The French Court of Appeal upheld a decision by the French competition authority, which had called for fairer negotiations with publishers in France on the subject of ‘neighbouring rights’ – a key element outlined in the EU Copyright Directive. The court dismissed all of Google’s arguments, concluding that the authority’s “injunction does not impede the improvements and innovations offered by [...]
Fabrice Fries, CEO of AFP, has written an op-ed calling for the neighbouring rights of the press to be upheld, in advance of the Paris court of appeal decision on Thursday. This is a fundamental struggle for the press: on Thursday 8 October, the French Court of Appeals is expected to rule on the validity of the emergency measures imposed by [...]
News editors in South Africa have called upon SA Rugby to remove restrictions placed on the news media as the country prepares for a return to play after a six-month hiatus caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. In a press release published on Thursday (September 25) the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF), a not for profit industry body committed to [...]
Measures aimed at combatting widespread piracy of live broadcast of sport need to avoid damaging the role of the News Media in reporting on events, the European Parliament was told yesterday (22/09/20). Industrial-scale piracy of live match footage has badly hit the market in commercial broadcast media content rights and MEPs sitting on the European Parliament’s Culture Committee yesterday debated [...]
Australian Associated Press is to relaunch news agency operations on August 1st following a successful sale to a philanthropic consortium. The new chief executive, Emma Cowdroy, who is a Director of our organisation, the News Media Coalition, said the sale has ensured the AAP newswire, “a little known national treasure, will continue to deliver news content for all Australians”. Emma [...]
In order to support an economically sustainable News Media, organisers of events of high public and news interest are expected to observe the following fundamental 'free press principles' of this News Media Freedom Charter as drawn up by the News Media Coalition.