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The digital age: European audiovisual policy

A report from the high level group on audiovisual policy, established by the European Commission, DG X, in 1997 to participate in the general review of Community audiovisual policy, is now available. This high level group had the task of reflecting on future audiovisual policy...
A report from the high level group on audiovisual policy, established by the European Commission, DG X, in 1997 to participate in the general review of Community audiovisual policy, is now available. This high level group had the task of reflecting on future audiovisual policy guidelines for the EU.

The group aimed to address a number of specific questions:

- How can the European content production industry get the most out of expected developments?
- How can authorities at European and national level contribute to helping European industry rise to industrial, cultural and societal challenges?
- The role of the public broadcasting sector in the new environment;
- What consideration should be given to the general public interest, particularly with regard to ethical issues, in order to safeguard the European approach to society?

The report is made up of the following sections:

- The media and the European model of society;
- Improving the competitiveness of the European audiovisual industry;
- The role of public authorities in the media;
- From the command system to free market competition: the prospects for the audiovisual industry in Central and Eastern Europe;
- Summary of recommendations.
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