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Latest press releases

European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free report on the circulation of European films in cinemas, on TV and VoD

European cinemas are showing more European films than TV or VOD

06/03/2018 Strasbourg

European films are crossing borders in cinemas, on television and on VOD in Europe. This is the conclusion of our latest report.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free IRIS Special report!

How are journalists and their work protected by law in Europe?

01/03/2018 Strasbourg

It’s high time to be reminded that national laws within Europe contain provisions to protect journalists and their work: the so-called “media privilege”. The European Audiovisual Observatory has just analysed the protection of media privilege for journalists offered by national law within Europe.

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free IRIS Plus report!

How do deposit systems safeguard Europe’s film and video content?

22/02/2018 Strasbourg

Europe’s film and TV archives are treasure chests of our audiovisual memory. But what does the regulatory framework around depositing audiovisual works in Europe’s archives actually stipulate?

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European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new free analysis

The number of European films released outside of Europe up by 8.5% in 2016

20/02/2018 Strasbourg

The Observatory has launched the up-date of its “Circulation of European films” report in time for the Berlinale. It analyses the performance of European films over a five-year period (2012 – 2016)

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European Audiovisual Observatory releases first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2017

Cinema attendance in the EU confirms strength in 2017

15/02/2018 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival the European Audiovisual Observatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2017.

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Films of the latest Observatory workshops and conferences

Creators in Europe’s Screen Sectors – Sketching Present and Future Challenges - 7 June 2022

The European cinema sector - diverging paths? - 20 May 2023

FOCUS 2023: Key Trends in the Film Sector - 19 May 2023



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