IRIS Newsletter

IRIS – Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory - reports monthly on the most important legal developments for the audiovisual industry in 39 European countries.


This new publication series from 2015 covers a selection of topics that are high on the European regulatory agenda, offering comparative and reliable information on a chosen topical issue in the perspective of the ongoing reforms of the legal framework on European and national level.

IRIS Special

The publications in the IRIS Special series tackle current issues in media law and related legal fields.


   IRIS Themes

This publication series gives overviews on standards and case law governing the audiovisual sector and uses the content provided by the IRIS Merlin database and other free-of-charge information resources.


   IRIS Extra

IRIS Extra covered topical issues that were of particular relevance in the Russian landscape during Russia’s membership of the European Audiovisual Observatory from 15 December 1992 until its membership ceased on 23 March 2022. The scope of the IRIS Extra series is currently being revised


   IRIS Bonus

IRIS Bonus provides additional working material collected in-house or provided for by the network that we make available as received because of its complementary value to our publications.


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