European Newspaper Publishers’ Association and News Media Europe
Brussels, 9th December 2015 – Members of the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) have reached an agreement about the future of the association, in light of differing views about the organisational structures of the representation of publishers in Brussels. Under the terms of this agreement, a number of countries/regions will be leaving ENPA to form their own organisation, ‘News Media Europe’ at the start of 2016. ENPA will continue its advocacy work as before.
The discussions leading to this decision have been entirely amicable – and both ENPA and News Media Europe remain committed to working with each other in the interests of European news publishers to protect their vital editorial and commercial freedoms and to promote the value of free, independent news brands.
All members of ENPA joined together in paying tribute to Francine Cunningham, the outgoing Executive Director of ENPA, for all the work she has done for the Association over many years, for her great professionalism and commitment and for her record of extraordinary achievement in defence of media freedom.
For further information, contact:
For ENPA Sophie Scrive, tel: +32 2 551 01 90 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
For News Media Europe, Martin Kala, tel: +33 (0) 622 145 368
or email: email@example.com.