Skip to comments.Leveson: EU wants power to sack journalists
Posted on 01/22/2013 6:48:47 AM PST by cartan
The “high level” recommendations that will be used to draft future EU legislation also attack David Cameron for failing to automatically implement proposals by the Lord Justice Leveson inquiry for a state regulation of British press.
A "high level" EU panel, that includes Latvia’s former president and a former German justice minister, was ordered by Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president, last year to report on "media freedom and pluralism". It has concluded that it is time to introduce new rules to rein in the press.
“All EU countries should have independent media councils,” the report concluded.
“Media councils should have real enforcement powers, such as the imposition of fines, orders for printed or broadcast apologies, or removal of journalistic status.”
As well as setting up state regulators with draconian powers, the panel also recommended that the European Commission be placed in overall control in order to ensure that the new watchdogs do not breach EU laws.
“The national media councils should follow a set of European-wide standards and be monitored by the Commission to ensure that they comply with European values,” the report said.
The EU report praises Lord Justice Leveson’s controversial proposals and attacks politicians, including the Prime Minister, that have questioned state regulation of newspapers.
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The lights are going out in Europe.
The politicians will tell you what they want you to know, and which boxcar to ride in.
The Europeans went big for socialism/fascism after being embroiled in a war to defeat national socialists and fascists.
Hope all of the “journalists” of the EU enjoy being fully under the thumbs of a “benevolent” dictatorship.
FUBO & FAD
In America while the state does not directly control the media the media has voluntarily aligned with the state in order to pursue power. Or at least this is what appears to be going on from outside. Who knows what hand is inside the glove?