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EFADs Position Paper on the AVMS Directive

Following EFADs plenary meeting in Karlovy Vary on 6 July 2016, members agreed on a position paper regarding the European Commission’s revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). The EFADs supports the Commission’s overall objective as it is a positive first step towards the creation of a fair level playing field between new online and existing players. However, EFADs believes there are still some areas where clarifications are needed and where the proposal could go further. This concerns five key areas which are the country of origin principle (financial contributions), European quotas and prominence, film education and literacy, the protection of minors and transparency.

Read our Position Paper