Committee on Culture and Education – Concomitant expertise for an own-initiative report ‘Europe’s Media in the Digital Decade: An Action Plan to Support Recovery and Transformation’, requested by CULT Committee, commissioned and managed by the Policy Department– Q&A session with Arthur Le Gall from Kea European Affairs

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Brussels, 27 May 2021,

In December 2020, the Commission launched its Action Plan to support the recovery and transformation of the media and audio-visual sectors particularly hit by the coronavirus crisis. The CULT Committee has decided to draw up an own-initiative (INI) report on ‘Europe’s Media in the Digital Decade: An Action Plan to Support Recovery and Transformation’ to give its political priorities to the executive ahead of the implementation of the Action Plan.

On 27 May 2021 was held a Q&A session with expert providing a concomitant expertise aiming to support the work of the CULT Committee on the INI report. The Q&A session accompanied an exchange of views on the report and focused on the following issues:

  • rationale for a common approach for news and audiovisual sectors
  • data accessibility for financing opportunities
  • transposition of the Copyright Directive
  • critical press reporting and media freedom restrictions
  • legitimacy and need for an independent European news agency

Watch video of the event (with multilingual interpretation):

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