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The paper gives the reader an idea of how both complex and urgent it is to obtain from the tech giants a fair contribution to the economy of the countries where their wealth is created. By providing a big picture of the current scenario, this report describes how different regulatory frameworks in the world have addressed (or are trying to address) the taxation of global companies' revenues and digital services. We also touch upon the recent developments of the OECD's "base erosion and profit shifting" measures, the progress of the Inclusive Framework and its plan to deliver a long-term solution by 2020.

More about the report and download links here.



In the wake of the European Commission's unprecedented fine of 2,42 billion euros for abuse of its dominant position, the Media Policy department within WAN-IFRA decided that it was time to compile a comprehensive briefing on how Google’s antitrust troubles are spreading around the world, who is winning and who is losing, and why.  Link to the report here.




Press Subsidies

This report represents a comprehensive effort at an outlook on the different ways the news media is supported by the public sector the world over.

We hope this report will enable our members to compare their local situations with the global trends on this increasingly topical issue, and to fine-tune their lobbying at national level.

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Our report presents a general overview of the landscape in the EU concerning lowered value-added tax (VAT) rates, the most common form of indirect state subsidy available to the newspaper industry in the EU.

Read more about the report here, and download the full report below.


Right to be forgotten

WAN-IFRA's report on the topic looks into what was really decided in May 2014 and what are the potential implications. We hope that this report will contribute to a better-informed debate, and to a deeper investigation of the next steps.

The report analyses in detail the specificities of the judgment, and subsequently examines its extraterritorial implementation. A chapter is dedicated to the principles that traditionally enabled the extraterritorial enforceability of law, as well as their application in the EU Privacy Directive and in the CJEU ruling.

The conclusion proposes certain reflections on the aftermath of the decision, which could constitute the starting point of a process that brings the protection of privacy forward into the new millennium.

To read more higlights of the report, see here. Download the full report below.





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Elena Perotti


2016-02-10 17:13

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WAN-IFRA follows the developments relating to a variety of policy issues affecting the news media industry today. Read more ...