NEWS published on 11 Dec 2023

10 most read legal and policy articles of 2023

10 most read legal and policy articles of 2023

In 2023, European Media Freedom Act dominated our top articles. Additional themes of interest continue to be ‘A European Perspective’, the EU’s sustainability rulebook and DSA implementation. The EBU’s Legal & Policy team was consistently informing Members and advocating for their interests towards the EU Institutions. Below you can find the list of the top 10 most popular articles from the Legal & Policy team. See also the top 10 downloads from the Legal & Policy Department in 2023.

The ranking

10. The EMFA must ensure journalist protection and raise the bar with online platforms

EBU’s reaction to the EU Council’s position on the European Media Freedom Act.

9. eEvidence: after 5 years of debate european parliament greenlights agreement

The European Parliament approved a trilogue agreement on the eEvidence proposal, marking the end of five years of negotiations between EU legislators.

8. New audiences experience A European Perspective

Slovenia and Georgia have joined the pan-European news service 'A European Perspective', bringing its total number of media organizations to 18 in 15 countries.

7. European Parliament took an important step towards strengthening the European Media Freedom Act and ensuring media freedom in the digital sphere

EBU welcomed the IMCO's adoption of substantial changes to the draft European Media Freedom Act.

6. A European Perspective’s expansion and innovation

15 media organizations joined 'A European Perspective',

5 The next chapter of the Sustainability Rulebook

The EBU published the second installment of the Sustainability Rulebook.

4. Digital Services Act Handbook (Public Version)

The EBU published the Digital Services Act (DSA) Handbook which aims to inform public service media about the DSA provisions and how it might affect online activities.

3. Is big tech tampering with media content!?

The EBU released a video highlighting the tampering of public service media content and services by big tech.

2. Protect media to preserve democracy: the EBU's position on the European Media Freedom Act

The EBU published its policy position on the EMFA.

1.  Who gets prominence?!

The EBU highlighted the impact of the current media landscape on audiences, stressing how media choices are mediated by device manufacturers and interface providers.