarian Media Law fuels international concern

The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), expressed concern at a draft law that would impose extensive fines against journalists and publishers if they refuse to disclose their sources or publish information deemed inappropriate by the government.

PRESS RELEASE - Paris, France, and Brussels, Belgium, 30 November 2010.

Immediate Release Press Groups Protest Against Arrest of German Journalists in Iran The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum, together with the European Newspaper Publishers' Association (ENPA), have called on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to release two German journalists who were arrested while interviewing the son of a woman condemned to death by stoning.

Public service broadcasters use state aid to compete unfairly with newspapers online

European newspaper publishers today urged the EU institutions to ensure that the online activities of public service broadcasters do not compete unfairly with the online services offered by newspapers. The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) called for the remit of broadcasters benefiting from state aid to be strictly enforced, as MEPs prepare to vote tomorrow (Thursday) on a report by MEP Ivo Belet on public service broadcasting in the digital era.

Paris, France, and Brussels, Belgium, 21 September 2010.

For Immediate Release Press Groups Welcome European Court Ruling on Protection of Sources. The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), together with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum, have welcomed the landmark ruling of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the protection of journalistic sources.

The EU Digital Agenda has to meet challenges of the Press in Europe

At a time when the European Commission has just published its Communication for a new EU Digital Agenda, newspaper publishers in Europe call for fair market and legal conditions which will enable them to develop sustainable business models in the digital media environment. In particular EU decision makers should address the difficulties publishers are facing as regards the online and digital activities of public broadcasters and the role of news aggregators and internet search engines, in order to ensure that the press can continue fulfilling its role as a cornerstone of democracy.

Estonia comes under growing international pressure to reject a proposed new law that "poses a serious threat to freedom of the press"

The leading European and global press and journalists’ organisations are calling on the Estonian Parliament to reject a proposal for a new law that would force journalists toreveal their sources or risk being sent to prison. Newspaper publishers and journalists have expressed their deep concern that the draft law now being considered by the Estonian Parliament "poses a serious threat to freedom of the press".

JOINT STATEMENT - of Cyprus Newspaper & Magazines Publishers Association, ENPA and WAN-IFRA regarding the assassination of Andy Hadjicostis, Managing Director of Dias Media Group in Cyprus

The Cyprus Newspaper & Magazines Publishers Association, ENPA – the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association - and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) strongly condemn the assassination of Andy Hadjicostis, Managing Director of Dias Media Group in Cyprus.

Final adoption of the Telecoms Package

Final adoption of the Telecoms Package. Newspaper publishers in Europe are calling on the Member States, when implementing the provisions of the Telecoms Package, to ensure the challenges that the publishing sector is facing in the online environment are appropriately reflected upon.