Iris Network


The Observatory collects the information contained in IRIS – Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory with the help of the IRIS network. The network currently includes two partner institutions and more than 100 correspondents from all over Europe and various international organisations.


Your European Audiovisual Observatory contacts for IRIS are:

Dr. Maja Cappello
Head of Department for Legal Information

Sabine Bouajaja
Assistant, Department for Legal Information


The following partner institutions cooperate with the Observatory:

Institute of European Media Law (EMR)
Franz-Mai-Str. 6


Tel.: +49 / (0) 681 99 275 11


Institute for Information Law (IViR)
Roeterseilandcampus, Building A, 5th floor
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Prof. Dr Tarlach MCGONAGLE
Tel.: +31(0)20 525 3370


IRIS Network Correspondents

The names of the IRIS network correspondents and the institutions that they represent always appear beneath the title of the articles they have written. IRIS network correspondents include professors and staff of various research institutes, employees of regulatory authorities, government ministries and broadcasters, as well as other representatives of the audiovisual industry, lawyers and association staff, to name just a few examples. They are all experts in legal issues relevant to the audiovisual sector in the territory (usually a country or region) that they cover. They are all required to report objectively and factually, referring to original sources in their articles.

In partnership with the existing IRIS network, we constantly strive to broaden the network.