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20/12/2011

US Senate hearings voice regret at ICANN decision on internet domain names

The US Senate has held two hearings* to discuss the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decision to increase the availability of generic top level domains (gTLDs), due to come into force on 12 January 2012.
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20/12/2011

Spanish warn against possible Antena 3 / La Sexta merger

The Spanish Advertiser Association (AEA) has warned against a possible merger between TV channels Antena 3 and La Sexta. If the merger were to take place, 85.6% of TV investments would be controlled by only two groups, a situation that that could risk resulting in a less competitive landscape as well as a loss of quality content.
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20/12/2011

SARFT imposes new TV advertising rules in China

China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has introduced new, more restrictive rules for advertising during TV drama programming, which will come into effect in 2012. The news is likely to have a major impact for advertisers in China.
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20/12/2011

New Zealand QSRs tackle health issues

On the invitation of the Association of New Zealand Advertisers (ANZA) and the New Zealand's Food Industry Group (FIG), leading quick service restaurant (QSR) brand owners gathered at the NZ Heart Foundation's offices in Auckland in November to discuss the industry's response to the country's health challenges.
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20/12/2011

Turks hold Advertising Symposium on advertising self-regulation

On 30 November, the Turkish Advertiser Association (RVD) held a symposium in collaboration with the Turkish advertising agencies association and the advertising self-regulatory organisation (SRO).
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08/12/2011

Leading global alcohol producers launch global Guiding Principles for Responsible Beverage Alcohol Marketing

Representing 11 leading global alcohol producers, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP; www.icap.org) today announced the release of Guiding Principles for Responsible Beverage Alcohol Marketing.
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01/12/2011

How the UN weighed in on food marketing + WFA Webinar

“NCDs are 'the AIDS' of our generation”
Member of Young People's NCD Action Network, Moscow, April 2011
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