The Daily Mail has used its position as one of the world's most read newspapers to dominate the political agenda in the UK around Europe and migration issues. Recently, scaremongering about the numbers of Romanians and Bulgarians who would come to the UK after the lifting of the temporary restrictions on their freedom of movement as European Citizens has led to politicians of all colours and sides running to reassure a fearful public, often by proposing new restrictions and contributing to stigmatisation of all 'immigrants'.
Happily, someone is now referring the Daily Mail to the UK Press Complaints Commission for inaccurate reporting about this issue:
The damage to public debate has already been done, however.
The European Initiative for Media Freedom and Pluralism calls for legislation which prevents media moguls from dominating the public debate in this way, by ensuring a environment in which quality journalism can flourish.