ENPA Calls On The EU To Recognise The Value Of Creative Content And Ensure Respect For Copyright In The Digital Environment

ENPA, representing publishers of newspapers and news media in Europe, is please to announce that Mr Ivar Rusdal has been re-elected today as ENPA President for another two-year term, at the association’s General Assembly in Dublin. Mr Rusdal is CEO of Jaeren Avis, a regional newspaper group in Norway.

Mr Rusdal said: “In the current discussions as copyright, it is vital for politicians to recognise that creative content is the very core of our business. Investment in quality and¬†authoritative¬†content is essential to the future success of the newspaper iindustry working across all platforms.”

“The news media sector has a great future ahead of it because never before have so many people read, used and referred to out content. Publishers need legal certainty and respect for copyright in order to thrive in the future, as creators, producers and distributors of professional content. In this way, newspapers can continue to informs, educate and engage debate in European society,” added Mr Rusdal.

The ENPA General Assembly adopted the Dublin Resolution calling on the EU to recognise the value of creative content and ensure respect for copyright in the digital environment.

Mr Sean Kelly, an Irish Member of the European Parliament (European People’s Party/Fine Gael), was also a special guest speaker at the ENPA General Assembly. Mr Kelly, who is currently rapporteur for the report on data protection in the Industry Comittee of the European Parliament, stressed the vital role of newspapers and press freedom in democratic society.


For further information, please contact:

Francine Cunningham

ENPA Executive Director

E: francine.cunningham@enpa.be

T: 0032 478 26 1995


Martin Kala

EU Legal Advisor

E: martin.kala@enpa.be


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