The Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission is an administrative body which executes state regulation in the field of radio and TV broadcasting, retransmission and on-demand audiovisual media services.
Election integrity workshop with Facebook – preparation for the Slovak parliamentary elections
The general elections in Slovakia are approaching, and The Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission was preparing itself, together with the colleagues from other relevant Slovak institutions, at a workshop with the representatives of the biggest social network - Facebook. In focus were the various measures that this company is implementing globally but also in the context of the upcoming elections in Slovakia. At the same time this was also important for deepening of the cooperation between the public institutions in Slovakia with this company, that is becoming increasingly crucial also in the election process most notably online political advertising in Slovakia.
Eurovisioni International Days – audiovisual reforms
Eurovisioni is a major annual audiovisual event that is organised in Rome and represents one of the most important discussion fora not only for the converged Italian regulatory authority AGCOM but also for the sector as a whole. Every year a differ key theme is selected for the international conference that is at the same time accompanied by festival screenings of audiovisual works. This year the focus was “Audiovisual reform - towards a European media industry?”
Advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages: How to protect children - workshop
According to the WHO, childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Part of the problem is also the advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages (so-called HFSS) to children that until now has been left more for self-regulation. But his might change with the new provisions of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive, that is also currently being transposed into Slovak media law. That is why Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission (CBR) has led the organisation of an ERGA Workshop in Brussels on the topic “Protecting Children in Audiovisual Media Services - How AVMSD can help to tackle advertising of HFSS foods to children”.
International Regulators Forum and Governing Platforms Project (7. - 8. 10. 2019)
The regulatory authorities from around the world have gathered in London to celebrate during the International Regulators Forum and the Annual Conference the 50th anniversary of the International Institute of Communications (IICOM).
Responsibilities for video-sharing platforms – workshop
The current state of research in the area of online disinformation during the last EU elections as well as the regulation of the platforms under the updated AVMSD rules were in the focus of an ERGA workshop. This event clearly focused on the video-sharing platforms from both of these angles and also offered a discussion forum for EU national regulatory authorities with these platforms and other stakeholders.