EU has a long way to go on diversity in the media sector, lawmaker says

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When it comes to progress on diversity and inclusion (D&I) both on and off-screen, MEP Evin Incir told EURACTIV, the EU has a long way to go before its words, contained in a number of strategies and action plans, turn into action.

She said the biggest obstacle for progress is often in the EU Council, where member states block more decisive action, but acknowledged that EU institutions are not leading by example as they still lag behind in diverse representation.

Swedish MEP Evin Incir is the co-president of the European Parliament’s Anti-Racism and Diversity intergroup and member of the LGBTI intergroup and a member of EU40.

What are your thoughts on the current state of D&I in Europe and the part that the EU can play in making improvements moving forwards? Why is the role of the media sector so important in this?

The lack of diversity and inclusion in media is a portrait of society as a whole. It is a symptom of a lack of progress in society. Still in 2022, we have a power order that shuts us out because of race, gender, colour, sexuality, sexual belonging and disability.

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