DCU Institute of Future Media, Democracy and Society Institúid DCU um Meáin Todhchaí, Daonlathas agus Sochaí
DCU Institute of Future Media, Democracy and Society Institúid DCU um Meáin Todhchaí, Daonlathas agus Sochaí

Media Pluralism Monitor


The Media Pluralism Monitor is a risk-based approach to assessing the state of media pluralism across the 27 countries of the EU and several EU accession candidate countries. The Monitor measures media pluralism with 200 indicators across four domains: fundamental protections, market plurality, political independence and social inclusiveness.

Led by the European University Institute in Florence and funded by the European Commission, the Monitor constitutes one of the core datasets informing the EU’s annual Rule of Law Report. Its findings have also strongly influenced the text of the proposed European Media Freedom Act.

FuJo researcher Dr Roddy Flynn has acted as Irish Principal Investigator on every instance of the Monitor since its inception.

Key Information


European Commission


Dr Roderick Flynn

Dr Roderick Flynn is a researcher and lecturer in the DCU School of Communications. His research interests are diverse and span the social history of communication, political economy of the media, telecommunication and broadcasting policy, and the history of media technology. In recent years a major focus of his research has been on questions of media ownership and media concentration. Roddy was part of a vast international study, the results of which are due to be published later this year in ...


Monitoring media pluralism in the digital era: Application of the media pluralism monitor in the European Union, Albania, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey in the year 2022. Country report: Ireland

Type: Reports

Published in: EUI, RSC, Research Project Report, Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), 2023, Country Report

Authors: Flynn, R.

Year: 2023

URL: Resource

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