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European Media Policy – the June issue

NEWSLETTER | 7 June 2022

Welcome to a new issue of our European Media Policy newsletter

Some of the contents:

  • In the EU, there has been much concern about Russian disinformation and censorship lately. But what about the EU’s own actions in the onging information war?
  • In April, EU measures against SLAPPs – lawsuits to silence journalists and others who speak up to inform the public – were finally presented. Some concerns remain.
  • Much applause when the EU institutions recently reached an agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA), the new landmark rulebook to tackle the spread of illegal content and protect people's fundamental rights online. But a last-minute addition caused alarm.
  • The EU Commission has proposed rules to fight child sex abuse online, a victory for child protection advocates but a worry for privacy defenders, journalists and others who value encryption.
  • Soon, Google searches may look quite different when gatekeeper companies can no longer rank their own products and services more favourably than those of competitors. This is but one of the changes that could come about when the recently agreed Digital Markets Act (DMA) comes into force.

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European Media Policy is a newsletter published by Nordicom and edited by Anna Celsing. Published three times a year, it focuses specifically on developments in media policy at the European level, such as new proposals for legislation, debates in the European Parliament, recently taken or impending policy decisions, EU studies in the field, and so forth.

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