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Trust in Media 2017: EBU Report
posted on 13 June, 2017   (public)
Trust in Media 2017: EBU Report In the current context of information abundance, trust in media seems to be important factor in the relationship between media and their audience. Therefore, measuring trust appears essential for tracking the evolution of citizens’...
Portability of digital services in the EU: Council adopts new regulation
posted on 12 June, 2017   (public)
Portability of digital services in the EU: Council adopts new regulation On 8 June 2017, the Council of the European Union adopted the new regulation on the portability of digital services across the EU, which will allow consumers who paid for online content services in their...
Call for tenders: consultancy services for preparation of the Media sector inquiry in Montenegro
posted on 08 June, 2017   (public)
Call for tenders: consultancy services for preparation of the Media sector inquiry in Montenegro The Council of Europe is currently implementing EU/CoE Joint Programme “Reinforcing judicial expertise on freedom of expression and the media in South-East Europe”...
Sanctions: French CSA imposes new type of sanction on TV channel C8
posted on 08 June, 2017   (public)
Sanctions: French CSA imposes a new type of sanction on TV channel C8 On 7 June 2017, the French CSA (Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel) imposed two sanctions on the TV channel "C8" owing to two sequences broadcast during the programme "Touche pas...
Assessing Media Pluralism in Europe: MPM2016 results published
posted on 06 June, 2017   (public)
Assessing Media Pluralism in Europe: MPM2016 results published On 15 May 2017, the European University Institute's Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) in Florence has released the 2016 edition of the Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM), one of the principal...
Fake news: Norwegian NMA publishes survey
posted on 18 April, 2017   (public)
Fake news: Norwegian NMA publishes survey In February 2017, the Ministry of Culture asked the Norwegian Media Authority (Medietilsynet) to carry out an omnibus survey on fake news. The survey was designed by the NMA, and based on similar studies on fake news in the US (Pew...
Use of electronic media by children in Portugal: ERC report
posted on 12 April, 2017   (public)
Use of electronic media by children in Portugal: ERC report The Portuguese Regulatory Authority for the Media (ERC) has issued in February a report on the use of electronic media by children in Portugal entitled “Growing up between screens: use of electronic devices by...
Media concentration in Flanders in 2016: VRM report
posted on 10 April, 2017   (public)
Media concentration in Flanders in 2016: VRM report The Flemish Regulator for the Media (VRM) has published in December 2016 a report on the media concentration in Flanders in 2016. On a yearly basis VRM presents a report to the Flemish policy makers containing information on...
Ofcom becomes the BBC's first external regulator
posted on 06 April, 2017   (public)
Ofcom becomes the BBC's first external regulator On 3 April 2017, Ofcom became the BBC's first external regulator. As required under the BBC’s Royal Charter, Ofcom has developed an 'Operating Framework' for the BBC, covering regulation of the BBC’s...
BAI launches revised General Commercial Communications Code
posted on 30 March, 2017   (public)
BAI launches revised General Commercial Communications Code The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched on 28 March 2017 its revised General Commercial Communications Code, which sets out the rules that Irish radio and television stations must comply with when it...
Mapping of media literacy practices and actions in EU-28: EAO report
posted on 28 March, 2017   (public)
Mapping of media literacy practices and actions in EU-28: EAO report On the 28 March 2017, the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) has published a noteworthy report entitled “Mapping of media literacy practices and actions in EU-28”. The study is focused on...
First Intercontinental Summit between the African and the Ibero-American Audiovisual Regulators
posted on 27 March, 2017   (public)
First Intercontinental Summit between the African and the Ibero-American Audiovisual Regulators On 16-17 March 2017 in Fez, Morocco, was held the First High-Ievel Intercontinental Summit between the African Communication Regulatory Authorities Network (ACRAN) and the Ibero...
French CSA : public consultation on the implementation of law on media freedom, independence and pluralism
posted on 21 March, 2017   (public)
French CSA : public consultation on the implementation of law on media freedom, independence and pluralism On 16 March 2017, the French Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) launched a public consultation on the implementation of the law of 14 November 2016 aimed...
Ofcom: new rules for election coverage and due impartiality
posted on 20 March, 2017   (public)
Ofcom: new rules for election coverage and due impartiality On 9 March 2017, further to its consultation published on 10 November 2016, Ofcom has published its revised rules on election coverage on TV and radio and due impartiality. The document sets out Ofcom’s decision...
The impact of data & algorithms on accessing content: a report of the CSA's prospective think-tank
posted on 16 March, 2017   (public)
The impact of data & algorithms on accessing content: a report of the CSA's prospective think-tank On 14 June 2016, the French CSA launched CSA Lab, a prospective think-tank, composed of seven leading experts and chaired by CSA members Nathalie Sonnac and Nicolas...
Norway: Media Pluralism Commission delivers its report
posted on 15 March, 2017   (public)
Norway: Media Pluralism Commission delivers its report On 7 March 2017, the Media Pluralism Commission presented to Norwegian Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland its report “Norwegian media pluralism – A stronger media policy for the public”. The...
Final Report for OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media Dunja Mijatović
posted on 14 March, 2017   (public)
Final Report for OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media Dunja Mijatović On 9 March 2017, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) Ms. Dunja Mijatović presented her final report to the OSCE Permanent Council...
Catalan regulator reports on minors' exposure to online gambling and betting advertising
posted on 09 March, 2017   (public)
Catalan regulator reports on minors' exposure to online gambling and betting advertising Minors in Catalonia are exposed to extensive advertising of online gambling and betting, according to a report issued on 1st March 2017 by the Catalan Audiovisual Council (CAC). The...
French CSA reports on representation of women on TV and radio
posted on 08 March, 2017   (public)
French CSA reports on representation of women on TV and radio On the occasion of International Women's Day and for the second consecutive year, the French Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) published a report on the representation of women and men in TV...
Commission confirms Lithuanian RTCL decision to suspend RTR Planeta retransmission
posted on 27 February, 2017   (public)
Commission confirms Lithuanian RTCL decision to suspend RTR Planeta retransmission
Irish BAI launches three-year strategy statement
posted on 24 February, 2017   (public)
Irish BAI launches three-year Strategy Statement On 22 February 2017, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) launched its Strategy Statement 2017-2019. Starting from the viewpoint that plurality and diversity are essential to a healthy democracy, the BAI’s...
Tobias Schmid new Commissioner for European Affairs of the German Media Authorities
posted on 01 February, 2017   (public)
Tobias Schmid appointed as new Commissioner for European Affairs of the German Media Authorities ©Uwe Völkner The Conference of Directors of the media authorities (Direktorenkonferenz der Landesmedienanstalten, DLM) has appointed Mr Tobias Schmid as its new...
Irish regulator unveils Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2017
posted on 23 January, 2017   (public)
Irish regulator unveils Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2017 On 19 January 2017, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of its Community Broadcasting Support Scheme 2017. The Scheme, which has a total available fund of €25,000, is open...
French speaking network of regulators looks at the future of Public Service Media
posted on 18 January, 2017   (public)
French-speaking network of regulators looks at the future of Public Service Media During a three-day event  from 16 to 18 November 2016, the members of the Network of French-speaking media regulatory authorities (REFRAM) met to discuss public service media governance...
The Protection of children’s rights in the media in Ukraine: an update
posted on 16 January, 2017   (public)
Protecting children’s rights in the media in Ukraine: an update (Updated news item with references to adopted documents) Within the process of implementation of European standards, the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting, Ukraine's media...
Radio digital Switchover in Norway: Norwegian Media Authority launches information Campaign
posted on 16 December, 2016   (public)
Radio Digital Switchover in Norway: Norwegian Media Authority launches information Campaign The Norwegian Media Authority ('Medietilsynet') is responsible for an information campaign which provides neutral information to the general public regarding the digital...
11th edition of Ofcom's International Communications Market report
posted on 16 December, 2016   (public)
11th edition of Ofcom's International Communications Market report On 16 December 2016, Ofcom, the converged regulator in the UK, published its eleventh International Communications Market Report (ICMR) which provides comparative international data on the communications...
EPRA participates as Observer to ERGA Meeting
posted on 13 December, 2016   (public)
EPRA participates as Observer to ERGA Meeting EPRA participated as an Observer in the 6th Plenary Meeting of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) which took place on 29 October 2016 in Brussels. On that occasion, the ERGA adopted its report on...
Colloquium on Fondamental Rights: focus on Media Pluralism & Democracy
posted on 13 December, 2016   (public)
Colloquium on Fondamental Rights: focus on Media Pluralism & Democracy On 17-18 November 2016, the European Commission held its Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, focusing this year on media pluralism and democracy. It brought together EU, national and...
AEM Croatia issues Recommendations for the Protection of Children and the safe use of Electronic Media
posted on 13 December, 2016   (public)
AEM Croatia issues Recommendations for the Protection of Children and the safe use of Electronic Media Promoting the importance of media literacy is a key concern for the Agency for Electronic Media (AEM) in Croatia. Children and young people live and grow surrounded...

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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...