13 May 2019

Video Blog by Michael O'Flaherty: Press freedom

In the latest edition of his video blog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty focuses on press freedom and the importance of an independent media for the society.

Just a few days ago we marked World Press Freedom Day. Just a couple of weeks ago we witnessed the apalling murder of a young journalist, Lyra McKee, in Northern Ireland. Lyra's death and that of nearly 100 journalists worldwide last year, keeps to mind for us how dangerous a profession their is. During this election month in Europe, above all other times, we see the need for effective, ethical journalism. Let's use this May to stand up for the media.