Freedom of expression and media pluralism are core values of the European Union and enshrined in Article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
The media landscape is currently subject to rapid evolution and changes, resulting in the need for a large debate on the role of the EU. Against this background and as a result of a broad range of actions, a report has been finalised by an independent expert group, the High Level Group (HLG) on Media Freedom and Pluralism. This report also evidenced the need for a separate debate regarding the independence of audiovisual regulatory bodies. Therefore, two consultations are carried out in parallel, one regarding the findings of the HLG and a further one regarding the independence of the audiovisual regulatory authorities.
You are invited to participate in both consultations:
Period of consultations: from 22/03/2013 to 14/06/2013
Please note that French and German language versions of the consultations are also available.
Green Paper - Preparing for a Fully Converged Audiovisual World: Growth, Creation and Values
The Green Paper invites stakeholders including viewers and internet users to share their views on the changing media landscape and borderless internet in particular on market conditions, interoperability and infrastructure, and implications for EU rules.
The Green Paper does not pre-suppose any action, but in following up, the Commission might explore regulatory and policy responses, including self-regulation.
The Green Paper contains questions for consultation to which respondents can reply by email or by postal mail.
Responses are welcome until the end of August 2013.
Please send your responses to: CNECT-CONVERGENCE-AV@ec.europa.eu
Directorate- General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Office BU25 05/181
B- 1049 -Brussels
Period of consultation: from 24/04/2013 to 31/08/2013
The Green Paper is available in PDF format in the following languages:
You can also find it in other formats on eur-lex.