EMMA & ENPA welcome joint call of Media Associations across the American Continent for Fair Remuneration of the Press
Eighteen trade associations representing more than 40,000 news publishers from North and South America - including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina - made this week a joint call for coherent approaches at a global level to enforce a right that is based on copyright and antitrust regulations.
This initiative is an unprecedented call for the defence of the values of professional journalism in the Digital Ecosystem.
The EU is seen in the joint letter (below) as one of the pioneers with the adoption of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market which creates a neighbouring right for press publishers.
In addition, the Digital Markets Act is mentioned as a way to prevent large digital platforms from abusing their market power.
As the world is watching developments in the EU closely, the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) and the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) call on European governments to take the time to improve the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposals so that they truly fit with their ambition to restore balance in the digital ecosystem.
Ilias Konteas, EMMA and ENPA Executive Director says: “What we currently see being rushed at Council fails to meet the necessary level of ambition. Member States must be conscious of the risk of missing a chance to lead world developments when it comes to regulation of gatekeeper platforms.”
The European Magazine Media Association, is the unique and complete representation of Europe’s magazine media, which is today enjoyed by millions of consumers on various platforms, encompassing both paper and digital formats.www.magazinemedia.eu
The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) is the largest representative body of newspaper publishers across Europe. ENPA advocates for 14 national associations across 14 European countries, and is a principal interlocutor to the EU institutions and a key driver of media policy debates in the European Union.www.enpa.eu