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.
Westminster Media Forum policy conference - Revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive
The major update of the EU media legislative framework rules (AVMSD) is, despite Brexit, also one of the important topics in the UK. AVMSD has been at the centre of a debate taking place in London and offered a unique perspective of what to expect after Brexit in the audiovisual area with an impact on the EU audiovisual market. Secondly, a workshop has been held on online regulatory issues the day before by the UKs media regulator OFCOM that focused on the transposition of the AVMSD and cooperation of national regulatory authorities, that is becoming essential with the rise of the cross-border and global services.
Workshop with Google – preparation for the 2020 elections
The general elections in Slovakia are quickly approaching. As the online space is increasingly becoming very important in this context 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 search engine and video sharing platform – Google (YouTube), that was organised by the Council.
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”.