How to safeguard media freedom, pluralism and independence in the EU? The European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) will establish a common framework for media services in the EU internal market and introduce measures aimed at protecting journalists and media providers from political interference while also making it easier for them to operate across the EU’s internal borders.
Brussels, 18 May 2023 Today, the Commission published the first-ever European Media Industry Outlook, analysing trends in the audiovisual, video game and news media industries. Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton presented the report at the European Film Forum, organised at the Festival de Cannes. The Media Outlook report provides market data and identifies challenges and underlying technological trends common to the media industries. Among other findings, it stresses the structural impact of the ongoing shift
In the era predating the emergence of OpenAI, ChatGPT, and various other generative A.I. technologies that have garnered global attention, policymakers and regulators in Europe and North America engaged in a profound discourse regarding the definition of “trustworthy” and “human-centered” AI. Essential questions arose: Who should assume the role of regulator? What aspects of AI should fall under regulation? And how can these rules be effectively enforced? Among the notions explored, one idea, though seemingly utopian at present, possesses the potential to surpass the current discussions surrounding an international patchwork solution—the establishment of an AI legal entity.
The ERC wishes to support an organisation or a consortium of organisations to set up a funding scheme that would facilitate 3-5-month stays of journalists at research institutions. The purpose is to give the journalists opportunities to learn and work on in-depth reporting projects by immersing themselves in the research environment and interacting with scientists and scholars.
A comprehensive approach to combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and sanctions evasion in the European Union has taken shape with the approval of MEPs. Stricter rules have been endorsed to address existing loopholes, ensuring consistent application of regulations and sanctions. Notably, verified information pertaining to beneficial owners will be made accessible to journalists and civil society through dedicated registers. To enforce these rules effectively, the establishment of a new European Anti-Money Laundering Authority is on the horizon.
Brussels, 24 March 2023 On 27 March 2023, the Commission launches the first edition of the Day of European Authors, a new initiative led by the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel. The day will be the occasion to reconnect younger generations with book reading and show them how literature can be a tool for individual empowerment. Reading can enable especially pupils in secondary education to
13 March 2023 The mission of the European Media Ownership Monitor is to enhance the transparency of ownership and control of the news media in the countries of the European Union. The European Media Ownership Monitor (EurOMo) monitors media ownership transparency in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It provides a database with information on ownership