ERGA welcomes the European Commission’s announcement of a legislative proposal on the transparency of sponsored political content and highlights key points in its contribution to the public consultation on the initiative.
ERGA welcomes the DSA and DMA proposals and points out ways for better enforceability
ERGA just published its statement on the European Commission’s proposals for a Digital Services Act (DSA) and a Digital Markets Act (DMA).
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.
14th Plenary Meeting of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA)
On 3 December 2020, representatives of the national regulatory authorities responsible for audiovisual media services met in a virtual setting for the 14th ERGA plenary meeting. Amongst others, members adopted the ERGA Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the cooperation between media regulators.
Stabilisation of a Free Media System – From Thinking to Acting
On 22 September 2020, the ERGA Chair hosted one of five focus sessions of the digital conference series “Pluralism and Responsibility. Media in the Digital Society” held in the course of the Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.
ERGA adopts its contribution to the public consultation on the European Democracy Action Plan
Basing itself on the unique expertise and experience of media regulators in content regulation, the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) has taken the opportunity to contribute to the Commission’s public consultation on the European Democracy Action Plan.
ERGA adopts Work Programme 2021
ERGA has adopted its Work Programme for 2021. It is designed to define the priorities and structure the work of ERGA. In 2021, the main work will be dedicated to the following three topics: (i) Consistent implementation and enforcement of the new AVMSD framework, (ii) Completion of EU regulatory framework relevant for media and (iii) Disinformation.
Work Programme 2021
Work Programme and Current activities
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.
13th meeting of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA)
On 4 June 2020, representatives of National Regulatory Authorities responsible for Audiovisual Media Services met in a virtual setting for the 13th ERGA Plenary meeting.
Press release – “ERGA adopts its first contribution to upcoming debates about the Digital Services Act”
Press release – “EU Media regulators discuss the future of European Media
ERGA adopts Report on Disinformation
ERGA has adopted the “ERGA Report on disinformation: Assessment of the implementation of the Code of Practice”.
The report summarises ERGA’s 2019 work – being part of the assistance to the European Commission – of monitoring the implementation of the commitments made by the signatories to the Code of Practice on Disinformation.