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Protection of Commercial Speech and Broadcasting

Advertising and competition law

The European Court has extended the guarantees of Article 10 of the Convention, which covers freedom of expression, to matters related to commercial speech and arising out of limitations on advertising and the application of competition law in certain types of disputes.

Media market players

Furthermore, as demonstrated by many judgments of the Court, Article 10 offers an effective mechanism for the protection of players in the media market, including publishing houses, newspapers, TV-channels, radio stations and journalists.

The following matters fall, inter alia, within the scope of the Convention:

  • Advertising

  • Unfair competition

  • Broadcasting regulations