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The representation of diversity

The representation of diversity

Since 2006, at the time of a modification of the law of September 30th, 1986 relating to the freedom of communication, the Council is in charge of the representation of diversity of the French company in the audio-visual mediums. The Council had been already seized by the subject by 1999. The mission assigned to the CSA aims all the audio-visual supports, whether it is television or the radio.


At the time of the world Day of cultural diversity for the dialogue and the development celebrated on May 21st, here the key dates during which the CSA engaged on this subject:


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Key dates

  • 2006 - Law of March 31st, 2006 known as “law for the equal opportunity”

  • 2007 - Creation by the Council of a working group on diversity and an Observatory of diversity

  • 2009 - Law of March 5th, 2009 relating to the audio-visual communication and the new public service of television

  • March 11th, 2008 - Creation of the Observatory of diversity in the audio-visual mediums

  • November 10th, 2009 - Deliberation of the Council fixing the framework of annual commitments of the diffusers