In the series of conferences on “Pluralism and Responsibility. Media in the Digital Society”, media players from all over Europe look at current challenges facing the European media landscape and discuss possibilities for shaping it in the future.
The focus session of the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) aims to dig into the regulatory framework and practices related to video-sharing platforms (VSPs) in Europe. According to the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) from autumn 2018, and the extension of its scope to cover VSPs for the first time, various kinds of websites and live-streaming services are required to take appropriate measures to protect children from harmful content and protect the public from harmful and illegal content. What regulatory approaches are needed and how can they be implemented?