The Department for Legal Information analyses key legal issues linked to the audiovisual sector and reports on major legal developments and ground breaking cases which affect media legislation in Europe.
This report provides an in-depth analysis of European media law in five Black Sea Region countries - the Republic of Armenia, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, the Republic of Türkiye, and Ukraine.
This new report explores current EU legislation and market practice concerning release windows and territoriality.
IRIS Themes - Vol. III - Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists. Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (2023 edition)
This revised 8th edition contains summaries of over 378 judgements or decisions by the Court and provides hyperlinks to the full text of each of the summarised judgements or decisions. The summaries included in the e-book can be retrieved from our legal database, IRIS Merlin.
This report explores the ways in which international and European legislation, as well as national approaches, can help to improve accessibility to audiovisual content for those of us with disabilities.
Mapping of national rules applicable to video-sharing platforms: Illegal and harmful content online – 2022 update
This report includes a pan-European comparative analysis, detailed country profiles, as well as the perspective of industry stakeholders. It reflects the state of play as at May 2021 and contains information following an update in September 2022.
Mapping report on the rules applicable to video-sharing platforms: Focus on commercial communications
This report provides a detailed, country-by-country analysis of national audiovisual law and the provisions in place to regulate commercial communications carried by video sharing platforms.
This note presents the main lines of the EMFA proposal – European legislation currently in preparation.
This new report examines the various tools to empower today’s media users to be able to deal with disinformation.
This report provides information on legislative measures and case law in Ukraine and elsewhere in Eastern Europe (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Moldova) against audiovisual media from Russia and Belarus.