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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

The Protection of minors in a converged media environment: Free-to-download IRIS plus Report
posted on 11 June, 2015   (public)
The Protection of minors in a converged media environment: Free-to-download IRIS plus Report The European Audiovisual Observatory has just published an IRIS plus Report on the Protection of minors in a converged media environment as a free-to-download PDF. After some...
Monitoring Media Pluralism - an exercise in futility?
posted on 10 June, 2015   (public)
Monitoring Media Pluralism - an exercise in futility? How to ensure a sustainable ecosystem for media in Europe that is financially viable and offers a plurality and diversity of content was at the centre of the debates at the 41st EPRA Meeting which took place in Berne on...
EPRA Berne: Detailed Agenda & Speaker Lineup
posted on 21 April, 2015   (public)
EPRA Berne: Detailed Agenda & Speaker Line-up The detailed Agenda for the 41st  EPRA meeting, which will take place on 14-15 May in Berne is now available on the EPRA website. Two Plenary Sessions will focus on how to ensure a sustainable ecosystem for media in...

Regulation News

Public Interest Content and discoverability: a new study from the Council of Europe
posted on 07 December, 2020   (public)
Defining the context, scrutinising the practices and identifying potential threats: this new report highlights ‘policy needs and potential avenues for interventions’     Prepared within the context of the work of the Committee of Experts on Media...
VSP regulation: Ofcom UK launches first round of consultation
posted on 04 December, 2020   (public)
Video-sharing platforms and self-assessment: who needs to notify to Ofcom? As was announced in a recent EPRA news item, on 21 October 2020, UK converged regulator Ofcom released a short guide with the aim to assist stakeholders to understand the newly...
Ofcom publishes new research on international perspectives on PSB
posted on 26 November, 2020   (public)
Report provides insights into perceptions of the UK PSM as well as other countries’ approaches As part of its review of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB), Ofcom has launched ‘Small Screen: Big Debate’, a nationwide forum to facilitate conversations...