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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

Transparency of media ownership: what role for regulators?
posted on 26 September, 2013   (public)
Transparency of media ownership: what role for regulators? EPRA Chairman Jean-François Furnémont participated in a conference co-organized by Access Info and the Open Society Media Programme on the transparency of media ownership in Europe in Brussels on 24...
EPRA Chairman joins discussion on financing and governance of public service media
posted on 20 September, 2013   (public)
Jean-François Furnémont, Chairman of EPRA, participated in a seminar on the financing and governance of public service broadcasters. The seminar took place on 11 September in Brussels and was organised by Cullen International. The seminar provided a platform...
Vilnius EPRA Meeting: the Supervision of new Media at the centre of the debates
posted on 28 August, 2013   (public)
Vilnius EPRA meeting: the supervision of new media at the centre of the debates The 38th EPRA meeting will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 2-4 October 2013 at the invitation of the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania. On this occasion, about 150 delegates from...

Regulation News

ECHR rules that ban on paid political advertising in the UK justified
posted on 23 April, 2013   (public)
The European Court of Human Rights held on 22 April 2013, by nine votes to eight, that there was no violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case of Animal Defenders International v. the United Kingdom. The case...
Irish BAI launches Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs
posted on 12 April, 2013   (public)
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched on 9 April 2013 a Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs. The Broadcasting Act 2009 requires broadcasters to ensure that all news broadcast is presented in an objective and impartial...
Ofcom publishes updated rules on party political and referendum broadcasts
posted on 02 April, 2013   (public)
On 21 March 2013, Ofcom published updated rules on party political and referendum broadcasts (PPRB Rules). The revision of the rules was preceded by a consultation carried out by Ofcom between November 2012 and January 2013. The review of the PPRB Rules was related to recent...