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Press release - 16 Oct 2018
Code of Practice on Disinformation fails to tackle the scourge of fake news 
The EBU is urging the European Commission to ensure online platforms and advertisers put in place effective procedures and policies to tackle the scourge of fake news.
News - 05 Oct 2018
EBU experts highlight importance of independent PSM in Western Balkans 
Ensuring independence is the major challenge for public service media (PSM) in the Western Balkans. That was the conclusion of two days of debates held in Montenegro this week which heard from the top...
News - 27 Sep 2018
EU underlines importance of PSM's contribution to democracy 
Europe needs to protect its free media if it wants to protect democracy. That was the conclusion of the “Role of Independent Public Service Media (PSM) for Democracy in Europe” hearing at the European...
Press release - 26 Sep 2018
Sounding board of forum on disinformation online issues unanimous opinion on so-called Code of Practice 
Members of the Sounding Board of the Multistakeholder Forum on Disinformation Online have delivered their final opinion on the so-called 'Code of Practice'.
Legal case note - 31 Jul 2018
German Constitutional Court upholds PSM funding model while highlighting PSM's key role in digital landscape 
The German Federal Constitutional Court, in its judgment of 18 July 2018, has rejected all constitutional complaints (by individuals and companies) against the obligation to contribute to the funding of...
Press release - 11 Jul 2018
EBU signs agreement with European Parliament on coverage of European Elections 
The EBU today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Parliament to help ensure high-quality, objective media coverage of the European Election campaign in 2019.
Press release - 10 Jul 2018
EBU welcomes provisions to expand access to innovative media content in EU Electronic Communications Code 
The EBU welcomed today’s European Parliament vote that will update existing must-carry rules and provide for a wider choice of free-to-air radio content while on the move.
Legal case note - 09 Jul 2018
EU Court rules on use of personal data by Facebook fan page owners 
The EU Court of Justice (CJEU) has determined that Fan Page Administrators, alongside Facebook, are jointly responsible as data controllers for the processing of users' personal data on their Business Fan Pages.
Press release - 20 Jun 2018
European Parliament fails to provide a realistic solution on copyright contract law provisions 
The EBU, representing 73 public service media organisations across 56 countries, has expressed deep disappointment over today’s (20 June) vote in the European Parliament’s JURI committee on the Copyright...
Press release - 07 Jun 2018
EBU welcomes deal on revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive 
The EBU has welcomed the political deal reached on the revised Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive. Following months of trilogue discussions, the EBU welcomed the final political agreement and...