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The EBU contributes to the European Commission’s AI Policy and Data Strategy
News - 17 Jun 2020
The EBU contributes to the European Commission’s AI Policy and Data Strategy 
As part of its digital strategy, earlier this year the European Commission launched public consultations on its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence and on its flagship Data Strategy. Both topics are highly important to the EBU and our members and we were pleased to submit our consultation responses this week. 
Two-year GDPR review: the EBU calls for more consistent interpretation and effective enforcement of the rules
Press release - 15 Jun 2020
Two-year GDPR review: the EBU calls for more consistent interpretation and effective enforcement of the rules 
Individuals’ privacy and data protection have never been taken more seriously in Europe and beyond its borders since the entry into force of GDPR in May 2018. The GDPR has made personal privacy a widely-recognized issue that is becoming even more important with the development of AI and other profiling technologies.
The Drama Initiative – a small revolution in PSM drama 
News - 11 Jun 2020
The Drama Initiative – a small revolution in PSM drama  
An interview with Elly Vervloet, Coordinator, Drama Initiative.
AVMSD: EBU calls on Member States to ensure prominence of general interest content
News - 10 Jun 2020
AVMSD: EBU calls on Member States to ensure prominence of general interest content 
Ensuring prominence - findability and accessibility of general interest content on significant audiovisual platforms – is a priority for the EBU’s Legal and Policy Team.
EBU Lessons from Lockdown: Exploring radio broadcasting
News - 08 Jun 2020
EBU Lessons from Lockdown: Exploring radio broadcasting 
In the third episode of our new video podcast, Head of Radio Graham Dixon is joined by EBU Members to discuss the challenges they have faced in continuing to broadcast live radio during COVID-19.
EBU joins UNESCO Global Education Coalition
News - 05 Jun 2020
EBU joins UNESCO Global Education Coalition 
The EBU is delighted to join the UNESCO Global Education Coalition, an initiative that aims to facilitate distance learning for the millions of children around the world affected by COVID-19 school closures. 
Public service radio - putting service at the forefront
Blog - 04 Jun 2020
Public service radio - putting service at the forefront 
The current coronavirus pandemic has been devastating in many ways, but it has also brought the best from many people and institutions.
Over 30 EBU radio channels to mark UNESCO World Environment Day
News - 04 Jun 2020
Over 30 EBU radio channels to mark UNESCO World Environment Day 
As part of the worldwide celebration of the UNESCO World Environment Day on Friday, 5 June, and set against the backdrop of the current pandemic and growing concerns about climate change, 34 EBU classical music radio channels from 29 countries are joining forces to broadcast a programme offered by WDR (SM/2020/05/12/01) and centered around Nature and natural disasters.  
Over 30 EBU radio channels mark UNESCO World Environment Day with nature-inspired works by Tan Dun and Beethoven
Press release - 04 Jun 2020
Over 30 EBU radio channels mark UNESCO World Environment Day with nature-inspired works by Tan Dun and Beethoven 
The EBU is marking the impact of the environment and nature on music, with a range of initiatives to tie-in with UNESCO World Environment Day on Friday 5 June.
“Completely unacceptable”: EBU condemns attacks on journalists and calls for enforcement of protections for news outlets.
News - 03 Jun 2020
“Completely unacceptable”: EBU condemns attacks on journalists and calls for enforcement of protections for news outlets. 
The EBU strongly condemns the unacceptable pattern of attacks on journalists, most recently witnessed during the George Floyd protests in the USA.