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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...
Unsupervised TV Watching among Children is Decreasing in Croatia
by Anja Jelavić (AEM - HR) posted on 13 December, 2016   (public)
Unsupervised TV Watching among Children is Decreasing in Croatia Results of repeated Survey into Children and the Media in Croatia indicate Positive Changes in the Protection of Children from Harmful TV Content When the campaign ‘Let’s choose what we...
Irish BAI launches Media Literacy Policy
posted on 13 December, 2016   (public)
Irish BAI launches Media Literacy Policy On 6 December 2016, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has  launched its Media Literacy Policy which sets out a range of skills to help people to navigate current, new and emerging content platforms.  The policy...
Ofcom: Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report 2016
posted on 17 November, 2016   (public)
Ofcom: Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report 2016 On 16 November 2016, Ofcom published its Annual Report on Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes. It examines children's use of different media and parents' views about their children's...
Media Developments in Denmark: 2016 report
posted on 16 November, 2016   (public)
Media Developments in Denmark: 2016 report On 16 November 2016, the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces (Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen) published the English version of its annual report on media developments in Denmark, originally released on 16 June of this year...
Expert group meets to share Media Literacy updates and best practices
posted on 16 November, 2016   (public)
Expert group meets to share Media Literacy updates and best practices The latest meeting of the Media Literacy Expert group took place on 15 November 2016 in Brussels at the invitation of the European Commission. About 90 participants from civil society, academia, media...
Ofcom: An online resource to promote equal opportunities
posted on 15 November, 2016   (public)
Ofcom: An online resource to promote equal opportunities On 1 November 2016, Ofcom launched an online resource providing practical advice on assessing and improving the way broadcasters promote equal opportunities. It comes under the form of a toolkit on the Ofcom website...
Redefining media: a study by Portuguese Regulator ERC
posted on 08 November, 2016   (public)
Redefining Media: a study by Portuguese Regulator ERC Technological developments in the digital world have transformed the way in which content is created and distributed, altering as a consequence the traditional concept of media. Based on these findings, the Council of...
Media coverage of terrorist acts: French CSA adopts Code of conduct
posted on 03 November, 2016   (public)
Media coverage of terrorist acts: French CSA adopts Code of conduct In response to the repeated terrorist attacks that shook France since the attack on Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, the legislator (through Article 20 of Law n°2016-987 of 21 July 2016 prorogating the...
ERGA 's opinion on the AVMS Proposal
posted on 11 October, 2016   (public)
ERGA 's opinion on the AVMS Proposal The European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) adopted an Opinion on the practical implications of the AVMSD proposal on 5 October 2016. ERGA's opinion on the AVMSD proposal results from an analysis of it...
Regulatory framework for electronic communications under Review
posted on 06 October, 2016   (public)
Regulatory framework for electronic communications under review On the same day as the publication of extensive proposals to review the copyright framework in the Digital single market, the European Commission also unveiled proposals for the review of the regulatory...
A new composition for the Polish Regulator
posted on 05 October, 2016   (public)
A new composition for the Polish Regulator Since mid-September 2016, the new Council of the Krajowa Rada Radiofonii i Telewizji (KRRiT), the National Broadcasting Council of Poland, has taken its 6-years term of office. The new Chairman is Mr Witold Kołodziejski. He was...
Digital platforms: French CSA Study - now available in English
posted on 26 September, 2016   (public)
Digital platforms: French CSA Study - now available in English On September 23rd, 2016, the French Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) published a study on digital platforms and the challenges that they raise both in terms of competition and regulation. The...
How digital natives perceive advertising: a study by the Belgian CSA
posted on 26 September, 2016   (public)
How digital natives perceive advertising: a study by the Belgian CSA The study, published on August 29th, 2016, was conducted by Claude Pecheux, resident researcher at the CSA, and coming from the University of Mons (UCL). The objective was to better understand how different...
Proposed Modernisation of the EU copyright rules
posted on 15 September, 2016   (public)
Proposed Modernisation of the EU copyright rules On September 14, 2016, the European Commission published a draft Directive on copyright in the Digital single market and a draft Regulation to provide EU copyright rules with the right tools fitting the realities of the...
Digitisation, opportunity or threat? A new report by the German Regulators
posted on 07 September, 2016   (public)
Digitisation, opportunity or threat? A new report by the German Regulators Die Medienanstalten, the German media regulatory authorities, have just published their 2016 report on digitisation, as a symbolic threshold of 80% of digital cable households was recently reached,...
Spanish CNMC reports on the fulfilment of RTVE's public service duties
posted on 02 September, 2016   (public)
Spanish CNMC reports on the fulfilment of RTVE's public service duties On August 2, 2016, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), the nation-wide communication regulatory authority in Spain, published its first ever report on the fulfilment...
Irish BAI launches 2016 Media Research Funding Scheme
posted on 31 August, 2016   (public)
Irish BAI launches 2016 Media Research Funding Scheme On August 30, 2016, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) gave details about its new 2016 Media Research Funding Scheme, dedicated to short-time research projects dealing with themes currently-relevant for the Irish...
Net neutrality: BEREC publishes Guidelines
posted on 31 August, 2016   (public)
Net neutrality: BEREC publishes Guidelines On August 30, 2016, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) published its Guidelines on the Implementation by National Regulators of European Net Neutrality Rules, following last year's first ever...
Poland - Act on the National Media Council
posted on 21 July, 2016   (public)
Poland - Act on the National Media Council On 22 June 2016, the Act on the National Media Council was passed by the Polish Parliament (Official Journal “Dz.U.” of 29 June 2016, no 929). This Act defines the tasks, powers, organisation and procedure for the...
Adapting PSB to the digital environment - a new Swiss report
posted on 29 June, 2016   (public)
Adapting PSB to the digital environment - a new Swiss report On 17 June 2016, the Swiss government (the “Federal Council”) published a 137-page report analysing the performance of Swiss public service media in the Internet age. The report deals with the performance...
Croatian regulator launches Media Literacy Website
by Damir Hajduk (AEM - HR) posted on 20 June, 2016   (public)
Croatian regulator launches Media Literacy Website The Croatian regulatory authority, the Agency for Electronic Media has launched an Internet website for media literacy - www.medijskapismenost.hr. This website is intended primarily for parents and teachers, as a support in...
Consultation on 2016 Annual Colloquium on ‘Media Pluralism and Democracy'
posted on 08 June, 2016   (public)
Consultation on 2016 Annual Colloquium on ‘Media Pluralism and Democracy' We would like to raise your attention to the public consultation launched by the European Commission which purpose is to feed into the second Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights which...
On-Demand Services and the Material Scope of the AVMSD: IRIS Plus report
posted on 07 June, 2016   (public)
On-Demand Services and the Material Scope of the AVMSD: IRIS Plus report Against the background of the proposal for an updated Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) presented on the 25 May 2016 by the European Commission, a new free to download report on “...
CNMC to host the 10th MNRA Technical Commission Meeting on 1st July in Madrid
posted on 03 June, 2016   (public)
CNMC to host the 10th MNRA Technical Commission Meeting on 1st July in Madrid The 10th MNRA Technical Commission Meeting will be held in Madrid (Spain), on 1st July 2016. Under the current MNRA Vice-presidency – CNMC (the Spanish National Commission for Markets and...
Access to TV platforms: EAO report for the European Commission
posted on 27 May, 2016   (public)
Access to TV platforms: EAO report for the European Commission In April 2016, the European Audiovisual Observatory published a report based on its work carried out in 2015  for the DG COMM of the European Commission, which looks at the way in which national systems...
A new Chairperson for the Bulgarian Council for Electronic Media
posted on 25 May, 2016   (public)
A new Chairperson for the Bulgarian Council for Electronic Media Further to a recent decision of the Board of the Council of 9 May 2016, Ms. Maria Stoyanova has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Bulgarian Council for Electronic Media (CEM) for a term of 6 years...
Bosnia and Herzegovina: CRA's Director General officially appointed
posted on 28 April, 2016   (public)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: CRA's Director General officially appointed After a years-long standstill, the Director General of the Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA), the convergent regulatory authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has officially been appointed. On 26...
2016 Guide of Digital Channels in France
posted on 21 April, 2016   (public)
2016 Guide of Digital Channels in France The fourteenth edition of the Guide on Digital Channels was published in April 2016 by the French broadcasting regulator CSA, the DGMIC (Directorate General of Media and Cultural Industries of the Ministry of Culture and...
Media Literacy: Ofcom's reports on Media Use and Attitudes towards Media
posted on 21 April, 2016   (public)
Media Literacy: Ofcom's reports on Media Use and Attitudes towards Media On 21 April 2016, Ofcom has published two research reports on how people use, understand and relate to different media in the UK. The first report, Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes, provides...

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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...