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European media regulators meet in Vilnius to address challenges of pluralism in the new media environment
posted on 10 October, 2013   (public)
European media regulators meet in Vilnius to address challenges of pluralism in the new media environment For the first time integrated in the programme of the EU Presidency, the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) met in the Lithuanian capital to discuss...
Susanne Nikoltchev elected Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory
posted on 28 June, 2013   (public)
Susanne Nikoltchev elected Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory The European Audiovisual Observatory, which is an enlarged partial agreement of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg has a new Director as of the 1st of July 2013. Dr. Susanne Nikoltchev, currently...
A new Executive Board for EPRA
posted on 16 May, 2013   (public)
EPRA re-elects Jean-François Furnémont as Chairman; Helena Mandić joins the Executive Board (c) Picture Courtesy National Broadcasting Council of Poland Elections for the entire EPRA Executive Board were held at the 37th EPRA meeting in Kraków on 10...

EPRA News

EPRA to meet in Berne to address core objectives of Media Regulation
posted on 19 March, 2015   (public)
EPRA to meet in Berne to address core objectives of Media Regulation The 41st EPRA meeting will take place in Berne, on 13-15 May 2015 at the joint invitation of the Federal Office for Communications (OFCOM) and the Independent Complaints Authority (ICA). On this...
Outcome of joint EAO-EPRA Workshop on “Empowering users”
posted on 12 February, 2015   (public)
Outcome of joint EAO-EPRA Workshop on “Empowering users: rating systems, protection tools and media literacy across Europe” As part of their long-lasting collaboration, the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) and the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities...
EPRA-CERRE joint Seminar: Media Regulation for a New Landscape
posted on 07 November, 2014   (public)
EPRA-CERRE joint Seminar: Media Regulation for a New Landscape EPRA is jointly organising an Executive Seminar with CERRE, the Centre on Regulation in Europe, on 13 November 2014 from 9:00 to 13:00 in Brussels entitled "Audio-visual Media: What Regulation for a New...

Regulation News

Refusal to investigate hate speech comments: ECHR condemns Lithuania
posted on 20 January, 2020   (public)
The European Court of Human Rights held that the discriminatory attitude of the Lithuanian justice authorities deprived the applicants of their right to an effective remedy   The facts: In 2014, two young men posted on Facebook a photograph of them kissing.  The...
Blocking access to content previously declared unlawful: a new obligation for online platforms?
posted on 15 January, 2020   (public)
The well-established principle of host providers' limited liability is in the hot seat As enshrined in the Directive on Electronic Commerce of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000, the host service provider cannot be liable for the content stored...
Measuring the impact of YouTube's recommendation algorithm on information diversity and pluralism: French CSA publishes empirical study (available in French and English)
posted on 03 December, 2019   (public)
YouTube's algorithm appears to rely more on keywords attached to a video than on its success Do video-sharing platforms offer a pluralistic information space for citizens? This is the question that the French Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) raised in a...