Estonia: Regulator only wants to monitor non-EU media: director

The proposal of Estonia’s Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (TTJA) to begin monitoring media bias will only apply to programmes from third countries, TTJA director general Kristi Talving announced, ERR reports. She apologised for the confusion caused by TTJA’s proposal, saying that the agency should have clarified that the new rules would only apply to service providers from non-EU countries. She stressed that the proposal was based on the need to protect the Estonian information space from hostile information attacks from third countries. Talving added that the public discussion over the issue showed that the press in Estonia continued to do a good job as society’s watchdog.