The Commission aims to collect views on the scenarios outlined in the White Paper and provide all stakeholders: Member States, civil society, industry, and academics alike, an opportunity to contribute to the Commission’s future proposals in this domain.
Under the Digital Services Act (DSA), Very Large Online Platforms (VLOPs) and Very Large Online Search Engines (VLOSEs) must subject themselves to an annual audit, carried out by an independent auditor, to assess their compliance with their DSA obligations and with any commitments undertaken pursuant to codes of conduct and crisis protocols adopted.
To create a safer and more trustworthy online environment, the European Union is strongly committed to the fight against disinformation. During the recent crises, fact-checkers have emerged as an integral element in the media value chain, verifying and assessing the credibility of content based on facts and evidence.
In response to growing threats to media freedom and the industry’s viability, MEPs adopted their position on a law to strengthen the transparency and independence of EU media.
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.
The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Lagardère by Vivendi. The Commission’s decision is conditional upon full compliance with the commitments offered by Vivendi.
The European Commission has published the first-ever European Media Industry Outlook, analysing trends in the audiovisual, video game and news media industries.