ERGA Report provides recommendations feeding into debates on strengthening the EU Code of Practice on Disinformation and new rules on political advertising transparency

In a recently released report, ERGA offers its take on defining disinformation and related concepts, and on political and issue-based advertising. ERGA believes the report’s recommendations will contribute to more clarity and legal certainty and feed into the debate as the European Commission prepares the much-anticipated guidance on the strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation and runs a public consultation on political advertising. Regulators within ERGA thus support the crucial combat against disinformation and at the same time aim to protect media freedom and the freedom of expression of European citizens.

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Report

ERGA publishes report on gender diversity on and off screen

The audiovisual industry is becoming increasingly sensitive to gender diversity. This is one of the findings of the report by ERGA’s Working Group on Gender Diversity. The aim of the working group was to enhance regulators’ and stakeholders’ awareness of initiatives across the EU that are combating discrimination and are actively promoting equality in the audiovisual media industry.

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Report

ERGA reacts to COVID-19 pandemic

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ERGA has adopted two documents addressing the impact on the media sector and the measures taken by Member States, regulators and stakeholders:

  • Press release, where ERGA underlines the need for measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the media sector and the European Single Market. It further introduces ERGA’s contribution to the issue (see also next document);
  • Note to extend the remit of its Subgroup dealing with Disinformation, which will now also gather information on the measures taken by platforms to tackle disinformation related to COVID-19, as well as measures taken by governments and NRAs. Members also decided to create an ERGA Action Group to exchange experiences and information about the crisis’ implications on the economic conditions for the audiovisual media sector in the Member States.

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Press release on COVID-19
ERGA note on COVID-19