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Belgium/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.7 Mass media

Flemish Community

  • Decrees concerning Radio and Television Coordinated on 25 January 1995.

French-speaking Community of Belgium

  • Decree of 26 March 2009 on audio-visual media services, coordinated version (BG 24 07 2009).
  • Decree of 14 July 1997 on the status of Belgian radio and television in the French-speaking Community of Belgium (RTBF) (BG 28 o8 1997).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 8 June 2004 designating the events of major interest and setting out the arrangements for their access by the public of the French Community by the use of a free-access television broadcasting service (BG 06 09 2004).
  • Order by the Government of 3 December 2004 on the transparency of broadcasting service editors (BG 10 03 2005).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 21 December 2012 approving the fourth management contract for Belgian radio and television in the French Community for the years 2013 to 2017 inclusive (BG 01 03 2013).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 15 September 2006 setting out the criteria and arrangements for the award of operating subsidies to local television stations (BG 07 12 2006).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 3 December 2004 setting out the arrangements for the payment of the contribution by television broadcasting service editors to the Cinema and Audio-visual Centre (BG 21 12 2004).
  • Order by the Government of 2 October 2008 setting out the arrangements for the contribution by television broadcasting service editors to the production of audio-visual works in the form of co-production or pre-purchase (BG 03 12 2008).
  • Royal decree of 10 January 1992 regulating radio broadcasting on frequency modulation in the band 87.5 Mhz - 108 Mhz (BG 20 03 1992).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 30 April 2003 assigning an obligatory right of distribution on cable to the service ‘TV5 France-Belgique-Suisse’ edited by S.A. ‘TV5 Monde’ (BG 04 09 2003).
  • Order by the Government of the French Community of 27 May 2009 regulating the arrangements for subsidies to associative radio broadcasters and those with a cultural or continuing education remit (BG 09 03 2010).
  • Decree of 31 March 2004 on aid granted to the daily written press in the French language and the development of initiatives by the daily written press in the French language in schools (BG 13 05 2004).

German-speaking Community

  • 27.06.1986 – Decree on the Belgian Radio and Television Centre of the German-speaking Community;
  • 07.02.1994 – Decree on Assistance to Daily Newspapers; and
  • 26.04.1999 – Media Decree.

Chapter published: 02-12-2014

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