11th Legal and Public Affairs Assembly

The 11th session of the EBU Legal and Public Affairs Assembly, which is open to all Members and Associates of the EBU, took place in Valletta at the kind invitation of PBS Malta, on 21st and 22nd April 2016.

The agenda included legal and public affairs analysis of all relevant elements of the EU Commission's Digital Single Market initiative. Other topics for discussion and exchange of information were Big Data, PSM data principles and portability. The session was also the opportunity for Members to provide updates on their national developments and to share and exchange expertise.



Thursday, 21 April

 Member updates: The right of access to information - Anne-Hilde Storm (NRK, Lawyer)  Members Only
 Member updates: Rai's reform and license fee structure - Simona Martorelli (RAI, European Affairs Delegate)  Members Only
 Politics and PSM: Political trends impacting PSM - Michael Wagner (EBU Head of Media and Communications Law)  Members Only
 Politics and PSM: Media freedom concerns - Nicola Frank (EBU Head of European Affairs)  Members Only
 Digital Single Market: AVMSD - Michael Wagner & Wouter Gekiere (Deputy Head of EBU Brussels Office)  Members Only
 Digital Single Market: Spectrum, telecoms framework, net neutrality - Wouter Gekiere & Anne-Catherine Berg (EBU Senior Legal Adviser)  Members Only
 Digital Single Market: Copyright - Heijo Ruijsenaars (EBU Head of Intellectual Property)  Members Only
 EU Draft Regulation on Portability - Heijo Ruijsenaars  Members Only

Friday, 22 April

 PSB and the independent production sector - Sandra Coppieters (VRT, Head of Legal Affairs)  Members Only
 Balanced contractual terms and fair sharing of exploitation rights in TV-productions - Helfried Spitra (WDR, Deputy Director of Television)  Members Only
 Data: Headlines from the EBU Big Data Conference - Guillaume Klossa (EBU Director of Public Affairs and Communications)  Members Only
 Data: EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Anne-Catherine Berg  Members Only
 Data: EBU principles for trusted data use - Anne-Catherine Berg  Members Only
 EU Accessibility Legislation - Jacques Lovell (EBU European Advocacy Adviser)  Members Only
 Council of Europe Expert Group on media pluralism - Michael Wagner  Members Only


Location: Valletta, Malta


Members Only

Working Languages: English, French, Russian


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