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.
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.
This report by the European Audiovisual Observatory describes the rules concerning financial obligations for VoD services in the EU with a close look to the national transposition of the AVMS Directive. (This is an updated version of the report originally published on 18/05/2022)
This new report provides a detailed examination of the current legal framework regulating online advertising.
This annex to the IRIS Plus 2022-02 provides information, sources and links on the transposition of Articles 13, 16 and 17 of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive in EU, EFTA and the UK.
IRIS Themes - Vol. III - Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists. Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (2022 edition)
This revised edition contains summaries of over 360 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 note explains the European legal background for suspension of the broadcasting of RT and Sputnik in the EU.
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.