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Trusted News Initiative steps up global fight against disinformation and targets US presidential election
News - 13 Jul 2020
Trusted News Initiative steps up global fight against disinformation and targets US presidential election 
International partnership of major news and tech organizations will build on successful cooperation to date and cover US election
Rose d’Or Awards announce two new award categories, as nominations open for the 59th edition
Press release - 09 Jul 2020
Rose d’Or Awards announce two new award categories, as nominations open for the 59th edition 
Following the huge success of Rose d’Or 2019, which celebrated over 500 entries from 30 countries, Europe’s premier TV entertainment awards are now open for entries for 2020
EBU appoints Wouter Gekiere Head of Brussels Office
Press release - 09 Jul 2020
EBU appoints Wouter Gekiere Head of Brussels Office 
Wouter Gekiere has been appointed Head of the EBU’s Brussels Office.
Western Balkan Members positively assess EC-funded project
News - 03 Jul 2020
Western Balkan Members positively assess EC-funded project 
An online conference assessing the implementation of the EC funded project for Technical Assistance to Public Service Media in the Western Balkans has concluded that all six Member beneficiaries were positively impacted by the two-year project.
New, unique recording of Eurovision Anthem released
News - 22 Jun 2020
New, unique recording of Eurovision Anthem released 
Twenty-five public service orchestras came together to produce a unique pan-European virtual recording of Charpentier’s Te Deum in order to celebrate Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day on 21st June. ...
EBU Members rise to the challenge of COVID-19 content crisis
Press release - 19 Jun 2020
EBU Members rise to the challenge of COVID-19 content crisis 
Twenty-five public service media organizations from the EBU Member community have provided over 200 TV programmes for use by PSM in response to COVID-19.
The EBU responds to BEREC guidelines on the Implementation of the EU’s Open Internet Regulation
News - 18 Jun 2020
The EBU responds to BEREC guidelines on the Implementation of the EU’s Open Internet Regulation 
BEREC, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications, this week published guidelines on the Implementation of the EU’s Open Internet Regulation. The EBU, as strong supporters of an open, neutral and transparent public Internet, closely follows all policy developments around net neutrality and the open internet. We contributed to the Public Consultation on the draft BEREC Guidelines, and we are pleased to see key points reflected in the final document.
Bringing the Eurovision Song Contest back for good
Blog - 18 Jun 2020
Bringing the Eurovision Song Contest back for good 
A little more than a month into my new role as Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) I am yet to set foot in my new office in Geneva. Beginning a new job is always difficult, I certainly...
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.