Our News

/Our News
Our News2019-06-05T15:00:16+00:00
205, 2019

Unease about World Cup expansion puts spotlight on labour rights in the middle east

May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , |

FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s ambition to expand the World Cup to another country has not been welcomed by human rights groups who have criticised the labour conditions in Qatar. Kuwait is the only nation in the region on good diplomatic terms with Qatar willing to host the world cup at such short notice. If FIFA members agree to expand [...]

1804, 2019

Copyright Directive – Final adoption by the Council

April 18th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , |

The European Union's two-year review of the Copyright Directive finally reached its conclusion with new content protection for the news industry, but a lack of support for a ‘neighbouring right’ for sports organisations. For the European news industry its consumers and partners, the ‘publisher right’ and ‘news agency right’ along with other measures will address the loss of internet [...]

1504, 2019

News Media Coalition shares major public policy platform with the sport sector

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , , , , , |

News Media Coalition shares major public policy platform with the sport sector The dangers of online piracy of copyright content to the news media sector and sport broadcasting were given high profile at the EU Sport Forum (April 8/9). During a key debate, the News Media Coalition set out the case for continued recognition of news content copyright and the [...]

804, 2019

World Anti-Doping Agency recognsises importance of investigative journalism

April 8th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: |

Sébastien Gillot, Director of the European Office & International Federation Relations, World Anti-Doping Agency, spoke of the value and worth of the ARD (a joint organisation of Germany's regional public-service broadcasters) investigation into athlete doping in Austria and German. Mr Gillot made these remarks at the European Union Sport Forum, the European Union's No 1 event for sporting stakeholders [...]

2603, 2019

European Parliament approves the Copyright Directive

March 26th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

Members of the European Parliament voted in sweeping new copyright protection for content creators. By 348 votes to 274 the Parliament adopted long-debated copyright proposals which will ensure internet platforms reward creativity and better police unlicensed and commercially-exploited third party content. The adopted proposals included a ‘publisher right’ protection for published products and  ‘news agency Right’ for their content [...]

1103, 2019

Time to adopt the Copyright Directive

March 11th, 2019|Categories: Home News Ticker|Tags: , |

A broad creative industry grouping of 244 organisations including the News Media Coalition is rallying votes in favour of the new European copyright. The trade organisations and their members want the policy to balance reward for creativity with individual social media use of content and a fairer internet. With the crucial parliamentary vote on the European Copyright Directive weeks [...]