NEWS published on 19 Dec 2023

Top 10 Legal and Policy downloads of 2023

Top 10 Legal and Policy downloads of 2023

In 2023, the European Media Freedom Act showed up many times in the top 10 downloads, but it was the DSA Handbook that took the top spot. An additional special mention is the EU Sustainability Rulebook 2 on the CSDDD which, although not a download, had nearly 10,000 views since its launch in June.

The EBU’s Legal & Policy team was consistently informing Members and advocating for their interests towards the EU Institutions. Below, see the full list of our top downloads over the last year. We have also compiled a list of top 10 articles from the Legal & Policy team in 2023.

Ranking

10. Media sector urges MEPs to vote in favor of meaningful article 17 in the EMFA

The media sector reached out to MEPs on the EMFA, in support of the CULT Committee’s compromise on Article 17.

9. EBU welcomes the radio spectrum policy group's draft opinion

The EBU welcomed the comprehensive approach taken by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) to encompass all aspects of the possible uses of the Lower UHF band.

8. EBU contribution-UNESCO draft guidelines on regulating platforms

The EBU submitted its contribution to the UNESCO draft guidelines on regulating digital platforms.

7. Broad coalition calls for safeguards for independent public service media in the EMFA

The EBU with 18 organizations representing public service media, journalists, media workers, among others urged the EU's trilogue negotiators to protect the independence of public service media in the EMFA.

6. Lower UHF Spectrum: priorities for best use

The EBU urged negotiators to protect the current Radio Regulations agreement during the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference.

5.Public service media and prominence: finding the content that matters online

The EBU highlighted the control of media access and viewing exercised by online platforms and device manufacturers and how this affects public service media.

4. EBU reaction to 'network fees' debate

The EBU submitted its response to the contentious network fees debate.

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

The EBU’s policy priorities for the EMFA. 

2. How can the EU make good on its commitment to protect journalists?

On World Press Freedom Day, the EBU urged politicians to ensure the best possible protection for journalists in the EMFA.

1.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.

 

Special mention

 Sustainability rulebook: the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

The EBU published a Q&A document on how the CSDDD might affect public service media.