Mediterranean network of regulators commits to objectives of social cohesion for 20th anniversary

posted on 04 December, 2017   (public)

MNRA celebrates 20th anniversary in Marseilles and commits to a regulation fostering social cohesion within the digital environment

The 19th Plenary Assembly of the Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities (MNRA) met in Marseilles on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the invitation of the French Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA). The Presidency of the network was handed over to the CSA and the Vice-Presidency to the Consell de l’Audiovisual de Catalunya (CAC) for a one year term.

During the meeting, which marked the MNRA's 20th anniversary, members adopted the Declaration of Marseilles stating the commitment of the network to continue working on adapting audiovisual regulation to the digital era and its democratic requirements, especially with regard to social cohesion.

Social issues featured prominently on the agenda, with members discussing matters such as security and the media, media literacy and the protection of minors, diversity and pluralism, and treatment of migration in the media. In 2018, the CNMC (Spain) will organise a workshop on the treatment of information regarding the crisis of Mediterranean refugees and migrants. Participants also discussed the outcome of the work conducted by the Working Group on Gender and Media.

The MNRA was created by the Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Catalan and French regulatory authorities in 1997 with the aim of setting up a framework for discussion, regular exchanges of information and research on issues related to the audiovisual regulation.

Source: The MNRA Website