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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

Chairperson's Report for 2017
posted on 02 March, 2018   (public)
Assessing progress against EPRA's strategic goals and objectives The meeting of the EPRA Executive Board on 2 February 2018 in Munich was the occasion to adopt the EPRA Annual Work Programme, which lays out EPRA’s priorities and anticipated work for 2018.  It...
EPRA to convene in Vienna for its 46th Meeting
posted on 26 September, 2017   (public)
EPRA to convene in Vienna for its 46th Meeting The detailed Agenda for the 46th EPRA meeting, which will take place on 11-13 October in Vienna, is now available. The conference, hosted by KommAustria, the audiovisual regulatory authority in Austria, will gather about 145...
Addressing regulatory asymmetries - Outcome of third OBS/EPRA Workshop
posted on 07 June, 2017   (public)
Addressing regulatory asymmetries - Outcome of third OBS/EPRA Workshop © Maja Cappello As part of their long-lasting collaboration, the European Audiovisual Observatory (OBS) and the EPRA jointly organised in Strasbourg on 12 December 2016 a workshop on "Addressing...

Regulation News

Refusal to investigate hate speech comments: ECHR condemns Lithuania
posted on 20 January, 2020   (public)
The European Court of Human Rights held that the discriminatory attitude of the Lithuanian justice authorities deprived the applicants of their right to an effective remedy   The facts: In 2014, two young men posted on Facebook a photograph of them kissing.  The...
Blocking access to content previously declared unlawful: a new obligation for online platforms?
posted on 15 January, 2020   (public)
The well-established principle of host providers' limited liability is in the hot seat As enshrined in the Directive on Electronic Commerce of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000, the host service provider cannot be liable for the content stored...
Measuring the impact of YouTube's recommendation algorithm on information diversity and pluralism: French CSA publishes empirical study (available in French and English)
posted on 03 December, 2019   (public)
YouTube's algorithm appears to rely more on keywords attached to a video than on its success Do video-sharing platforms offer a pluralistic information space for citizens? This is the question that the French Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) raised in a...