ANCs draft bill promising to ban alcohol advertising in South Africa may be crossed through after intensive lobbying by the alcohol industry. Instead the political party is now calling for stricter regulations on alcohol outlets. South African newspaper The Saturday Star reports that the alcohol industry’s protests against ANCs plans did not fall on deaf Read More →

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2015 is the year that the EUs Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) will be put under review and is expected to be updated significantly. Currently, the AVMSD is the only law regulating media throughout the whole EU. IOGT-NTO, UNF, EUROCARE and EUCAM  think the 2015 review of the AVMSD is the perfect opportunity to improve Read More →

Author: Olivia Belt, Korene Stamatakos, Amanda J. Ayers1 Victoria A. Fryer, David H. Jernigan and Michael Siegel Title: Vested interests in addiction research and policy. Alcohol brand sponsorship of events, organizations and causes in the United States, 2010–2013 Journal: Addiction, 109: 1977–1985. doi: 10.1111/add.12727 Abstract Background and Aims: There has been insufficient research attention to the alcohol industry’s Read More →

EUCAM signalised new trends in alcohol marketing in a youth friendly sporting context in 8 European countries. The recent FIFA World Cup in 2014 was an excellent opportunity for alcohol producers worldwide to promote their products and experiment with new media strategies. A frequency analysis suggests an alcohol brand reference was visible every minute during Read More →

Author: Bridget Kelly, Louise A Baur, Adrian E Bauman, Lesley King, Kathy Chapman and Ben J Smith Title: Views of children and parents on limiting unhealthy food, drink and alcohol sponsorship of elite and children’s sports Journal: Public Health Nutrition / Volume 16 / Issue 01 / January 2013, pp 130-135. Published online: 11 May 2012 A pdf version Read More →