Launch of the EU Health Prize for Journalists & Save the date for the DG SANCO Seminar on 5 December 2012 in Brussels

The 4th edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists is launched. All journalists are invited to submit their articles published in print or online media in any EU Member State between 25 July 2011 and 31 July 2012. Submissions are open until 31 July 2012. The articles must relate to one of the 13 health topics (click here to see the rules), on active and healthy ageing or on smoking cessation.

Publishers welcome the European Commission’s approach on Google

The European Magazine Media Association, EMMA, welcomes the decision of the European Commission to give Google a last chance to offer remedies with respect to concerns that it gives preference to its own content compared to content of third parties, such as publishers.

"In Europe iPad may mean iPay" - interview with EMMA Executive Director

Rights Direct did a follow up interview with EMMA Executive Director Max von Abendroth on the Future Media Lab.. This podcast provides a brief overview of the magazine media landscape in Europe, how e-tablets change the magazine business and why copyright is so important for magazine publishers. Please don't hesitate to discuss elements of this interview with us.

EMMA appoints three Honorary Vice-Presidents – for fair framework conditions for a free press in Europe

The European Magazine Media Association, EMMA, representing 15.000 magazine publishers across Europe, introduces today three Honorary Vice-Presidents, acting and former CEOs of publishing houses from different EU Member States, who are committed to leading a dialogue with European politicians on the appropriate legislative framework for Europe’s press sector.

European Magazine Media Night in Brussels impressed with highest level key note speeches

About 200 participants from the European Institutions, Europe’s magazine media and other stakeholders from across Europe attended the European Magazine Media Night on 28 February in Brussels. European Commissioner Barnier, demonstrating his support for the Berlin Declaration on the Future of the Digital Press, which EMMA launched 1 year ago, highlighted in his keynote speech four key requirements for the press and its digital future.

Future Media Lab. to be kicked off on 29 February

More than 75 media experts from across Europe registered already for the kick-off session of the Future Media Lab. on 29 February 2012 in Brussels. Keynote speakers and panelists include representatives of Facebook, Google, Samsung, paper manufacturer Sappi, Axel Springer, the editor-in-chief of Elsevier magazine (NL), VUB and Rights Direct.

Welcome Patrick de Borchgrave as Vice-Chairman of EMMA

Patrick de Borchgrave is Director of International Affairs of the biggest Belgian media company Roularta Media. In his role as Chairman of EMMA’s Corporate Advisory Group and therefore member of the Executive Committee of EMMA and as Chairman of the Belgian magazine publishers association, The Ppress, Patrick has a long history with the European representation of the magazine media sector.

Make or break time for Europe’s magazine media ahead of key EU proposals

Magazine Publishers across Europe today emphasised that upcoming EU initiatives could either help make or break their businesses, in particular the digital offerings that have resulted from hundreds of millions of euros of investment, as they re-launched their European representation (FAEP) as the European Magazine Media Association: EMMA.

Media and advertising industry leaders along with leading EU decision makers met at the European Parliament

Last night’s Media Lounge debate in the European Parliament tackled the core question for creative industries in Europe: do European policy makers want to maintain a creative Europe or do they want a Europe that will only consume creative works from outside Europe as regulation outpaces innovation and competition in the creative sector against global competitors.