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European provisions


Television services

European Convention on Transfrontier Television   bul.gif (1235 bytes)
Protocol Amending The European Convention On Transfrontier Television  bul.gif (1235 bytes)
new(2).gif (106 bytes) Television Without Frontiers Directive(unofficial consolidated text) bul.gif (1235 bytes)

1. "The Digital Age: European Audiovisual Policy."  Report from the High Level Group on Audiovisual Policy, chaired by Commissioner Marcelino Oreja

2. 98/560/EC: Council Recommendation of 24 September 1998 on the development of the competitiveness of the European audiovisual and information services industry by promoting national frameworks aimed at achieving a comparable and effective level of protection of minors and human dignity

3. COM(97)623   Green paper on the convergence of the telecommunications, media and information technology sectors, and the implications for regulation towards an information society approach.

4. Directive 97/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 1997 amending Council Directive 89/552/EEC on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities

5. Commission Directive 95/51/EC of 18 October 1995 amending Directive 90/388/EEC with regard to the abolition of the restrictions on the use of cable television networks for the provision of already liberalized telecommunications services

6. Directive 95/47/Ec of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the use of standards for the transmission of television signals

7. 95/564/EC: Council Decision of 22 December 1995 on the implementation of a training programme for professionals in the European audiovisual programme industry (Media II - Training)

8. 95/563/EC: Council Decision of 10 July 1995 on the implementation of a programme encouraging the development and distribution of European audiovisual works (Media II - Development and distribution) (1996- 2000)

9. Commission Directive 95/51/EC of 18 October 1995 amending Directive 90/388/EEC with regard to the abolition of the restrictions on the use of cable television networks for the provision of already liberalized telecommunications services

10. Commission Directive 94/46/EC of 13 October 1994 amending Directive 88/301/EEC and Directive 90/388/EEC in particular with regard to satellite communications

11. Directive 95/47/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the use of standards for the transmission of television signals

12. Council Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission

13. Council resolution of 22 July 1993 on the development of technology and standards in the field of advanced television services

14. Council Decision of 22 July 1993 on an action plan for the introduction of advanced television services in Europe

15. Council Directive 92/38/EEC of 11 May 1992 on the adoption of standards for satellite broadcasting of television signals 

16. Council Resolution of 27 June 1994 on a framework for Community policy on digital video broadcasting (94/C 181/02)

17 Council Directive 89/552/EEC of 3 October 1989 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities

18. Council Decision of 7 December 1989 on the common action to be taken by the Member States with respect to the adoption of a single world-wide high-definition television production standard by the Plenary Assembly of the International
Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR) in 1990 (89/630/EEC)

19. Council Decision of 27 April 1989 on high - definition television

20. Council Decision of 7 June 1988 accepting, on behalf of the Community, the recommendation of the Customs Cooperation Council of 13 June 1985 on the temporary admission of radio and television production and broadcasting equipment

21. Council Decision of 22 December 1986 on standardization in the field of information technology and telecommunications

22. Council Directive 86/529/EEC of 3 November 1986 on the adoption of common technical specifications of the MAC/packet family of standards for direct satellite television broadcasting


Radio services

1. Commission Decision of 17 July 1995 on a common technical regulation for public land-based European radio
message system (ERMES) receiver requirements

2. Council recommendation of 9 October 1990 on the coordinated introduction of pan-European land-based
public radio paging in the Community

3. Council Directive 90/544/EEC of 9 October 1990 on the frequency bands designated for the coordinated introduction of pan-European land-based public radio paging in the Community

4. Council resolution of 28 June 1990 on the strengthening of the Europe-wide cooperation on radio frequencies, in particular with regard to services with a pan-European dimension


Advertisement

1. Directive 97/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 1997 amending Directive 79/112/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs

2. Commission Directive 95/42/EC of 19 July 1995 amending Directive 93/102/EC amending Directive 79/112/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs for sale to the ultimate consumer

3. Commission Directive 93/102/EC of 16 November 1993 amending Directive 79/112/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs for sale to the ultimate consumer

4. Council Directive 92/28/EEC of 31 March 1992 on the advertising of medicinal products for human use

5. Council Directive 89/395/EEC of 14 June 1989 amending Directive 79/112/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs for sale to the ultimate consumer

6. Council Directive 84/450/EEC of 10 September 1984 relating to the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning misleading advertising

 



National Acts and Regulating Bodies

  1. Australia Broadcasting Services Act
  2. Austria (Telecommunication Act, Press Act)
                    Case of Oberschlick v. Austria (no. 2)
  3. Belgium - Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique
  4. Canada Radio and TV Act
        Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
        Canadian Broadcasting Act
        Radio Regulations, 1986
        Television Broadcasting Regulations
        Pay Television Regulations
        Canadian Broadcast Standards Council
  5. Dennmark new(2).gif (106 bytes) The Radio and Television Broadcasting Act No. 138 of February 19, 1998
        Executive Order No. 489 of June 11, 1997 concerning Radio and Television Advertising
    and Programme Sponsorship.

        The Film Act No. 186 of March 12, 1997.
        Media Law Collection   
  6. France Telecommunication Act
  7. Finland Radio Act
                    Radio Decree
  8. Hungary Act on Radio and Television Services
                    Media Law in Hungary
                    National Radio and Television Commission
  9. Germany Telecommunication Act
                      German Federal Law to Regulate the Conditions for Information and Communications Services
                     Staatsvertrag über den Rundfunk im vereinten Deutschland
  10. Greece Ministry of Press and Mass Media
  11. Ierland new(2).gif (106 bytes) The Independent Radio and Television Commission
  12. Italian Radio and TV Act
        Legislative Decree no. 74 of January 25th 1992  Enactment of European Directive no. 84/450/CEE on deceptive advertising
        Collection of Italian Media Law (in Italian)
  13. The Netherlands Media Authority
                      Mediawet
                      Mediabesluit
  14. Lithuania new(2).gif (106 bytes) Law on the National Radio and Television
  15. Russia Media Laws
                        Federal Office for TV and Radio Broadcasting
  16. Singapore Broadcasting Authority Act
  17. Spain Liberalization of Telecommunications
  18. United Kingdom Broadcasting Act 1996
                      The Satellite Television Service Regulations 1997
                      The ITC Code of Advertising Standards and Practice 1995
                          Controll of Misleading Advertisements Regulations 1988
  19. USA Telecommunication Act 1996 resource
                   Communications Decency Act     Reno v. ACLU
                   Storred Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Act
                   The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  20. Hong Kong - Legal Framework of the Convergence
  21. new(2).gif (106 bytes) Turkey - Law on the Establishment of Radio and Television Enterprises and Their Broadcasts Law No. 3984 of 20 April 1994

Journalist Codes of Ethics

1. EthicNet   Databank of European Codes of Journalism Ethics

2. Asia Media Ethics by the University of Wollongong, Australia

3. Codes of Ethics Online

4. Press Complaint Commission United Kingdom

5. Minnesota News Council

6. Codes of Ethics Canada

7. American Code of Ethics

8. Codes of Ethics of Lithuanian Journalists

9. Society of professional Journalists/SIGMA DELTA CHI Code of EthicsS

10.Web Ethics


Bulgarian Drafts

1  Bulgarian National Radio and Bulgarian National Television Act (in English) Rajchevski

2. Bulgarian National Radio and Bulgarian National Television Act (in Bulgarian) Rajchevski

3. Radio and TV Act (in Bulgarian) Svobodno slovo

 

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