Country Focus: Greece
Greece takes the helm of Observatory for 2010
12/01/2010 - The European Audiovisual Observatory has announced that Greece will hold its Presidency for 2010.
Greece is represented in the Observatory’s governing body, the Executive Council, by Mr Rodolfos Moronis, Executive Director of the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute (IOM). Moronis was elected President of the Observatory for 2010 at the Executive Council’s meeting in Brussels on the 4th of November last year.
"We need the Observatory’s facts and figures more than ever in order to make sense of the rapid evolutions in the various media markets” he stated, adding that “the Observatory’s expertise in data gathering, processing and distribution could, in the long term, be applied to geographical areas outside of Europe as this intelligence is vital for our understanding of other territories."
The Strasbourg-based Observatory, part of the Council of Europe, collects and distributes information about the cinema, television, video and audiovisual media service markets in Europe, from both a statistical and legal point of view.