The Ministry of Education and Culture is considering lifting the ban on advertising alcohol and tobacco products, RÚV reports. A majority of the committee on independent media proposed the change, publishing a report on the matter this past January. The committee states the advertisements could present a large source of income for independent media in Read More →

Rossen, I., Pettigrew, S., Jongenelis, M., Stafford, J., Wakefield, M., and Chikritzhs, T. (2017). Evidence on the nature and extent of alcohol promotion and the consequences for young people’s alcohol consumption. Report prepared for the Mental Health Commission by the WA Cancer Prevention Research Unit, Curtin University School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Perth, Western Read More →

ess Live Drinks firms could be liable for harm done by drunks 26 February 2018; Linda Ensor Wheels are turning: Department of Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October speaks at a parliamentary committee meeting. He says it will take two to three weeks to finalise the proposed liquor law. Picture:   The Department of Health Read More →

February 7, 2018 11.12 Europe/London By Julian Clover   Plans by Sweden to impose a ban on alcohol advertising on two UK-based broadcasters is not compatible with European law. Previously the Myndigheten för radio och TV had asked its UK counterpart Ofcom to put pressure on the broadcasters, understood to be Viasat (TV3, TV6 and Read More →

Sweden might be next in line to restrict alcohol marketing online. On 15 January 2018, a white paper on alcohol marketing in digital media was presented to the Swedish government. The white paper proposes a ban on alcohol advertising on social media. Most countries in Europe have some statutory limits to alcohol advertising due to Read More →