About us

31.08.2012 12:05

About the Council

The National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) is an independent, autonomous institution that represents the public interest in the field of electronic mass media. The Council supervises the compliance of the operations of electronic mass media with the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, Electronic mass media law and other relevant legislation.

The National Electronic Mass Media Council works according by Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, Law of Electronic mass media  and other regulations.

The Council follows international changes and developments in audiovisual policy, and is responsible for producing the National Strategy for the Development of the Electronic Mass Media. It is a member of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA) and regularly takes part in its meetings. The Council also participates in conferences, seminars and discussions organised by European organisations, such as the European Commission, Council of Europe and other regulatory authorities. The NEPLP works closely with the Lithuanian and Estonian regulators.

State budget is providing necessary finances for all NEPLP acts, including provision of the public service remit. The request of the Council's budget until submission of the draft budget law to the Cabinet not be amended wtihout co-ordianation with the Council.