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Press releases, September 16, 2022

“Media Freedom Act must be amended to live up to its original intention”, say European publishers

Brussels, 16 September 2022 The EU is proposing a “Media Freedom Act” to protect the independence of media in the…

Press releases, July 5, 2022

Guide for Journalists on Documenting International Crimes

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 5 July 2022- The Centre for Law and Democracy and News Media Europe are thrilled to launch…

Press releases, June 16, 2022

Big tech’s self-imposed rules on fighting fake news treat symptoms, not causes

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 16 June 2022- European news publishers fear that the platform’s proposals to tackle online fake news, the…

Press releases, April 27, 2022

New EU legislation hits back at abuse lawsuits and empowers the free press

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 27 April 2022-  Today, European press publishers applaud legislation tackling abusive lawsuits against public participation, also known as “SLAPPs”….

Press releases, April 23, 2022

New European internet rules: putting an end to the wild wild west?

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 23 April 2022- The adoption of new European internet rules today will lead to a more trust…

Press releases, March 24, 2022

European media warn big tech to comply with EU digital market rules or face legal action

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 24 March 2022- Media markets are about to witness a revolution in their difficult relationship with big…

Press releases, February 25, 2022

European press publishers call for safety of journalists following Russian invasion of Ukraine

STATEMENT -Brussels, 25 February 2022- In a conflict as serious as the one unfolding in Ukraine, free and unhampered reporting…

Press releases, January 20, 2022

The European Parliament fails to deliver a strong Digital Services Act

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 20 January 2022- Today, the European Parliament plenary adopted its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA). The text…

Press releases, January 18, 2022

The Digital Services Act must safeguard freedom of expression online

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 18 January 2022- Imagine a world where platforms can censor negative news about themselves, where they can…

Press releases, December 16, 2021

European Parliament’s DMA vote paves the way for a future-forward media sector

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 15 December 2021- A broad coalition from the European media sector, including public and commercial broadcasters, radios…

Press releases, December 14, 2021

European press urges European Parliament to protect editorial content integrity and online advertising revenues

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 14 December 2021- Today, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) committee adopted its report on the…

Press releases, December 7, 2021

News publishers hail new VAT rules that allow for zero-rating of journalistic publications

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 7 December 2021- Today, EU Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) adopted important amendments to the EU VAT Directive which…

Press releases, November 25, 2021

News publishers call on policy makers to focus on bringing meaningful transparency to citizens in relation to political advertising

PRESS RELEASE –Brussels, 25 November 2021- News Media Europe takes note of today’s proposal for a Regulation on the transparency…

Press releases, November 25, 2021

European Media call on co-legislators to protect editorial content integrity and free media in the Digital Services Act

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 25 November 2021- Today, EU Ministers adopted the Council’s General Approach on the Digital Services Act (DSA)….

Press releases, November 25, 2021

Media sector calls for remaining loopholes in the Digital Markets Act to be addressed during trialogue

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 25 November 2021- The European media sector, through the voice of public and commercial broadcasters, radios and…

Press releases, November 19, 2021

Victoria Svanberg assumes Presidency of News Media Europe

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 19 November 2021- Victoria Svanberg, chairman of Swedish publishing group NWT Media, is the new President of…

Press releases, September 16, 2021

European press publishers call on European Commission to stay strong on implementation of Recommendations

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 16 September 2021- Today, the European Commission unveiled its Recommendation for the Safety of Journalists in Europe….

Press releases, July 27, 2021

European news media asks Member States to transpose smart copyright rules

Brussels, 27 July 2021 On 26 July the European Commission started infringement proceedings against 23 Member States for failure to transpose the…

Press releases, June 22, 2021

European press publishers encouraged by EU antitrust probe into Google ad-tech

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 22 June 2021- The European Commission opened today an antitrust investigation to assess whether Google is abusing its dominant…

Press releases, June 7, 2021

European publishers slam delays in implementation of Copyright Directive

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 7 June 2021- European press publishers association News Media Europe slams the late transposition of the European…

Press releases, May 26, 2021

European press publishers insist on press freedom safeguards in the reviewed Disinformation Code of Practice

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 26 May 2021- In response to the European Commission’s Guidelines reviewing the Code of Practice on Disinformation…

Press releases, May 19, 2021

Czech publishers association Asociace Online Vydavatelu (Association of online publishers) joins News Media Europe

PRESS RELEASE -Prague / Brussels, 19 May 2021- Czech publishers association Asociace Online Vydavatelu (Association of online publishers) joins News…

Press releases, April 30, 2021

European Commission sends Statement of Objections to Apple following Spotify complaint

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 30 April 2021- News Media Europe applauds the European Commission’s decision to send Apple a Statement of Objections,…

Press releases, February 22, 2021

Europe’s press publishers & Microsoft call for Australian-style arbitration mechanism in Europe to ensure tech gatekeepers remunerate press publishers fairly for use of content

PRESS RELEASE -22 February 2021- Europe’s press publishers and Microsoft today agreed to work together on a solution to ensure…

Press releases, February 11, 2021

News Media Europe reacts to Member States’ common approach on the ePrivacy Regulation

PRESS RELEASE  –Brussels, 11 February 2021– EU Member States agreed on a common approach to the ePrivacy Regulation proposal which…

Press releases, December 15, 2020

News publishers: “DSA and DMA are a missed opportunity to rebalance online ecosystem”

PRESS RELEASE  –Brussels, 15 December 2020– News publishers speak of a missed opportunity following today’s announcement of the Digital Services…

Press releases, December 3, 2020

News publishers optimistic about European Commission’s plans to defend media freedom and sustainability

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 3 December 2020- Today, the European Commission released two important and complementary strategies for the news industry:the…

Press releases, November 26, 2020

News Media Europe reaction to European Parliament’s resolution on strengthening media freedom

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 25 November 2020- A week before the publication of the European Democracy Action Plan, the European Parliament’s…

Press releases, November 19, 2020

Press publishers welcome the EU Council Conclusions on safeguarding a free and pluralistic media system and warn against trust indicators and the promotion of public communications on mega platforms

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 19 November 2020- European newspaper and magazine publishers across Europe welcome the EU Council Conclusions on safeguarding…

NME news, October 27, 2020

Joanne McGreevy appointed Vice President at News Media Europe

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 27 October 2020- Joanne McGreevy, Marketplace Publisher at Reach Ireland, joins Brussels-based trade association News Media Europe…

Press releases, October 21, 2020

European Parliament votes on future of internet; news publishers concerned about the future of professional journalism

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 21 October 2020-  The European Parliament adopted yesterday evening three own-initiative reports on the Digital Services Act…

Press releases, October 8, 2020

European news media celebrate decision by the Paris Court of Appeal on the French publishers’ right

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 8 October 2020- News Media Europe welcomes today’s decision of the Paris Court of Appeal, confirming the obligation for…

Press releases, October 1, 2020

Google News Showcase launched today is no substitute for the EU publishers right

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 1 October 2020- Google announced today the launch of a $1 billion investment to support news publishers…

Press releases, September 24, 2020

News Media Europe supports the Coalition for App Fairness

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 24 September 2020- News Media Europe supports the Coalition for App Fairness (https://appfairness.org) that was launched today…

Press releases, June 26, 2020

News Media Europe reaction to Google’s licensing programme for news

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 26 June 2020- Google announced yesterday that it will launch later this year “a licensing programme to support the news…

Press releases, June 16, 2020

European news media support European Commission decision to open a formal probe following Spotify’s complaint against Apple

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 16 June 2020- News Media Europe applauds the decision of the European Commission to open a formal…

Press releases, April 9, 2020

News Media Europe welcomes the ruling of the French Competition Authority requesting Google to negotiate with press publishers for the reuse and remuneration of press content

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 9 April 2020- News Media Europe welcomes the ruling of the French Competition Authority requesting Google to…

Press releases, February 3, 2020

Statement on Brexit by the Chairman of the Legal, Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee of the NMA Lord Guy Black

“Although the UK is leaving the European Union, there will continue to be fundamental issues affecting UK news media companies…

Events, December 4, 2019

Europe’s media sectors call on new Commission to deliver a comprehensive EU media strategy

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 3 December 2019- In a joint conference organised today and opened by Vice President Jourová, representatives of…

Press releases, December 2, 2019

News Media Europe publishes EU media policy vision for 2019 – 2024      

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 2 December 2019- News Media Europe publishes EU media policy vision for 2019 – 2024       Ahead of…

Press releases, November 27, 2019

Croatian news publishers join News Media Europe

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 27 November 2019- The Croatian news publisher association HUP-Udruga Novinskih Izdavača joined News Media Europe as an…

Press releases, June 5, 2019

News Media Europe President Fernando de Yarza appointed President of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 4 June 2019 – Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, President of News Media Europe and CEO of…

Press releases, April 17, 2019

European Parliament supports political agreement reached on the Platforms-to-Business (P2B) Regulation, news industry hails increased transparency

PRESS RELEASE – Strasbourg, 17 April 2019 – Today, MEPs in Strasbourg supported the interinstitutional agreement reached on the Platforms-to-Business…

Press releases, March 26, 2019

European Parliament votes to adopt an EU Copyright Directive fit for the 21st century

PRESS RELEASE – Strasbourg, 26 March 2019 – MEPS HAVE VOTED FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR OUR INDEPENDENT PRESS, FOR…

Press releases, March 12, 2019

NME welcomes political agreement on the Whistleblower Directive, cautions that protection afforded to whistleblowers going straight to the press strikes a delicate balance

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 12 March 2019- Yesterday, the European Council, Parliament and Commission reached a political agreement on a proposed…

Press releases, February 26, 2019

MEPs take a democratic step closer to a fair and sustainable internet

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 26 February 2019 – The European Parliament’s JURI (Legal Affairs) committee took a democratic step closer…

Press releases, February 13, 2019

EU Regulators give Vote of Confidence for Future of Europe’s Independent Press and Professional Journalism

PRESS RELEASE  – Brussels, 13 February 2019 – Europe’s press publishers, represented by EMMA (European Magazine Media Association), ENPA (European…

Press releases, February 11, 2019

Joint Statement of Creators and Rightholders on the Copyright Directive

Brussels, 11 February 2019 JOINT STATEMENT OF CREATORS AND RIGHTHOLDERS ON THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE Time to improve and adopt the…

Press releases, February 8, 2019

Size really does matter: Member States agree Mandate for Copyright Trilogue but not all Press Content is Protected

PRESS RELEASE  – Brussels, 8 February 2019 – Europe’s press publishers, represented by EMMA (European Magazine Media Association), ENPA (European…

Press releases, February 8, 2019

European Press Publishers call upon Member States to adopt Mandate for Copyright Reform to Proceed

PRESS RELEASE  – Brussels, 8 February 2019 – EUROPEAN PRESS PUBLISHERS CALL UPON MEMBER STATES TO ADOPT MANDATE FOR COPYRIGHT…