Mediadem closely follows CCMR’s interventionist agenda. In the policy brief co-authored by Dr Craufurd Smith, it said: “Liberal conceptions of media freedom focus on editorial freedom for government interference…. [however] states may also be required to take positive measures to curtail the influence of powerful economic or political groups…. this entails that neither the media, nor those individuals who own or work for the media, enjoy an absolute right to freedom of expression.”
Fairly chilling, eh? And of course this is all linked with hte Hacked Off campaign which is imposing this Royal Charter on us all. And guess who is at the bottom of it all?
Mediadem is only one of at least five concerted and coordinated initiatives being pursued by Brussels to increase its powers over the media dramatically. Another EU programme, MediaAcT, has channelled about £100,000 of European cash directly to a key Hacked Off ally, the Mediawise campaign group.
Yes, you\’re right, it\’s all being funded by EU cash.
Because, of course, it wouldn\’t do if the media in a country were to be generally anti-EU, would it? Must be able to impose \”balance\” in political reporting.
In short we\’d better tell them to fuck off while we still can.