Media Freedom Poll

How much do people care about media freedom?

Media freedom has deteriorated over the past five years, according to the first comprehensive survey of public attitudes towards media freedom and independence across the Visegrad Four countries.
0 fear media freedom in their country is in danger

Is media independence in the V4 under threat?

In the most detailed study ever undertaken across Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, pollsters found widespread concern over the independence of national media and a desire for action to protect media freedom.
Watch the discussion with the pollsters, editors and experts from across the V4.

Presentation of the poll results

Attitudes to media freedom and independence in Central Europe
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Press releases

Poll across Visegrad countries finds public back EU action on media freedom
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Průzkum v zemích Visegrádské čtyřky zjistil, že veřejnost podporuje opatření EU týkající se svobody médií
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A visegrádi országokban végzett felmérés szerint a nyilvánosság támogatja az EU sajtószabadsággal kapcsolatos lépéseit
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Prieskum v krajinách V4 ukázal, že verejnosť podporuje opatrenia EÚ v oblasti slobody médií
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Sondaż w krajach z Grupy Wyszehradzkiej potwierdza poparcie opinii publicznej dla unijnych działań na rzecz wolnych mediów
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The media freedom survey is an initiative of the Committee for Editorial Independence in cooperation with the Czech National Committee of the International Press Institute, and supported by the Bakala Foundation.