Joint call of American media associations for fair remuneration of the press
Eighteen trade associations representing more than 40,000 news publishers from North and South America - including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina - made this week a joint call for coherent approaches at a global level to enforce a right that is based on copyright and antitrust regulations.
This initiative is an unprecedented call for the defence of the values of professional journalism in the Digital Ecosystem.
The EU is seen in the joint letter as one of the pioneers with the adoption of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market which creates a neighbouring right for press publishers.
In addition, the Digital Markets Act is mentioned as a way to prevent large digital platforms from abusing their market power.
As the world is watching developments in the EU closely, the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) and the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) call on European governments to take the time to improve the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposals so that they truly fit with their ambition to restore balance in the digital ecosystem.
Ilias Konteas, EMMA and ENPA Executive Director says: “What we currently see being rushed at Council fails to meet the necessary level of ambition. Member States must be conscious of the risk of missing a chance to lead world developments when it comes to regulation of gatekeeper platforms.”
The signatory organizations are Inter American Press Association (IAPA), World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Iberoamerican Telecommunications Organization (OTI), Grupo de Diarios América (GDA), International Association of Broadcasting (IAB), News Media Canada (NMC, Canada), News Media Alliance (NMA, USA), Media AllianceMx (Mexico), Honduran Media Association (AMC, Honduras), Media Association of Jamaica (MAJ, Jamaica), Dominican Society of Newspapers (SDD, Dominican Republic), Information Media Association (AMI, Colombia), Ecuadorian Association of Newspaper Editors (AEDEP, Ecuador), Peruvian Press Council (CPP, Peru), National Association of Newspapers (ANJ, Brazil), National Press Association (ANP, Bolivia), National Press Association (ANP, Chile), and Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities (ADEPA, Argentina).