The third MEDIADEM policy brief is devoted to the role of the EU and the Council of Europe in supporting media freedom and independence. Drawing on the research that was carried out throughout the duration of the MEDIADEM project, this policy brief provides a succinct overview of key areas of concern in relation to the development of policies that create an enabling environment for media freedom and independence, identifying key pressures on the operation of free and independent media. It then makes concrete recommendations as to how these constraints and pressures may be addressed by the European institutions, singling out, when appropriate, the institutions and other stakeholders that are specifically targeted by these suggestions. The policy brief is available here.