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 joins European media and journalists, civil society groups, professional organisations and technology companies letter on decision makers to protect fundamental rights

Trilogue negotiations on the e-evidence proposal European media and journalists, civil society groups, professional organisations and technologycompanies call on decision makers to protect fundamental rights   Dear European Parliament’s Rapporteur and Shadow Rapporteurs, Dear Members of the Working Party on Cooperation in Criminal Matters (COPEN), We, the undersigned organisations, are writing to you to underline […]

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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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