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The work of the Media Authorities is based on interstate treaties at the national level and on directives, agreements and conventions at the European level. There are also numerous other aspects of legislation that impact on the work executed by the Media Authorities.

Legal Basis

Here is where you can download some of the documents forming the legal basis of our activities, as well as further information in English.

Legislation

  • Preview of PDF File Interstate Media Treaty

    Interstate Media Treaty

    PDF January 2024
    MStV english version non-official translation
  • Preview of PDF File Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Human Dignity and the Protection of Minors in Broadcasting and in Telemedia

    Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Human Dignity and the Protection of Minors in Broadcasting and in Telemedia

    PDF January 2024
    JMStV english version

Guidelines

  • Preview of PDF File FAQ for media intermediaries on the subject of transparency

    FAQ for media intermediaries on the subject of transparency

    PDF October 2023
  • Preview of PDF File Labelling of advertising in online media

    Labelling of advertising in online media

    PDF May 2022
    Guideline of the Media Authorities
  • Preview of PDF File Journalistic due diligence in online media

    Journalistic due diligence in online media

    PDF April 2021
    Information leaflet for anyone publishing content on the Internet
  • Preview of PDF File When do I need a broadcasting licence?

    When do I need a broadcasting licence?

    PDF April 2021
    Checklist for TV Broadcaster
  • Preview of PDF File Classification of streaming services on the internet

    Classification of streaming services on the internet

    PDF November 2018
    Checklist for web TV broadcaster
  • Preview of PDF File Information sheet on the notification requirement for media platforms and user interfaces

    Information sheet on the notification requirement for media platforms and user interfaces

    PDF February 2023
    Notification requirement for media platforms and user interfaces
  • Preview of PDF File Information sheet: Differentiation between media intermediaries and media platforms

    Information sheet: Differentiation between media intermediaries and media platforms

    PDF November 2021
  • Preview of PDF File Political advertising in broadcasting and telemedia

    Political advertising in broadcasting and telemedia

    PDF June 2021
    Information Sheet about what does „political advertising“ or „advertising of a political nature“ mean
  • Preview of PDF File Guidelines for the labels and perceptibility of these in scripted reality formats

    Guidelines for the labels and perceptibility of these in scripted reality formats

    PDF September 2014

Reports

  • Preview of PDF File Strengthening democtratic competence

    Strengthening democtratic competence

    PDF April 2024
    The challenge of artificial intelligence and the conveyance of media literacy Executive Summary
  • Preview of PDF File Types of disinformation and misinformation

    Types of disinformation and misinformation

    PDF September 2020
    Various types of disinformation and their dissemination from a communication science and legal perspective Executive Summary