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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

Access Services: What Role for the Regulator?
posted on 10 July, 2013   (public)
On the occasion of the 37th EPRA meeting, which took place on 8-10 May 2013 in Kraków in Poland, a working group gathered representatives from over 25 regulatory authorities in Europe for a round table discussion on Access to Audiovisual Media Services for persons with...
Outcome of the CSA-ReSIC-EPRA Workshop on Community Radio
posted on 20 June, 2013   (public)
[News items updated on 9 July 2013 with links to presentations] "By the People, for the People: Community Radio - Current Status and Perspectives" On 1-2 July 2013, the CSA of the French speaking Community of Belgium and ReSIC (Centre for Research in Information...
European regulators convene in Krakow for 37th EPRA meeting
posted on 06 May, 2013   (public)
Protection of Minors and the Public Service Media in the Connected Environment at the centre of debates The 37th meeting of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) opens in Kraków at the kind invitation of the National Broadcasting Council of Poland on...

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...