News Media Europe

European Media issue joint statement on the Digital Markets Act

NME news , May 26, 2021

News Media Europe and other EU media associations have issued a joint statement on the European Commission proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA). The full statement is available here.

The joint statement encourages the swift adoption of the DMA proposal with targeted improvements and a clear focus on gatekeepers. In addition, it provides critical commentary on 8 issues of major importance for the broader European media sector:

  • Scope
  • Timing
  • Opt-in for personal data combination
  • Access to data generated by intermediating between end users and business users
  • Audience measurement
  • Unfair bundling and tying of services
  • Self-preferencing & third-party favouritism
  • Fair and non-discriminatory general conditions of access

For further information, please contact:

Wout van Wijk (Executive Director):

Iacob Gammeltoft (Policy Manager):

News Media Europe represents the progressive news media industry in Europe – over 2,500 media companies including newspapers, radio, television and internet. News Media Europe is committed to promoting the freedom of the press, enhancing the freedom to publish, and to championing the news brands, which are one of the most vital parts of Europe’s creative industries.