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Issue # 57
17 February 2017
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AVMS: Broadcasters and disability organisation draw up common recommendation on future EU rules for audiovisual access

On 14 February ACT, EBU and EDF released a common proposal to introduce progressive and sustainable measures for the delivery of accessible audiovisual programmes in Europe. These measures will enhance the accessibility of TV programmes for persons with disabilities, in particular via subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, audio description, spoken subtitles and sign language interpretation, also known as access services.

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Canal+ Group: Vivendi joins the alliance to better protect minors online

The Vivendi Group has defined empowerment and protection of young people in their use of digital media among its three strategic CSR issues. The Group joined the Alliance to Better Protect Minors Online and signed its Statement of Purpose in order to take part in the debates and anticipate the possible impacts of the actions taken on its activities. 

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Mediaset renews its commitment to create a safe environment for kids online

In her intervention at the Safer Internet Day Conference hosted by the Italian NRA AGCOM in Rome, Gina Nieri, Mediaset’s Executive Director, highlighted that the internet is an important means for freedom and growth and added that effective measures should apply to all operators, across all digital platforms, in order to ensure a consistent level of protection of minors online.

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MTG Group: Sold out in 7 minutes - Women in Tech 2017!

MTG is proud to be a lead sponsor of Women in Tech for the fourth consecutive year. The event will be held on 8 March 2017 in Stockholm. It seeks to inspire women to consider a future in technology by providing an open forum for participants to share experiences and make connections.

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RTL Group: Safer Internet, Safer Kids!

In the context of youth protection on the internet, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and Super RTL declared their support for the basic guidelines of the ‘Alliance to better protect minors online’, a major self-regulatory initiative to address harmful content, harmful conduct and harmful contact online. 

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Sky supports Safer Internet Day

To support and celebrate Safer Internet Day, Sky publishes a video created from Sky Academy workshops that raises young people’s concerns and ideas and offers advice from experts and how people can unite for a better internet.

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