European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) meets in Istanbul, agrees to push Brussels.
The annual EFJ meeting in Istanbul, drawing journalists from 24 countries, incited plans to encourage Brussels to respond to the European media crisis by persuading EU member states to augment the sector. Citing governmental support for theaters and museums in the spirit of reinforcing cultural pluralism, the preservation of journalism was called on for the sake of protecting “information pluralism.” Concerns among members focus largely on how to fund journalism with advertisers scattering like flies. The unions hope to devise a series of proposals geared toward developing a shared, EU-approach to media.
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