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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AER response to the public consultation on the Radio Spectrum Policy Group draft Work Programme for 2022 and beyond

  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 […]

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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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Times of opportunities and challenges for the radio sector – Radiodays Europe 2021

Welcome address – Radiodays Europe, 10.10.2021, Lisbon – Marianne Bugge Zederkof, Vice-President of AER Dear colleagues, friends and radio people from across the globe, I am very happy to welcome you all to the 2021 edition of Radiodays Europe in Lisbon. I am Marianne Bugge Zederkof, Director of Danske Medier, the industry body for private […]

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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 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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