Ensuring a Fair Digital Single Market

Independence of Media Regulators

Brussels, 7th December 2015


A debate on the ongoing revision of the Audio-Visual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) and the independence of media regulatory authorities, as outlined in Article 30 of the Directive. The aim of this session is to provide MEPs and other stakeholders with an overview of the key challenges to be addressed in the revision. The European Commission recently conducted a public consultation (closed 30 September 2015) and is currently preparing revisions to the Directive which will then be submitted to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The session will be hosted by Sabine Verheyen MEP and will include contributions from Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of Unit, Converging Media and Content in DG Connect, European Commission; Madeleine de Cock Buning, Vice Chair, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media (ERGA); and Dr Wolfgang Schulz, Research Lead, INDIREG and Professor, Hans-Bredow-Institut. The session will be introduced and chaired by Dr Sally Broughton Micova, Lecturer in Political Communication at the University of East Anglia and Fellow at the LSE Media Policy Project and Giovanni Melogli, Lead Campaigner, European Media Initiative.