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The Audiovisual Media Services Directive [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 6 June 2018, European Parliament negotiators and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council agreed on an updated EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive, based on the proposal presented by the Commission on 25 May 2016. Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Creative Europe: encouraging creative growth and employment

Written by Matthew Parry and Magdalena Pasikowska-Schnass Cultural and audiovisual operators in Europe face not only the challenges of the shift towards digitalisation, market fragmentation, global competition and a difficult financial climate. They are also confronted with a linguistically fragmented European cultural and audiovisual market. The Creative Europe programme creates favourable conditions for multilateral and … Continue reading

The digitisation and digital preservation of European film heritage

Written by Anne Vernet October 27 is UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage , a commemoration of the adoption in 1980 of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images , which for the first time recognised audiovisual and cinematographic works as an integral part of the world’s cultural heritage. This year’s theme … Continue reading

TTIP and the cultural exception

The concept of “cultural exception” (or exemption) was introduced by France in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations in 1993. The idea is that culture should be treated differently from other commercial products, and that cultural goods and services should be left out of international treaties and agreements. The goal is to … Continue reading

The AVMSD: implementation and future perspectives

[Updated and revised 25 March 2014] The Audiovisual media services directive (AVMSD) (2010/13/EU) allows audiovisual media services to circulate freely within the EU, while protecting important policy objectives. On some issues it harmonises rules (e.g. 12 minute-per-hour advertising spot, tobacco advertising ban), while on others it asks Member States to comply with requirements (e.g. non-discrimination; … Continue reading

Application of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

Audiovisual media services are as much cultural services as they are economic ones. Their growing importance for democracy, education and culture accounts for the application of specific rules across the EU. The first Commission implementation report on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive concludes that in general, the EU regulatory framework has performed well. Background The … Continue reading

Protection of minors in the media environment. EU regulatory mechanisms

Children are increasingly exposed to online content, through a growing range of mobile devices, and at ever younger ages. At the same time, they have specific needs and vulnerabilities which need to be addressed. Ways to limit and prohibit the spread of illicit and harmful media content in relation to young people have been debated … Continue reading

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