New EU group of regulators of Audiovisual Media Services established

[source: EPRA website] Strengthening the cooperation between regulatory authorities in the field of broadcasting in the EU has been a recurring motive in recent policy recommendations. On 3 February 2014, the European Commission adopted a formal Decision establishing a group of national regulators in the broadcasting area: “the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services”. To some extent, the Decision thus

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State Funding 2,35 Million Euro for Danish Community Radio

Radio and TV Authority has granted DEK 17,5 Million (2,35 Million Euro) to 175 associations operating non-commercial local radio (community radio) for 2014. The maximum grant per association is DEK 105.365 (14.124 euro) and is based on rate per program hour of DEK 135,08 (18,11 euro). In total the community sector will receive DEK 43,8 Million (5,87 Million euro) for

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European Media Regulators meet in Vilnius to address challenges of pluralism in the new media environmentRégulateurs européens des médias se réunissent à Vilnius pour relever les défis à pluralisme dans le nouvel média environnement Reguladores Europeos de medios se reúnen en Vilnius para tratar los desafíos al pluralismo en el nuevo entorno de los medios de comunicación

Integrated in the programme of the EU Presidency, the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) met in the Lithuanian capital to discuss common challenges and exchange best practices on the occasion of its 38th meeting at the invitation of the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania. More than 150 representatives from 50 media regulatory authorities, observer organisations and guest speakers from industry and academia had stimulating exchanges on core regulatory

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The Basque Parliament urges the Basque Government to solve the problem of competition and regular FM licenses

4 July 2013. The Basque Parliament urges the Basque Government to solve the problem of competition and regular FM licenses for free and community radios On June 27, 2013 the majority of the Basque Parliament approved the following text on the latest radio licenses attribution : The Basque Parliament urges the Basque Government: 1. To give an answer within two months to the problem of granting licenses to offer radio services 2. To proceed to regulating the access of free and community radios, regardless of the resolution to be adopted. 3. To ensure the presence of Basque language in the field of radios, fulfilling

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