EDF Webinar: Towards Ambitious Transposition of Audiovisual Media Services Directive
The webinar will aim to:
provide an overview of the Directive, including its scope, objectives, monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, the role of the national regulators and the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA);
advise organisations of persons with disabilities, among other stakeholders, on how to effectively advocate for an ambitious transposition of the European Directive with stronger provisions on accessibility and protection of consumers with disabilities in national law.
Marie Denninghaus: EDF Policy Coordinator
Lara Orlandi: Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), Unit I1 – Audiovisual & Media Services Policy
Alejandro Moledo: EDF Policy Coordinator
Date and time:
Thursday, 6 February 2020; 14:00 – 15:00 (CET)
The webinar will provide International Sign interpretation and real-time captioning (English). The webinar will be recorded and shared later for those who cannot join.
The Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) creates an EU-level framework to coordinate national legislation on all audiovisual media, both traditional TV broadcasts and on-demand services (for example, Netflix, Amazon Video, Now TV).
It sets out requirements on aspects such as prohibition of hateful and discriminatory speech based on disability and other grounds, protection of minors, independence of national regulatory bodies, and the promotion of European audiovisual productions.
The revised AVMSD, was adopted in November 2018, and contains stronger provisions on accessibility of audiovisual media content, and the prevention of discrimination on the ground of disability in audiovisual services. EU countries must transpose the Directive into national law by 19 September 2020. They now have the unique opportunity to further advance audiovisual media accessibility and consumer protection against discrimination and hate speech. Now is therefore also the time for disability advocates to act to ensure strong national laws.
Looking forward to your participation. For questions, please reply to this email.
Mher Hakobyan (he/him)
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