This website is an archive of the work of Marietje Schaake in the European Parliament between 2009 and 2019. Marietje can be reached at

Video: Marietje Schaake on media freedom in the Euro-Mediterranean


There is a growing list of countries where governments target unrestricted access to the internet and information online through legislation. Reporting on human rights is done through internet by citizens. EU companies continue to provide information and communication technologies as well as operational support to repressive regimes. Freedom of the media and press should be a crucial aspect of EU foreign policy.