European digital principles: the EBU’s response to a public consultation
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The EBU responded to the European Commission’s public consultation on formulating a set of digital principles to promote and defend EU values in the digital space.
Our overall response indicates that:
- Universal access to an open Internet remains the key to innovation and freedom of expression. Proper enforcement of open Internet rules and political incentives are needed to ensure the best possible use of broadcast and broadband technology and strong policies against the practices of monitoring platforms.
- Public service media contribute to digital education and make quality educational content accessible to all, highlighting the need for public service media to be able to reach everyone everywhere, especially but not just in emergency situations .
- We support policies and principles that promote accessibility of public media content and services for all of society.
- We support strong European policies to ensure that illegal content is tackled more effectively (DSA) and that digital markets are fair and contestable (DMA).
- Everyone should have the right to express themselves freely and to have unhindered, unhindered and non-discriminatory access to information, including quality and pluralistic media content. The limits of these rights should be set by law. Online platforms must fully respect these principles.
Download our full answer to the right.