Joint Industry Statement by European Media Associations on the DSA trialogue negotiations

Download the joint statement here and the annex here.   BRUSSELS, 14 February 2022 As the Digital Services Act (DSA) reaches its final phase, Europe’s media sector reaches out to the negotiating teams with the aim of ensuring that our activities can not only survive, but thrive online. As online platforms have become important gateways […]

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Celebrating “Radio and Trust” on WORLD RADIO DAY

The 11th edition of UNESCO’s World Radio Day celebrates on February 13th, more than a century of radio and how radio continues to be one of the most trusted and consumed media worldwide. The 2022 theme is “Radio and Trust”. Radio has always been easily accessible anywhere to everyone, has been innovating and adapting with changing […]

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European Parliament’s DMA vote paves the way for a future-forward media sector

Download the PDF here   Brussels, 15 December 2021 A broad coalition from the European media sector, including public and commercial broadcasters, radios and the press, applauds the European Parliament’s vote on the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”). The agreement reached by the European Parliament reflects the political vision required to preserve a diverse, vivid and […]

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The media sector calls for remaining loopholes in the Digital Markets Act to be addressed during trilogue

Download the PDF here   BRUSSELS, 25 NOVEMBER 2021. The European media sector, through the voice of public and commercial broadcasters, radios and the press, acknowledges the General Approach adopted by the Council of the European Union on the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”). This step forward reflects the political consensus across Member States that swift […]

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Broadcasters welcome political advertising initiative; encourage co-legislators to address political advertising online and deliver on transparency

Download the PDF here   BRUSSELS, 25 NOVEMBER. Public and Private broadcasters welcome the European Commission’s legislative proposal on political advertising and call on bold transparency measures and a proper framing of the micro-targeting of political advertising online through the proposed regulation on the transparency and targeting of political advertising. Broadcasters play a major part […]

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AER joins EDRA and EBU in calling the co-legislators to include Voice Assistants in the Digital Markets Act

AER, the European Digital Radio Alliance (EDRA) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) came together to co-sign a letter highlighting and addressing the growing dominance of digital voice assistant platforms: they are gatekeepers for radio services and they are going to have more prominent role in the future. The three organisations urge the co-legislators to clarify the […]

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European media call on policymakers to further strengthen the Digital Services Act proposal and to ensure that citizens can continue to engage online with the media they most trust and value

Download the PDF here   Brussels, 22 June 2021 Europe’s media sector welcomes the Commission’s proposal on the Digital Services Act (DSA) and supports its aim of creating a safer, fairer, and more transparent online environment, based on European values and the protection of fundamental rights.   Global online platforms have become an important gateway […]

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AER position on the Digital Markets Act

Download the PDF here Background Radio content reaches 85% of European citizens each week with a mix of music, news, entertainment and talk that brings great economic, societal and cultural value to a wide variety of Europeans on a local and national level     To remain relevant to its listeners, commercial radio has innovated, developed its […]

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AER response to the public consultation on a Proposal for an initiative on greater transparency in sponsored political content and other supporting measures

Commercial radio provides significant social and public value, reaching large and diverse audiences across Europe. Its mix of music, news, entertainment and speech is highly valued by listeners who constantly identify radio as the most trusted medium in Europe[1]. Political advertising on radio and other broadcast platforms must follow strict regulatory obligations adopted at national […]

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