Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.132 - European Convention on Transfrontier Television

Nature of declaration : Authorities
Status as of 16/07/2019

France

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of France, dated 18 December 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 December 2006 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 19, paragraph 2, of the Convention, France designates the two following authorities:

- the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA) – Pursuant to the Law No. 86-1067 of 30 September 1986 on the freedom of communication, the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA) "guarantees the exercise of freedom of audiovisual communication concerning radio and television (…), encourages free competition and the establishment of non-discriminatory relations between editors and providers of service, as well as quality and diversity of programmes".

- the Direction du Développement des Médias, under the authority of the Prime Minister (DDM) – Pursuant to the Decree No. 2000-1074 of 3 November 2000, the Direction du Développement des Médias (DDM) defines and implements the government's policy for the development and pluralism of medias and information society services; as such, it elaborates, inter alia, the legislation concerning audiovisual communication; moreover, the DDM takes part in European and international negotiations in relation with the regulation of medias and information society services; in the framework of its functions, it participates to the meetings of the Standing Committee of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television which is responsible for following the application of the Convention.
Period covered: 22/12/2006 -
Articles concerned : 19


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