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IRIS 2010-9:1/30

Croatia

New Media Rules

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Nives Zvonarić

Agencija za elektroničke medije, Novo Cice

The Electronic Media Law (“Law”) came into effect on 29 December 2009 whereby, pursuant to Article 88, Paragraph 2, the Council for Electronic Media had been required to adopt new secondary legislation. Accordingly, the following Rules have been adopted:

- Pursuant to Article 37, para. 6 of the Law the Rules on Detailed Criteria for Determining which Audiovisual and/or Radio Programmes are to be Considered as Own Production, in effect since 17 April 2010 (Official Gazette No. 43/10);

- Pursuant to Article 40, para. 3 of the Law the Rules on Croatian Audiovisual Works, in effect since 17 April 2010 (Official Gazette No. 43/10);

- Pursuant to Article 42, para. 2 of the Law the Rules on the Criteria and Manner of Increasing the Share of European Works, in effect since 17 April 2010 (Official Gazette No. 43/10);

- Pursuant to Article 44, para. 2 of the Law the Rules on the Criteria and Manner of Increasing the Share of European Audiovisual Works by Independent Producers, in effect since 17 April 2010 (Official Gazette No. 43/10);

- Pursuant to Article 64, para. 6 of the Law the Rules for the Methods and Procedures of the Public Tender for Co-financing Audiovisual and Radio Programmes from the Resources of the Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity of Electronic Media, as well as for the Criteria for the Allocation of those Resources and the Method of Supervising their Utilisation and the Production of the Relevant Programmes (“Rules on the Fund”), in effect since 17 April 2010 (Official Gazette No. 43/10);

- Pursuant to Article 75, para. 6 of the Law the Rules on the Register of Media Service Providers, in effect since 17 April 2010 (Official Gazette No. 43/10);

- Pursuant to Article 41, para. 3 of the Law the Rules for Exercising the Right to Correction in Programmes of Audio and Audiovisual Media Service Providers, in effect since 17 April 2010 (Official Gazette No. 43/10);

- Pursuant to Article 73, para. 3 of the Law the Rules for the Content and Procedure of the Public Tender for Granting Concessions for Providing Television and Radio Services, in effect since 24 April 2010 (Official Gazette No. 46/10);

- Pursuant to Article 75, para. 5 of the Law the Rules on Obligations to Pay Fees, Relevant Amounts and the Methods of Paying, in effect since 24 April 2010 (Official Gazette No. 46/10);

- Pursuant to Article 12 of the Rules on the Fund the Decision on the Method of Evaluation of Tender Bids for the Allocation of the Resources of the Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity of Electronic Media, in effect since 7 June 2010 (Official Gazette No. 53/10);

- Pursuant to Article 26, para. 4 of the Law the Rules on the Protection of Minors, in effect since 21 May 2010 (Official Gazette No. 60/10);

- Pursuant to Article 22, para, 3 and Article 3 of the Law the Rules on the Minimum Conditions for Providing Audio and Audiovisual Media Services as well as on Keeping Broadcasting Logs, in effect since 5 June 2010 (Official Gazette No. 66/10).

References
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