A regional conference on Audiovisual Media Services and the role of Media Regulatory Authorities was held on 9-10 September in Igalo. This conference was organised within the Regional Action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South East Europe – JUFREX 2, now a part of the EU/CoE joint programme Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey, implemented by the Council of Europe.
The event offered a platform for discussion on provisions of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive, new obligations and capacities of regulatory authorities, new services, protection of minors, disinformation, regulation of online media and independence of media regulatory bodies - relating challenges and possible joint actions.
JUFREX 2 builds upon the results achieved during a previous joint EU/CoE regional programme JUFREX - Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe. This event supported the established co-operation between media regulatory authorities from the region aiming at further capacity building, exchange of information and networking between peers from the region.