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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 and its role at the centre of discussions at the MEDIADEM conference - update
posted on 08 February, 2013   (public)
[updated news item of 27 February with link to detailed report on the conference presentations] (c) Photo courtesy of Mediadem Together with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy and the Association of European Journalists, EPRA co-organised a public...

EPRA News

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...
Opportunities and challenges for European content services providers in a connected world
posted on 08 March, 2013   (public)
Photo Tamino Petelinšek/STA On the occasion of hosting the BEREC Plenary Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia's convergent regulatory authority APEK organised on 6 March 2013 a workshop to address opportunities and challenges for European media services in the...

Regulation News

High Level Group reports on Media Pluralism
posted on 23 January, 2013   (public)
On 21 January 2013, the High Level Group on Media Freedom on Pluralism convened by the European Commission delivered a 51 page report entitled A free and pluralistic media to sustain European democracy. On the basis of hearings and the analysis of recent research and studies...
Protection of minors on VOD: Ofcom fines Playboy
posted on 16 January, 2013   (public)
On 16 January 2013, Ofcom imposed a fine of £100,000 on the service provider Playboy TV/Benelux Limited for failing to protect children from potentially harmful pornographic material. Two on demand programme services (ODPS) owned by Playboy (Playboy TV and Demand Adult)...
Belgian CSA reports on New Media
posted on 11 January, 2013   (public)
On 11 January, the CSA of the French Community of Belgium published a report on "new media" (web TV, web radio, VOD, SVOD, catch-up TV and radio, etc). The 72 pages document provides a snapshot of the sector of new media by looking at the consumption of new...