AER’s comments to the European Commission’s public consultation on Digital Levy

The Association of European Radios (AER) is the Europe-wide trade body for commercial radio, representing the interests of companies operating over 5,000 commercial radio stations to the EU Institutions. AER promotes the development of commercially-funded radio broadcasting in Europe, by ensuring a fair and sustainable economic framework for radio so it can continue to thrive. […]

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10 Confidence building measures for platforms to deliver verifiable and tangible actions to tackle disinformation online

Europe has announced that it will be stepping up its efforts in the fight against online disinformation and publish guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on disinformation. We call on the Commission to enshrine the following CONFIDENCE building measures in the upcoming Guidance. This is an opportunity for the EU to deliver high standards, effective monitoring and […]

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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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AER views on the consultation on the new European Democracy Action Plan

Commercial radio provides significant social and public value. Radio reaches large audiences for long periods of time with a mix of music, news, entertainment and talks; an input that is highly-valued by audiences with radio found to be the most trusted medium in Europe. Given its influential role toward public opinion, radio is tightly regulated […]

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Against “Fake News”: Radio’s Pivotal Role against Disinformation

January 2018 – Against “Fake News”: Radio’s Pivotal Role against Disinformation “Fake News”, i.e. the deliberate disinformation of people on the internet, especially via social media as these enable easier and wider spreading of information, has become a major problem for democratic societies. Radio is a key asset to counteract this development: it is impervious […]

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AER comments on the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism Independent Report

14 June 2013 – AER COMMENTS ON THE HIGH LEVEL GROUP ON MEDIA FREEDOM AND PLURALISM INDEPENDENT REPORT The Association of European Radios (AER) is a Europe-wide trade body representing the interests of over 4,500 commercially funded radio stations across the EU27 and in Switzerland. AER is located at: Association Européenne des Radios 76, av. […]

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Creative Europe – Why radio should be also be included in the MEDIA Programme

April 2012 – CREATIVE EUROPE – WHY RADIO SHOULD BE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE MEDIA PROGRAMME AER is located at: Association Européenne des Radios 76, av. d’Auderghem, 1040 Brussels, Belgium AER’s Interest Representative Register ID Number is 6822083232-32. I. Introduction Radio is by nature a local, regional or national medium, and there is no radio-tailored […]

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Future of Electronic Commerce in the Internal Market

5 November 2010 – AER STATEMENT ON FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC COMMERCE IN THE INTERNAL MARKET AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DIRECTIVE ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE The Association of European Radios (AER) is a Europe-wide trade body representing the interests of over 4,500 commercially-funded radio stations across the EU27 and in Switzerland. AER is located at: Association Européenne […]

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