Revising the advertising and product placement rules in the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD): an ‘optimal’ outcome for industry and consumers?

Posted under Media Policy and Journalism: Discussion Series.

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by Rachael Craufurd Smith, Reader in Media Law, University of Edinburgh   The Television Without Frontiers Directive (‘TWFD’) was designed to facilitate the free movement of broadcasting services across Europe by introducing a ‘one stop regulatory shop’ based on regulation by the ‘country of origin’ (Directive 89/552/EEC).  In order to… Read more »

AVMS Review and Media Regulator’s Independence: The Dancing Procession of Echternach?

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On Monday September 26, 2016 the CULT committee of the European Parliament will hold a hearing on the Audiovisual Media Services review (see here for more information). In its legislative proposal of May this year, the European Commission proposed to introduce a most welcome, and long awaited, straightforward obligation for… Read more »