Een paar citaten uit een stuk in The Telegraph
A fifth EU initiative, the “High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism”,
recently delivered a report to Ms Kroes, calling for “a more extensive
competence of the EU” in the field of media regulation. All EU countries,
the report said, should be forced to have “media councils” exercising
draconian controls over the press, including the power to ban people from
working as journalists.
The “media councils,” the report said, should have “real enforcement powers,
such as the imposition of fines, orders for printed or broadcast apologies,
or removal of journalistic status”. They should “follow a set of
European-wide standards” and be “monitored by the commission to ensure that
they comply with European values”.
“The proposals emanating from Brussels make the Leveson Inquiry look like a
Sunday afternoon picnic,” said the leader of the UK Independence Party,
Nigel Farage. “The EU’s attempts to win positive coverage by state
regulation is reminiscent of the days of Soviet Russia.”