09 December, 2022
ETNO position paper on the European Media Freedom Act
ETNO strongly welcomes the initiative of the European Commission in adopting the proposal for a European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), as a free and open media is a fundamental part of our democracy. Furthermore, as the media and entertainment landscape continues to evolve, it is important that consumers’ possibility to choose from a wide range of media options is protected.
We wish to highlight, however, a limited number of issues in the proposed EMFA, namely on the content of media service providers on very-large online platforms (VLOPs); the right to customisation of the media offer; and, state-owned entreprises and the implication for state advertising rules, which we consider deserving specific attention in the ensuing legislative debate.