EU - Commission proposes new Recommendation on protection of minors and human dignity +/-
(RAPID) The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of minors and human dignity and the right of reply in the European audiovisual and information services industry. This Recommandation is a follow-up to the second evaluation report of 12 December 2003 on the 1998 Recommendation of the Council on the protection of minors and human dignity in audiovisual and information services. Viviane Reding, European Commissioner in charge of Education, Culture and Audiovisual, said: "The new Recommendation builds upon the original 1998 Recommendation, which remains valid. The proposal addresses questions of media literacy (e. g. media education programmes), the cooperation and the sharing of experience and good practices between self-, co- and regulatory bodies, which deal with the rating or classification of audiovisual content and action against discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in all media, and the right of reply in a cross media approach."