Welcome to a new issue of our newsletter European Media Policy, providing an up-date on policy developments at the European level.
Some of the contents in this December issue:
- Soon low tax rates can be applied not only to printed but also to digital publications
- The increasing spread of fake news on the internet has been much condemned by heads of government and many others.
- Policymakers are demanding more transparency and accountability of digital platforms, which in recent months have been under fire for helping to spread false information and censoring content.
- In September the EU Commission finally presented its modernized copyright rules. Much debated is a new right for publishers.
- Policy makers are very concerned about the increasing violence against journalists. Ensuring safety for journalists is a serious concern for the EU, shows a recent report.
- All EU Citizens, whether in the countryside or in cities, must have access to basic broadband and fundamental internet services, says the EU Commission which recently proposed new telecom rules.
Download: European Media Policy 3-2016 (PDF)