Defending media pluralism
The S&D Group has long been a strong defender of media pluralism. In a time of rapid changes in the media world, with new technologies and a growing concentration of ownership in the hands of a small number of powerful conglomerates, the S&D Group has been vigilant in safeguarding diversity. Cultural diversity and pluralism of the media are important components of the European audiovisual model and of public service broadcasting in particular. Freedom and pluralism are a precondition for cultural exchanges and are essential for democracy and cultural diversity.