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EPRA Annual Work Programme 2014 adopted
posted on 24 February, 2014   (public)
EPRA Annual Work Programme 2014 adopted Further to a two-month consultation phase, the EPRA Executive Board adopted the EPRA Work programme 2014 on 14 February in London. EPRA’s annual Work Programme aims to enhance transparency for members and external stakeholders of...
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...

EPRA News

EPRA publishes comparative paper on public service content in the digital age: the role of regulators
posted on 02 April, 2019   (public)
Paper highlights trend towards reinforced powers of independent NRAs with regard to the assessment of PSM performance On 2 April 2019, EPRA published the final version of a comparative background document titled "Public service and public interest content in the...
EPRA Chairperson's Report for 2018
posted on 01 April, 2019   (public)
Assessing progress against EPRA's strategic goals and objectives The meeting of the EPRA Executive Board on 1 February 2019 in Munich was the occasion to adopt the EPRA Annual Work Programme, which lays out EPRA’s priorities and anticipated work for 2019.  It...
European Media Literacy week: EPRA highlights essential role that independent regulators can play
posted on 25 March, 2019   (public)
EPRA represented in European Commission and Council of Europe MIL events The goal of the first European Media Literacy Week was to raise awareness of the importance of media literacy across Europe and to highlight different existing initiatives, in particular those at regional...

Regulation News

Small Screen: Big Debate – Ofcom’s review of PSB for a sustainable future
posted on 09 March, 2020   (public)
A new and interactive approach in order to initiate an open and wide-ranging debate on the future of public service broadcasting in the UK On 27 February 2020, UK regulator Ofcom published a review of the public service broadcasting* (PSB) over a five-year period...
Hate speech online: Belgian CSA calls for new legal duties concerning social networks and online platforms
posted on 05 March, 2020   (public)
Guidance note recommends extended scope of competence and increased accountability of online platforms and social networks Building on the trend observed in several European countries, such as Germany and France, the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel de...
Due Impartiality: UK Regulator fines Baltic Media Alliance Limited £20,000
posted on 25 February, 2020   (public)
According to Ofcom, NTV Mir Baltic failed to remain duly impartial, resulting in serious and repeated breaches of the Broadcasting Code On 17 February 2020, Ofcom published its sanctions decision imposed on Baltic Media Alliance Limited in relation to material...