REFIT Evaluation and Impact Assessment of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive 2010/13/EU (AVMSD)

The AVMSD initiative focuses on the review of the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (Directive 2010/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 March 2010 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services, hereinafter “AVMSD”). The ...

Study on hate speech

In October 2014, the National Council for Combating Discrimination (CNCD) published a comparative study on legislation sanctioning hate speech and discrimination in the member states of the European Union. The study can be found here.

International Media Law Reference Database

The International Media Law Reference Database is a compilation of useful media law articles, conventions and cases that offer a broad introduction to the subject, prepared by out partners at the Anneberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2011 National Rounds in Afghanistan of the Price Moot Court Competition. You can ...

Orphan works

An analysis conducted by EnDOW researchers in three countries (UK, Italy and Netherlands) reveals that the national implementations of the directive across Europe do not provide the much needed solution for the problem of orphan works. The Report on “Requirements for Diligent Search in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Italy” can be found here.

National Union Journalists’ Code of Conduct

The NUJ’s Code of Conduct has set out the main principles of British and Irish journalism since 1936. The code is part of the rules and all journalists joining the union must sign that they will strive to adhere to it.

Report on Surveillance by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) publishes a report on fundamental rights protection in the context of surveillance, which maps and analyses the legal frameworks on surveillance in place in EU Member States. Focusing on so-called ‘mass surveillance’, the report also details oversight mechanisms introduced across the EU, outlines the work of entities ...

Governance Principles for PSM

Good governance of public service media, serving the interests of society as a whole, is actively supported by the EBU, in line with the Core PSM Values adopted by the General Assembly in 2012. Good governance can help PSM organisations meet new challenges as they carry out their vital role in the new media ecosystem. ...

European Audiovisual Observatory publishes IRIS Themes

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes its IRIS “Themes” report on Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists, which contains summaries of over 240 judgments or decisions by Strasbourg’s European Court of Human Rights reported about in IRIS newsletter since 1994 and provides hyperlinks to the full text of each of the summarized judgments or decisions. You ...

Copyright Rules

“According to the IFPI 2016 Report, the global music market achieved a key milestone in 2015 when digital became the primary revenue stream for recorded music, overtaking sales of physical formats for the first time. In 2016 total industry revenues grew 3.2 per cent to US$ 15.0 billion, leading to the industry’s first significant year-on-year growth in nearly ...

GAMAG Europe: New study on English on line news media

It has long been argued that women are under-represented and marginalized in relation to men in the world’s news media. New research, using artificial intelligence (AI), has analyzed over two million articles to find out how gender is represented in online news. The study, which is the largest undertaken to date, found men’s views and ...