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Yana TOOM

Renew Europe Group

Member

Estonia - Eesti Keskerakond (Estonia)

Date of birth : , Tallinn

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Vice-Chair

PETI
Committee on Petitions

Member

REGI
Committee on Regional Development
D-RU
Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

Substitute

JURI
Committee on Legal Affairs
LIBE
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
D-IQ
Delegation for relations with Iraq

Most recent activities

Strengthening democracy, media freedom and pluralism in the EU (A9-0292/2021 - Tiemo Wölken, Roberta Metsola)

11-11-2021
Written explanations of vote

In recent years, we have seen a shrinking space for civil society and increased threats to journalists all across the EU. This is a dangerous trend, as a functioning democracy needs media freedom and pluralism, and especially so in cases where journalists report on corruption and breaches of the rule of law. It is unacceptable to allow those who hold position of power or have great financial resources use their power to silence those that want to speak out.
Addressing this situation will require a complex set of measures and that is why I have worked for including both legislative and non-legislative measures in this report. In this report, we included provisions and rules aimed at preventing frivolous lawsuits against journalists and activists reporting on matters of public interest, but also measures that can offer support to victims of SLAPP and that can train judges to be better prepared to deal with these abusive practices.
With this report, we send a signal that we will not stand by idly while journalists and activists are stopped from reporting on the injustice they see around them.

Strengthening democracy, media freedom and pluralism in the EU (debate)

10-11-2021 P9_CRE-PROV(2021)11-10(1-109-0000)
Contributions to plenary debates

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Strasbourg

Parlement européen
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