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EU takes on social media over fake news
The Commission put forward measures Thursday to tackle fake news online, including a code of practice on disinformation, fact-checkers, and actions to promote ...
Creative Europe funding: EUR 170 m in 2014
Cultural and creative organisations wishing to bid for funding in 2014 through Creative Europe, the European Union's new programme for the cultural and ...
Russian propaganda singled out as EU moves against fake news and foreign electoral interference
The threat to democracy posed by the "highly dangerous nature of Russian propaganda" was singled out by the European Parliament Thursday as it called for ...
European Commission plans to modernise EU digital contract rules and promote access to digital content and online sales across the EU
The European Commission presented on 9 December a proposal to allow Europeans to travel with their online content and an action plan to modernise EU copyright ...
MEPs send copyright reform proposal back for rethink
The EU Parliament rejected Thursday a committee proposal to update EU copyright rules, including measures to monitor and filter uploads to the Internet some ...
EC approves Comcast's bid for Sky
The EU Commission has approved unconditionally the proposed acquisition of Sky by Comcast, a US based global media, technology and entertainment company, ...
Representatives of online platforms, leading social networks, advertisers and advertising industry agreed on a self-regulatory Code of Practice to address the ...
EU gives tech giants one hour deadline to remove terrorist content
Tech giants Facebook and Google will be given one hour to remove terrorist content from their social media platforms under tighter rules on illegal content ...
EU approves Fox takeover of Sky under Merger Regulation
The EU Commission has given its unconditional approval under the EU Merger Regulation of the proposed acquisition of Sky by U.S. media giant Twenty-First ...
Europeans have the right to re-use and exploit public information
Europeans have a genuine right to re-use open public information. And this week the Commission issued a set of guidelines to help Member States take advantage ...
Brussels welcomes speedier Facebook, Twitter responses to hate speech
89 per cent of flagged content is removed by tech giants Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter within 24 hours and 72% of the content deemed to be illegal hate ...
In 2011 annual revenues of the overall EU gambling market were estimated to be around €84.9 billion, with annual growth rates of around 3%. Online gambling is ...
Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online - fourth evaluation
The fourth evaluation on the EU Code of Conduct shows that this Commission initiative delivers successful results. IT companies are now assessing 89% of ...
Brussels accepts Disney, Sony commitments on pay-TV
The European Commission accepted Thursday commitments offered by Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and Sky regarding concerns over film ...
EU grants and loans in the field of Audiovisual and Media
Statistical, ecosystems and competitiveness analysis of the media and content industries: The media and content industries. A quantitative overview
This report offers a quantitative statistical approach to the Media and Content Industries (MCI). It is based on official data sources and complemented with ...
Public access to Council documents 2016 report
Over 350,000 documents are listed in the Council's register, and over 70 per cent of these are public and can be downloaded for free. That is one of the key ...
Updated audiovisual rules
The European Parliament and the EU Council confirmed on 6 June the preliminary political agreement reached on 26 April on the revised rules that will apply to ...
Brussels confirms antitrust raids on sports media firms
EU officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of companies active in the distribution of media rights and related ...
Russian disinformation main source of fake news in Europe, say MEPs
Russia's disinformation campaigns are the main source of fake news in Europe, along with China, Iran and North Korea, MEPs said Thursday, calling on the EU to ...
Deal opens door to broadcasting of content across the EU
Today, negotiators from the European Parliament and Member State governments concluded a deal to open up broadcasters' TV programmes, series and news content ...
Data protection in the electronic communications sector
New technologies, and in particular the Internet and electronic messaging services, call for specific requirements to ensure that users have a right to ...
EU centre to combat fake news: call for tenders
The European Commission published Monday a call for tenders to create the first core service of a digital platform to help fight disinformation, or fake news, ...
White Paper from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on 'A ...
EU to ratify treaty for better access to books for blind people
The EU Council and European Parliament agreed informally Wednesday legislation to make more books available in formats designed for blind and visually impaired ...
EU Media and Audiovisual Policy
Latest business news about the Audiovisual and Media policies in the European Union.
Young people, non-smokers and those wanting to quit can get help to lead a life without tobacco, according to a 4 year-EUR 72 million EU anti-smoking campaign ...
Commission report on radio spectrum and UHF band
Europe's broadcasting and wireless broadband sectors are seen as essential to Europe's digital future and economic prosperity, and they are both hungry users ...
CJEU: the end of copyright claims for sport fixture lists
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today delivered its ruling (case C-604/10) in a case referred from the Court of Appeal (England & Wales).
EU approves Foxconn's acquisition of Sony's television production in Slovakia and Mexico
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition by the Taiwanese company Foxconn of Sony entities producing ...
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