"No government ought to be without censors;
and where the press is free no one ever will."
The Media Council is the independent regulatory authority for audio-visual media in the German-speaking Community of Belgium and was created following the implementation of the EU directives by the decree of June 27th, 2005.
It is a body governed by public law and has its own legal capacity. Its rules of procedure were approved by the government on May 15th, 2007.
It is the 50th member of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA).