On the 23th February 2023, on the occasion of the UNESCO Global Conference “Internet for Trust”, ERGA Chair Giacomo Lasorella, signed a joint Declaration together with other networks of regulators.
18th ERGA Plenary: Members discuss the EMFA, elect the new Board and look ahead to the work programme for 2023
On December 1st, ERGA members met for the group’s bi-annual meeting taking stock of the last year’s activities and preparing the work for the coming year.
European Media Freedom Act (EMFA): ERGA adopts its position paper supporting
the initiative and calling for an effective independence of the new European Board
for Media Services
On the 25th November 2022, ERGA adopted its position paper on the European Commission’s proposal for a European Media Freedom Act (EMFA). This major legislative project aims at protecting media freedom, pluralism and independence as well as ensuring a well-functioning internal market for media in the EU. European citizens need to access an independent and pluralistic media offer in order to form their opinions and thus effectively participate in the democratic life.
ERGA welcomes the entry into force of the DSA, which will bring about a safer
digital environment in Europe, and is prepared for its application
On the 27th of October the Digital Services Act (DSA) has been published in the Official Journal of the EU. ERGA and its members welcome this important step that led to the entry into force of the new rules on the 16th of November.
ERGA welcomes the objectives of the EMFA proposal and highlights the importance to secure an effective independence and adequate resources for its implementation
The European Commission published on 16th of September its proposal for a European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), a major legislative project. European citizens who have access to free and pluralistic media can form their informed opinions and fruitfully participate in democratic debate. In this regard, a well-functioning internal market for media is essential and can help foster media freedom and pluralism.
17th ERGA Plenary: European media regulators gather and discuss how to provide input for key European legislative proposals
On 21st June 2022, the 17th ERGA plenary meeting took place in Brussels as the first in person meeting of the group in two years. Members gathered to take stock of ERGA’s work, in a crucial year for the legislative framework regarding the media sector. They exchanged views with the European Commission on current policy initiatives, for instance the upcoming European Media Freedom Act and the recently published strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation.
ERGA shares the European Commission goals and calls for a higher level of transparency of political advertising
ERGA has published its statement on the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on the transparency and targeting of political advertising. ERGA members fully support the approach of the European Commission imposing obligations on the whole value chain of political advertising as well as its ambition to ensure fair and transparent campaigns, both online and offline.
ERGA submits its contribution to the Commission’s public consultation on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA)
ERGA members fully endorse the Commission’s initiative on the EMFA and its overall objectives to strengthen media freedom, independence and pluralism, as underlined in ERGA’s recently adopted position paper.
ERGA and EDMO meet to further strengthen cooperation in meeting disinformation challenges
ERGA and EDMO representatives met in Florence to further strengthen cooperation in meeting disinformation challenges.
Digital Services Act: independent supervision and strong cooperation are key
ERGA published its latest position paper, as the legislative work on the Digital Services Act (DSA) now enters in the final phase of the trilogue negotiations.