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EAO Report on Commercial Communications provides practical insight on AVMS implementation
posted on 28 November, 2017   (public)
EAO Report on Commercial Communications provides practical insight on AVMS implementation The European Audiovisual Observatory has published a IRIS Plus report titled “Commercial communications in the AVMSD revision” in October 2017. The objective of this...
A New President and new Bureau for the Belgian CSA
posted on 23 November, 2017   (public)
New President and new Bureau for the Belgian CSA The Government of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels decided on 15 November 2017 on the composition of the new Bureau of the Belgian Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel. Following this decision, Mr. Karim IBOURKI was...
REFRAM celebrates its 10th anniversary and innovates on content and formats
posted on 22 November, 2017   (public)
REFRAM celebrates its 10th anniversary and innovates on content and formats The 5th Conference of the “Réseau francophone des régulateurs des medias” (REFRAM), held from 24 to 25 October 2017 in Geneva, brought together 63 participants, including 45...
Children’s TV channels in Europe: new EAO report
posted on 09 November, 2017   (public)
Children’s TV channels in Europe: new EAO report In October 2017, the European Audiovisual Observatory published a report on “Children’s TV channels in Europe” which focuses on the key players in the sector. This report provides an analysis of the ...
New Director General for the Slovenian AKOS
posted on 09 November, 2017   (public)
New Director General for the Slovenian AKOS On 7 November 2017, the Slovenian government has appointed Tanja Muha as the new director of the Slovenian Agency for Communications Networks and Services (AKOS) for a term of office of five years. Ms. Muha was the acting director of...
The image of women in television advertising: report by the French CSA
posted on 08 November, 2017   (public)
The image of women in television advertising: report by the French CSA On 31 October 2017, the French “Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel” (CSA) published a report on “The image of women in television advertising". The report addresses,...
Gender Equality in the Audiovisual Sector: Council of Europe Recommendation
posted on 19 October, 2017   (public)
Gender Equality in the Audiovisual Sector: Council of Europe Recommendation On 27 September 2017, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a landmark Recommendation on Gender Equality in the Audiovisual Sector. The recommendation was drafted by a wide...
New President for the Cyprus Radio Television Authority
posted on 26 September, 2017   (public)
New President for the Cyprus Radio Television Authority Ms. Rona Petri Kassapi was appointed in July 2017 by the President of the Republic of Cyprus as President of the Cyprus Radio Television Authority. She took over the position from Mr. Alecos Evangelou who resigned earlier...
News coverage of terrorism: a new report by the Catalan Audiovisual Council
posted on 26 September, 2017   (public)
News coverage of terrorism: a new report by the Catalan Audiovisual Council The Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC) has published a report on the News coverage of the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. This publication analyses how these terrorist attacks that took place in...
RTR publishes study on economic and societal importance of Youtube Channels in Austria
posted on 21 September, 2017   (public)
RTR publishes study on economic and societal importance of YouTube Channels in Austria In July 2017, RTR, the organisation providing support for the Austrian Communications Authority KommAustria, published for the first time a study on the economic and societal relevance of...
Danish Media Report highlights impact of globalisation on industry
posted on 20 September, 2017   (public)
Danish Media Report highlights impact of globalisation on industry On 13 September 2017, the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces (Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen) has published an extensive study on the impact played by international players (such as Google and Facebook) on the...
Ofcom reports on diversity of UK television industry
posted on 19 September, 2017   (public)
Ofcom reports on diversity of UK television industry On 14 September 2017, Ofcom has issued the first in a series of annual publications measuring the Diversity and equal opportunities in television, which uncovers the scale and nature of the diversity challenge facing the TV...
Mapping media landscapes: new EJC Tool
posted on 19 September, 2017   (public)
Mapping media landscapes: new EJC Tool The European Journalism Centre has recently published the 2017 Edition of its Media Landscapes tool, an online resource mapping the state of the media in 20 countries. It features 20 expanded reports and additional facts, a legal section...
Regulatory authorities and hate speech in Southeast Europe: a new Council of Europe publication
posted on 14 September, 2017   (public)
Regulatory authorities and hate speech in Southeast Europe: a new Council of Europe Publication In July 2017, the Media and Internet Division of the Council of Europe, in collaboration with several national regulatory authorities (NRAs) from Southeast Europe, has published a...
New OSCE Media Freedom Representative building new coalition defending media freedom
posted on 12 September, 2017   (public)
New OSCE Media Freedom Representative building new coalition defending media freedom A coalition of international journalist and media freedom organisations, as well as intergovernmental institutions met  in Brussels on 5 September under the initiative of Harlem...
New Director General for the Norwegian Media Authority
posted on 08 September, 2017   (public)
New Director General for the Norwegian Media Authority Starting from the 1st September 2017, the Norwegian Media Authority Medietilsynet will have a new Director General - Ms. Mari Velsand. She will take over the position from Mr. Tom Thoresen, who has been heading the...
Is there a need for privileging plurality? The 2017 Digitisation report by the German regulators
posted on 08 September, 2017   (public)
Is there a need for privileging plurality? The 2017 Digitisation report by the German regulators The German media regulatory authorities Die Medienanstalten (DLM), have published the 2017 edition of the Digitisation report. The research, commissioned by the DLM, analyses the ...
Community Media Sustainability: UNESCO’s Policy Series targeting broadcasting regulators
posted on 29 August, 2017   (public)
Community Media Sustainability: UNESCO’s Policy Series targeting broadcasting regulators The recently launched UNESCO Community Media Sustainability Policy Series has been created to assist media regulators and government institutions to provide a regulatory environment...
Protection of Minors: Belgian CSA assesses compliance of audiovisual services with legal obligations
posted on 11 August, 2017   (public)
On 11 August 2017, the Belgian CSA (Conseil supérieur de l’Audiovisuel) published for the first time an overall assessment on how audiovisual services complied with their legal obligations towards minors’ protection in 2016 in the Wallonia-Brussels...
The representation of diversity in TV and radio broadcast content - French CSA Report
posted on 10 August, 2017   (public)
On 2 August 2017, the French Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) published its Report on the representation of diversity in the French society in television and radio broadcast content, which was submitted to Parliament.  Under article 3-1 of the Act of...
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf rules: ARD and ZDF have to pay cable carriage fees
posted on 07 August, 2017   (public)
As the latest development of a high profile legal dispute which started in 2012, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf) decided on July 12, 2017 that the German public service broadcasters have to pay a total of around €3.5...
Accessibility of disabled persons to TV programmes and disability representation on air – French CSA report
posted on 01 August, 2017   (public)
The French CSA (Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel) published in June 2017 its annual report entitled: “Accessibility of disabled persons to TV programmes and disability representation on air”. Ensuring the widest possible access to television services...
Media coverage of elections : the legal framework in Europe - EAO report
posted on 31 July, 2017   (public)
The European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) has published in July 2017 a report entitled: “Media coverage of elections:  the legal framework in Europe”. The main focus of the report is on the regulation of media, including broadcast, print and online media, ...
Sport and Television - French CSA Report
posted on 10 July, 2017   (public)
Sport and Television - French CSA Report The French CSA has published in June 2017 a new report entitled: “Sport and television”. The study seeks to identify financial cross-contributions between sport and television. It also highlights the diversity of sport on...
Media plurality: Ofcom's public interest test for Sky/Fox merger
posted on 07 July, 2017   (public)
Media plurality: Ofcom's public interest test for Sky/Fox merger On 3 March 2017, 21st Century Fox, Inc. notified the European Commission of its intention to buy the shares in Sky - the leading pay-TV operator in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the UK - that it does...
Reuters Institute Digital News Report (Ireland) - BAI report
posted on 03 July, 2017   (public)
In June 2017 the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism published its sixth Digital News Report based on a YouGov survey of over 70,000 online news consumers in 36 countries. Based on this report, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) published its third annual...
Norwegian regulator issues Guide for Youtubers and Video Bloggers about Labelling of Advertisements
posted on 03 July, 2017   (public)
Norwegian regulator issues Guide for Youtubers and Video Bloggers about Labelling of Advertisements  The Norwegian Media Authority (NMA) has published a “Guide for Youtubers and Video Bloggers about Labelling of Advertisements” in June 2017. This Guide is...
BBC Distinctiveness – Report prepared for Ofcom by Ipsos MORI
posted on 29 June, 2017   (public)
BBC Distinctiveness – Report prepared for Ofcom by Ipsos MORI In June 2017, Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute published a report prepared for Ofcom entitled “BBC Distinctiveness”. On April 3th 2017, Ofcom became the BBC's first external regulator....
"Audiovisual services distributors" in the digital era - CSA Lab report
posted on 26 June, 2017   (public)
The CSA Lab published its second report about the French notion of “audiovisual services distributors” also known as “electronic communications networks” in other jurisdictions. Officially launched on June 14th 2016, the CSA lab is a prospective...
Focus on audiovisual services targeting other countries – EAO report
posted on 20 June, 2017   (public)
Focus on audiovisual services targeting other countries – EAO report The European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) has published in June 2017 a report which provides an overview of the European audiovisual media landscape by mapping the origin of linear and on-demand...

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Parliament Resolution on Public Service Broadcasting in the digital era
posted on 25 November, 2010   (public)
On 25 November, the European Parliament adopted a resolution entitled Public service broadcasting in the digital era: the future of the dual system, based on a report prepared by Ivo Belet (EPP, BE). The resolution was adopted in Plenary session by 522 votes to 22 with 62...