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European newspaper and magazine publishers welcome EU Commission's launch of consultation on publishers' rights

EMMA, together with other European Newspaper and Magazine Publishers’ Associations - ENPA, EPC and NME - today welcomed the European Commission’s launch of a public consultation “on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain”. This consultation is an important step at a time when the role and the value of the press needs more than ever to be recognized in a global digital and media environment.

Summary of Future Media Lounge session on AVMSD published

Following last month's Future Media Lounge session, "A media framework for the 21st century: is regulatory convergence necessary?", the Future Media Lab. team has produced a brief summary of the event, which looked into the reform of the European Commission's Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).

EDAA's OBA Self-Regulation Programme extends into Mobile

The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) announces today the launch of New Mobile Principles, adapting the EU Self-Regulatory Programme on Online Behavioural Advertising to the mobile environment.

European newspaper and magazine publishers welcome EU Commission's launch of consultation on publishers' rights

EMMA, together with other European Newspaper and Magazine Publishers’ Associations - ENPA, EPC and NME - today welcomed the European Commission’s launch of a public consultation “on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain”. This consultation is an important step at a time when the role and the value of the press needs more than ever to be recognized in a global digital and media environment.

New Leadership Team at Ringier Axel Springer Media AG takes up work

A newly created team under the leadership of CEO Mark Dekan will from now on steer the development and implementation of strategy at Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, one of EMMA's Corporate Members. The team is made up of top managers from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Serbia, each holding distinct responsibilities. The introduction of this new market-centric organization aims at interlinking local operations with the overall strategy of the Group.

Getting in touch with DG CONNECT: an interview with Lorena Boix Alonso

In a recent interview published on the Future Media Lab. blog, Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of Unit, Converging media and content, DG CONNECT in the European Commission shares her insights about the converging media world and how DG CONNECT is supporting innovation, media diversity and freedom in Europe. 

On "Data Protection Day" EMMA reinforces publishers' ongoing commitment to the respect of data protection rights

Today, 28 January, marks "Data Protection Day", which commemorates the signing of the Council of Europe Convention, known as the “108 Convention”, in January 1981. On this occasion, EMMA would like to underline its members’ ongoing commitment to the respect of fundamental privacy and data protection rights.

Future Media Lab.: Interview with Roberto Viola, Director General of DG Connect

On 26 January 2016, EMMA's think tank, the Future Media Lab., will be hosting its 6th annual conference, this year on the topic of technology and audience engagement. In the run-up to the event, the Future Media Lab. team conducted an interview with Roberto Viola, Director General of DG Connect in the European Commission and one of the panellists at the event.

Provisional agreement reached on the Trade Secrets Directive: journalists and media associations acknowledge improvements to the original draft

An agreement was reached on Tuesday 15 December between the European Parliament and the Council on the controversial draft Trade Secrets Directive. After intense debates, the final text improve the legal certainty as regards the exception for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information but journalists and media associations will remain vigilant.

Future Media Lab. Launches New Innovation Project: AEMII

The Future Media Lab., EMMA’s think tank on media innovation and public policy, launched a new innovation project earlier this week: Accelerating European Media Innovation and Insights (AEMII: www.aemii.eu). The project is an open media sector technology acceleration platform, developed by European media players for Europe’s media sector.

Agreement on the GDPR: European Press Publishers remain cautious with regard to the application of the future Regulation

Following today’s vote in the European Parliament committee for Civil Liberties (LIBE), press publishers in Europe, represented by ENPA and EMMA, would like to underline their main priorities in the context of the agreement achieved during interinstitutional negotiations on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

EMMA's Future Media Lab. hosts first Summit for its AEMII project: Accelerating European Media Innovation and Insights

Today, 14 December, the Future Media Lab. kicked off it's innovation project - Accelerating European Media Innovation and Insights (AEMII) - by hosting a meeting with digital media strategy decision makers and providers of innovative technologies for media companies from across Europe. Eight publishers from Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland were present for the meeting, as well as five innovation partners.

This week's Future Media Lab. news round-up now online!

This week's Future Media Lab. news round-up covers a lot of interesting points for publishers. In this edition, read about everything from the experiences publishers have had with Facebook's Instant Articles, to the European Commission's new action plan on copyright, to the rise of paywalls in Europe and even the possibility of native virtual reality ads. Not to be missed! 

EU Copyright Action Plan published

The European Commission has published a Communication entitled “Towards a more modern, more European copyright framework”, which it describes as a "political preview" that will be translated into legislative proposals and policy initiatives in the next six months. (See here for more details of the Communication, as well as the Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on online content portability).

Human Rights Day: EMMA celebrates freedom of expression in Europe

EMMA joins the global community in celebrating “Human Rights Day”, which commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948. In its Article 19, it upholds press freedom as a pillar of a free and democratic society (“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”)