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.
The implementation of EU sanctions against RT and Sputnik
This note explains the European legal background for suspension of the broadcasting of RT and Sputnik in the EU.
Overview tables of governance safeguards of PSM in Europe
This annex to the IRIS Plus 2022-01 provides overview tables on independence safeguards for governance of public service media in the 41 Observatory member states.
IRIS Plus 2022-1: Governance and independence of public service media
This new report looks at the various aspects of governance of public service media and its role in safeguarding the independence of PSM.
IRIS Special 2021-2: Transparency of media ownership
This publication aims at providing some clarity about how the transparency of media ownership is regulated in Europe.
IRIS Plus 2021-2: Media regulatory authorities and the challenges of cooperation
The report examines the current challenges facing National Regulatory Authorities and asks how cooperation between the various NRAs can strengthen their mission.
Mapping report on national remedies against online piracy of sports content
This unique comparative legal analysis looks at the scope of protection of audiovisual sports content in the legislative frameworks of the 27 EU member states and the UK.
Mapping of national rules applicable to video-sharing platforms: Illegal and harmful content online
A comparative analysis of the various national approaches to legislation of video sharing platforms.
IRIS Special 2021-1: Unravelling the Digital Services Act Package
A state-of-the-art analysis of how European media legislation proposes to deal with the challenges of regulating online content and those who provide digital services – in the shape of the Digital Services Act Package.
IRIS Extra 2021: Regulation of social media in Russia
How does Russia regulate social media platforms? Read our latest report and find out!
IRIS Bonus 2021-1: Reports on diversity and inclusion in the European audiovisual sector - an overview
Intended as a free working tool to accompany the reading of the IRIS Plus on “Diversity and inclusion in the audiovisual sector” this IRIS Bonus is the result of the desk research done for the preparation of the IRIS Plus and the preliminary workshop for the analysis of the topic.