At the plenary meeting of the European Platform of Regulators (EPRA) on Thursday 20 May 2021, Ľuboš Kukliš, Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Council, was elected Chairman of the group.
Stephanie Comey (BAI, Irish Media Regulator), Maria Donde (OFCOM, UK Media Regulator), Peter Matzneller (DLM, Association of German Media Regulators) and Mari Velsand (Medietilsynet, Norwegian Media Regulator) have become EPRA Vice-Chairs.
"We are at a crucial time in terms of creating a new approach to content regulation in the digital environment, and it is very important that the experience and perspective of media regulators are as strong as possible in the ongoing discussions. I am very pleased that we enjoy such a high level of trust among colleagues on the international scene and they chose us to represent them in this period and in these processes, "said Ľuboš Kukliš in response to the election of the new EPRA management.
EPRA is a professional group of regulators for radio and television broadcasting, respectively. audiovisual media services, which at the time of its creation in 1995 declared its goal as a search for consensus in the interpretation of the provisions of the Television without Frontiers Directive when implemented into national legislation and was established as an initiative of national regulatory authorities. With 25 years of experience and a robust network of contacts at working level, EPRA is the oldest and largest network of media regulators and is the ideal environment for the exchange of information between regulators in Europe.
EPRA members are 54 regulators from 47 countries, and the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the European Audiovisual Observatory and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media are permanent observers to the platform. The CBR has been involved in EPRA's activities since 1996 as a full member. In 2000 and 2018, it organized meetings of the network of regulators in Bratislava.
EPRA's main priorities for 2021 include hate speech from a legal and regulatory perspective; cooperation in the field of regulation of online platforms; artificial intelligence and its possible effects on regulation in the future. More information on the 2021 EPRA program is available HERE.
At the same time, the CBR continues to lead a working group on disinformation within the European Media Regulators Group ERGA, an advisory body to the European Commission.<< More news