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Eurovisioni International Days – audiovisual reforms

11/10/2019

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

09/10/2019

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)

08/10/2019

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

27/09/2019

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.


Countering online disinformation: a view on the past EU elections

25/07/2019

The experience of countering online disinformation during the EU elections is at the centre of the Workshop organised by the Italian regulatory authority AGCOM. This event focuses on three perspectives: the unique Italian panel with the platforms against disinformation, the views from academia and on the other side, the views of the major platforms like Facebook and Google.


ERGA adopts a statement on its work on disinformation and agrees to reform

26/06/2019

The 11th Plenary meeting of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) took place in Bratislava on 20th and 21st June 2019. ERGA presented the outcomes of the work done so far on disinformation, which focused on the 2019 European elections and the related areas of political and issue-based advertising. ERGA supports the European Commission in monitoring the implementation of the commitments made by Google, Facebook and Twitter signingthe Code of Practice on Disinformation


RightsCon – the worlds largest summit on human rights in the digital age

14/06/2019

RightsCon is a major annual event that brings together more than 2 500 participants from all over the world to discuss many rights related issues. The events 450 sessions (including a session on the role for media authorities in regulating platforms) focus on many topics with an aim to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights in the digital age.