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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 convenes in Portorož for its 35th meeting
posted on 02 June, 2012   (public)
From 30 May to 1st June 2012, the Post and Electronic Communication Agency of the Republic of Slovenia (APEK) hosted the 35th EPRA meeting. During two days, about 135 representatives of 48 regulatory authorities from 45 countries and territories as well as invited experts...
35th EPRA Meeting in Portorož: detailed agenda
posted on 18 May, 2012   (public)
The 35th EPRA meeting will take place on 30 May - 1st June 2012 in Portorož, Slovenia, at the invitation of the Post and Electronic Communication Agency of the Republic of Slovenia (APEK). About 140 representatives of audiovisual regulatory authorities from over 40 countries...
EPRA-Cullen International Event on Connected TV Highlights Regulatory Challenges
posted on 08 May, 2012   (public)
A landmark EPRA and Cullen International event on the future of television and the regulatory framework required to support connected TV - where TV broadcast services come together with on-demand video and internet services on smart TVs or other devices - was held in Brussels...

Regulation News

CICA Declaration on the need for independent regulators in the field of broadcasting
posted on 20 February, 2012   (public)
The Iberian Conference of the Audiovisual Councils (CICA), which convened in Barcelona for its annual meeting on 6 February 2012, made a public statement on the need for independent regulatory authorities in the field of broadcasting. The statement recalled that broadcasting...
Adoption of the first Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP)
posted on 17 February, 2012   (public)
On 15 February 2012, the European Parliament agreed upon the common position of the Council allowing for the formal adoption of the first Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP). The RSPP establishes a five-year policy programme with the aim to promote efficient radio...
CoE Declaration and Recommendation on the Governance of Public Service Media
posted on 16 February, 2012   (public)
In a Declaration and a Recommendation adopted by its Committee of Ministers on 16.02.2012, the Council of Europe urged its member states to renovate the governance framework of public service media in order to adapt to the new communication environment. The Appendix to the...