The Articles of the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) (Proposal 16.9.2022)



Article 6, Duties of media service providers providing news and current affairs content


1. Media service providers providing news and current affairs content shall make easily and directly accessible to the recipients of their services the following information:

(a) their legal name and contact details;

(b) the name(s) of their direct or indirect owner(s) with shareholdings enabling them to exercise influence on the operation and strategic decision making;

(c) the name(s) of their beneficial owners within the meaning of Article 3, point 6 of Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council.


2. Without prejudice to national constitutional laws consistent with the Charter, media service providers providing news and current affairs content shall take measures that they deem appropriate with a view to guaranteeing the independence of individual editorial decisions. In particular, such measures shall aim to:

(a) guarantee that editors are free to take individual editorial decisions in the exercise of their professional activity; and

(b) ensure disclosure of any actual or potential conflict of interest by any party having a stake in media service providers that may affect the provision of news and current affairs content.


3. The obligations under this Article shall not apply to media service providers that are micro enterprises within the meaning of Article 3 of Directive 2013/34/EU.



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