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The Regulatory Framework for Audiovisual Media Services in Russia

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published The Regulatory Framework for Audiovisual Media Services in Russia as part of the IRIS Special series. “Russia is by far the largest European television market outside the area where E.U. law applies. The country’s approximately 17% share of the entire European population means that the Russian television market has remarkable economic potential. Against this background, it is also all the more considerable how little information has been published outside Russia on the legal bases of, and conditions applying to, this market.

“This publication entitled The Regulatory Framework for Audiovisual Media Services in Russia in the IRIS Special series closes this gap. It provides a detailed analysis of the bases and regulatory framework for broadcasting in Russia and discusses in this context the adaptation of the legal framework to new audiovisual media services, drawing attention to the big differences between the E.U. and Russia and pointing out that these differences are due to the fact that the pace of development of digital media services in Russia is still slow.

“The publication, which has been written by Andrei Richter, director of the Moscow-based Institute for Media Law and Media Policy and one of Russia’s outstanding media specialists, provides a comprehensive and precise picture of the regulation of broadcasting in Russia,” according to the European Audiovisual Observatory.

The 68 page document is available in English, French, and German. It may be ordered from the European Audiovisual Observatory.

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