Media sector welcomes political agreement on the Digital Markets Act

Brussels, 25 March 2022 The media sector welcomes the political agreement on the DMA proposal as a significant step towards curtailing the market dominance of gatekeeper platforms and restoring competition. A broad coalition from the European media sector, including public and commercial broadcasters, radios and the press, welcomes the provisional agreement reached yesterday evening on […]

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AER Statement on the DMA trialogue agreement

Brussels, 25 March 2022 The Association of European Radios (AER) welcomes the outcome of the trialogue negotiations and the agreement reached by the EU institutions on the Digital Markets Act (DMA). We welcome the political vision shown by the policy makers and the significant steps taken to tackle unfair conduct by online gatekeepers that harms […]

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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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The Digital Services Act must safeguard freedom of expression online

Download the PDF here Imagine a world where platforms can censor negative news about themselves, where they can make arbitrary adjustments to their terms and conditions to block or remove news stories and real debate between citizens online is curtailed. This is what could happen if platforms are not obliged to respect European fundamental rights […]

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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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Matt Payton is the new Secretary General of AER – London, 12 June 2019

The Association of European Radios (AER) today elected at its extraordinary General Assembly, Matt Payton (Radiocentre, UK) as new AER Secretary General, and Daniela Beaujean (VAUNET, Germany) as new Executive Board Member. Matt Payton takes over from Julia Maier-Hauff (VAUNET, Germany) who is leaving VAUNET to head for new challenges. As Secretary General, he will […]

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World Radio Day, February 13th, 2019: radio’s power of dialogue, tolerance and peace / Journée Mondiale de la Radio, 13 février 2019: la radio en tant que vecteur de dialogue, tolérance et paix

PRESS RELEASE / COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE   EN WORLD RADIO DAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 – Dialogue, tolerance and peace Every February 13th, the Association of European Radios (AER), representing more than 4500 commercially funded radios from all across Europe, celebrates radio as the medium reaching the widest audience in the world. This year, World Radio […]

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