IRIS Special - Self- and co-regulation in the new AVMSD

This publication aims to analyse the system of self- and co-regulation provided for in the revised AVMSD. 

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Pages : 102
Place : Strasbourg
Date of publication : December 2019
Editor : European Audiovisual Observatory

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Europe overhauled its media law – the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) - in November 2018 and the EU member states have until 19 September 2020 to bring their own national legislation up to speed. But how much room for manoeuvre is left to the audiovisual industries in each country for the adoption of codes of conduct (be it self- or co-regulation) to implement the Directive once the member states have done their part? This latest report by the European Audiovisual Observatory explores the new AVMSD and the systems of self- and co-regulation it contains.

This report, authored by the Observatory’s Legal Department in collaboration with their partner the Institute of European Media Law (EMR) in Saarbrücken, opens with a useful résumé of the main innovations in the newly revamped AVMSD. This new version of the AVMSD includes self- and co-regulation “like never before”, the details of this new emphasis being explored in subsequent chapters. 

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