India: NGO criticizes Premier League cricket team for alcohol sponsorship
May 14th, 2013
HRIDAY - SHAN a Delhi based NGO has complained to the Indian Information and Broadcasting Ministry that the Royal Challengers, a Premier League cricket team from Bangalore, is directly advertising alcohol through sponsorship. The club is sponsored by (and received its name from) liquor brand Royal Challenge, as well as a vodka brand. One of the complaints is that the alcohol branded shirt sponsors infringe on the Cable Television Networks rules during sports broadcasts.
Turkish government planning alcohol advertising ban
May 14th, 2013
The Turkish government has prepared a draft law that would ban alcohol advertising. Officials describe the initiative as an effort to protect children. However, critics argue it could undermine the separation of state and religion.
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New Fact Sheet: Testing content restrictions in self-regulation codes
10 March 2013
In 2010, the five NGOs participating in the AMMIE project selected 84 alcohol marketing practices that appeared to be in violation of existing national rules for self-regulation. We filed complaints against these practices at the national Alcohol Advertising Committees, who are to decide whether these complaints are to be upheld (or not).
Trendreport: Super strong beers in Europe
19 December 2012
Beers with a high alcohol content are prevalent throughout Europe. They are also easily accessible, relatively inexpensive and often packaged in ‘super-sized’ containers (up to bottles of three litres).