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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

51st EPRA meeting in Antwerp cancelled
posted on 24 March, 2020   (public)
Format and content to be adapted and provided in alternative ways Owing to the situation in Europe regarding the outbreak of Covid-19, the Executive Board, with deep regret, took a unanimous decision to cancel the 51st EPRA meeting which was due to take place on 13-15 May 2020...
EPRA consults on new 3-year Strategy
posted on 16 March, 2020   (public)
Have your say on EPRA's Strategy for the next three years The Executive Board is opening a consultation on a new draft three-year Strategy document. The draft is composed of three main parts: the introductory section provides background, context and highlights...
EPRA adopts Work Programme for 2020
posted on 17 February, 2020   (public)
Provide knowledge, facilitate discussions and the sharing of best practices to help regulators understand and adapt to a rapidly-changing environment Further to a consultation phase with members and external parties, the executive Board has approved EPRA's ...

Regulation News

Commission asks ECJ to fine Poland for not fully implementing AVMS Directive
posted on 21 June, 2012   (public)
European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the European Court of Justice for failing to fully implement the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. Poland has partially implemented the Directive but not the provisions concerning on-demand services. The Commission...
Measuring Plurality across platforms: Ofcom report
posted on 19 June, 2012   (public)
In October 2011, the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport asked Ofcom to provide advice on the feasibility of measuring media plurality across platforms. On 19 June 2012, Ofcom published a report  giving an answer to the five questions raised by...
Media Pluralism: ECHR judgment in Centro Europa 7 and Di Stefano case
posted on 19 June, 2012   (public)
The European Court of Human Rights delivered the judgment in the case of Centro Europa 7 S.R.L. v. Italy and Di Stefano v. Italy on June 7. The case concerned an Italian TV company’s inability to broadcast for nearly ten years, despite having a broadcasting licence, due...