Strasbourg, 26 September 2009

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BUREAU OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE
ON THE MEDIA AND NEW COMMUNICATION SERVICES

(CDMC-BU)

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Meeting of 24 and 25 September 2009
Council of Europe, Agora building, Strasbourg
(Room G.05)

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Meeting report

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Items 1 and 2. Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

1. The Bureau adopted the agenda, as set out in Appendix II. The list of participants is set out in Appendix I. The meeting was chaired by Ms Delia Mucică (Romania).

2. Mr Jeroen Schokkenbroek, Head of the Human Rights Development Department in the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs (DGHL), opened the meeting and welcomed the participants. He referred to the outcomes of the Reykjavik Ministerial Conference and to the directions for future work proposed in the new Action Plan and other documents. He informed the Bureau of the next formal steps to be taken: the Secretary General's report on the Ministerial Conference will soon be considered by the Committee of Ministers (first within the Rapporteur Group on Human Rights on 6 October and then by the Deputies on 21 October) with a view to taking follow-up decisions. Regarding work on neighbouring rights, while some states have expressed support (Japan), the European Commission is not expected to be given a negotiating mandate in the foreseeable future. Mr Schokkenbroek suggested that this area might be less closely linked to the core values and activity of the Council of Europe than other CDMC priorities.

Mr Schokkenbroek also mentioned the proposals developed by the working Group of the CDMC on the creation of a means to promote the respect of Article 10 indicating that, given its relevance to the Council of Europe core values of democracy and human rights, this work should be accorded high priority.

About CDMC working methods and a multi-stakeholder approach, and referring to Mr Philippe Boillat’s speech in Reykjavik and to the examples of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), Mr Schokkenbroek considered that these methods can be inspiring for other sectors of the Council of Europe. He also mentioned the success of the second edition of EuroDIG ten days earlier in Geneva. He also referred to proposals by the Acting Secretary General for the Council of Europe to provide secretariat support for EuroDIG and for the Committee of Ministers to appoints a “thematic coordinator” for information society and Internet governance. Without prejudging the Secretary General’s decisions, Bureau members expressed their view that EuroDIG’s Secretariat should be close to the CDMC’s Secretariat, as should a structure designed to provide Council of Europe wide support and coordination for information society and internet governance work.

3. The Bureau expressed the hope that there would be strong member states' support for the Secretary General's proposals concerning follow-up to the Reykjavik conference during Committee of Minister's discussions.

3. Decisions of the Committee of Ministers of interest to the work of the CDMC

4. The Bureau noted that, on 8 July 2009, the Committee of Ministers had adopted the Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)5 on measures to protect children against harmful content and behaviour and to promote their active participation in the new information and communication environment. It also noted the Committee of Ministers’ invitation to “the Secretary General to examine ways in which the Council of Europe could facilitate the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)5 and to report back to their Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H) in due course”. This invitation follows a CDMC request that efforts be made and steps taken in this connection. Transversal secretariat meetings will be organised within the Council of Europe, probably in the first half of October, to explore this matter further.

5. The Bureau also took note of the fact that, during the abovementioned meeting, the Committee of Ministers:
- adopted the terms of reference of the bodies reporting to the CDMC, namely, the Committee of Experts on New Media (MC-NM), the Ad hoc Advisory Group on Public Service Media Governance (MC-S-PG), the Ad hoc Advisory Group on Cross-border Internet (MC-S-CI), and the Ad hoc Advisory Group on Protection of Neighbouring Rights of Broadcasting Organisations (MC-S-NR); and
- took note of the abridged reports of the 9th and of the 10th meetings of the CDMC.

- PACE Recommendation 1878(2009) on the funding of public service broadcasting
- Draft comments by the CDMC on PACE Recommendation 1878(2009)017

6. The draft CDMC comments on this PACE Recommendation 1878(2009) were prepared by Andris Mellakauls. They were circulated electronically to CDMC members for comments and suggestions by 21 September. The Bureau examined the proposed comments and, subject to certain changes, recommended that the CDMC adopts them during its upcoming meeting and forward them to the Committee of Ministers.

- Declaration: Making gender equality a reality, adopted on 12 May 2009, and letter of 7 July 2009 from the Director General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs to the CDMC Chairperson

7. The Bureau recommends that the CDMC pays ongoing attention to this question. It asked Ms Elfa Yr Gylfadottir to examine the CDMC work in light of this declaration and to make proposals in connection thereto at the next CDMC meeting.

- Recommendation 261 (2009) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on intercultural cities
- Comments by the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC) on Recommendation 261 (2009) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on intercultural cities – CDMC(2009)013

- Recommendation 263 (2009) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on the digital divide and e-inclusion in the regions
- Comments by the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC) on Recommendation 263 (2009) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on the digital divide and e-inclusion in the regions – CDMC(2009)014

8. The Bureau noted that the CDMC comments on these Congress recommendations were forwarded to the Committee of Ministers within the deadlines.

4. Work programme for the CDMC in 2010 and beyond – Follow up to the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for the Media and New Communication Services (Reykjavik, 28-29 May 2009)

9. The Bureau noted the expected calendar for Committee of Ministers decisions in respect of the outcomes of the Reykjavik Ministerial Conference. The Secretary General’s report on the Conference has already been circulated and will be considered, together with proposals for follow up action, in the first place by the Rapporteur Group on Human Rights on 6 October and then by the Deputies on 21 October. As indicated in paragraph 3 above, the Bureau expressed the hope that there would be strong member states' support for the Secretary General's proposals concerning follow-up to the Reykjavik conference during Committee of Minister's discussions.

10. The Bureau supports the implementation to the fullest extent possible of the actions defined in the Reykjavik Action Plan, subject to decisions yet to be taken by the Committee of Ministers. Bureau members emphasised the desirability for action in respect of certain aspects of the Action Plan, in particular media literacy, something that also featured prominently during EuroDIG discussions; the Bureau welcomed proposals made by Secretary General to the Committee of Ministers to step up related work and to give it a transversal dimension, under the leadership of the Directorate General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport. A transversal approach should ensure that the CDMC and its Secretariat, as well as media specialists, can make an ongoing contribution to these efforts.

11. In addition, the following directions for possible future work were suggested:
- guidelines for gatekeepers;
- social network, search engines;
- access to content and choice in services;
- problems of different jurisdictions.
The Bureau expects the CDMC to discuss this list having regard also to proposals made by its subordinate bodies as regards tangible deliverables to be produced by them. The Secretariat was also asked to provide information on suggestions for CDMC-related work that had been made by other bodies or in other fora (such as EuroDIG – see also paragraph 33).

12. In respect of critical Internet resources and Internet governance, in the report on the Reykjavik Ministerial Conference addressed to the Committee of Ministers, the Acting Secretary General has already suggested that particular emphasis could be placed on the elaboration of legal instruments designed (i) to preserve or reinforce the protection of the cross-border flow of Internet traffic and (ii) to protect resources which are critical for the ongoing functioning and borderless nature and integrity of the Internet (i.e. critical internet resources).

13. In the interest of the quality and relevance of work, the Bureau wished to remind the CDMC of the importance for member states to appoint representatives who have a sufficient expertise in the subjects to be considered (i.e. not limited to media, but extending to a broad range of communication technologies and to the internet). It also recalled that, at their own administrations’ expense, member states’ representatives in the CDMC can be accompanied by other specialists.

5. Working methods /Architecture for multistakeholder participation

14. The Bureau held a first exchange of views on this subject designed, in particular, to decide whether to propose to include this item on the CDMC agenda and, if so, prepare the discussion within the CDMC. It was recalled that, on several occasions, CDMC members had evoked the desirability to revise working methods in order to ensuring multistakeholder participation, at least in respect of some activities. A similar feeling emerged during the Reykjavik Ministerial Conference (as reflected in certain passages of the adopted texts). Bureau members recalled that, in this context, due regard should be had to the Committee of Ministers Resolution (2005) 47 on committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods.

15. The Bureau recalled recent work carried out with the participation of non-government multistakeholder, e.g. Human Rights guidelines’ for Internet service providers and online game providers. Participation in the Reykjavik ministerial conference was also regarded a good example, to be applied more broadly in respect of CDMC work. In order to facilitate discussions and structure debates during the next CDMC meeting, the Bureau envisaged several working directions:

- a short questionnaire on participation (related to the Reykjavik Ministerial Conference), to be addressed to observers and to guests in the Reykjavik conference. Responses on participation by other stakeholders should also be encouraged by disseminating the questionnaire widely (e.g. by posting it on the website of the Media and Information Society Division); the Bureau welcomed the offer by Andris Mellakauls and Emir Povlakic to prepare a first draft of the questionnaire;

- a stocktaking document of existing practices and strategies in other international organisations (e.g. UNESCO, ITU, WIPO, etc.), as well as other relevant organisations (e.g. ICANN); the Bureau welcomed the Swiss proposal to entrust this task to Thomas Schneider from the Swiss OFCOM with this task in view of defining various models;

- a discussion or background paper on tools and enabling mechanisms for multistakeholder participation; the Bureau welcomed Garegin Chugaszyan’s offer to prepare a paper on this subject;

- the organisation of regular hearings during CDMC meetings, building on positive past experiences.

16. The members of the Bureau will send their suggestions for issues to be addressed during hearings to be organised, possibly for the coming CDMC meeting. This would be timely given that it coincides with the beginning of the implementation of the new (Reykjavik) proposals for action.

6. Request for observer status

17. The Bureau considered the following requests for observer status with the CDMC and/or its groups of specialists, having regard to documents/information submitted in support of these requests. Having examined the applications, it decided to invite representatives of the applying organisations to present their requests at the next CDMC meeting. A time slot of 15 minutes will be given to each organisation, as most information is already included in the documents provided. The Bureau recalled previous CDMC discussions on this subject and, in particular, the following (extract from the 2nd CDMC meeting):
“The CDMC discussed the criteria that should apply to the granting of observer status with the CDMC and its subordinate bodies, an issue that had been addressed in meetings of the CDMM and the Bureau in 2001. It was reiterated that observers should be representative at European level, have broad experience in the area of competence of the CDMC or the subordinate bodies for which they request observer status, and be able to make an effective and high quality contribution to the relevant bodies’ activities. A decision to grant an organisation observer status should not be understood as unlimited in time and the CDMC reserves the right not to renew an observer’s status.”

18. The CDMC may wish to examine whether the conditions for observers should be broadened in order to favour multistakeholder participation (cf. paragraphs 13 and 14above).

19. As regards the practical organisation of the exchanges with observer candidates during the next CDMC meeting, the Bureau suggested that each applying organisation be offered a maximum of 15 minutes to present the organisation and application; these presentations should be followed by a 30 minutes exchange of views between those representatives and the CDMC.

20. Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM)
The COPEAM made a request for observer status with the CDMC already in 2008. The examination of their application was postponed due to the organisation of the Reykjavik ministerial conference.

21. European Youth Forum
There were discussions during the CDMC meeting held in Reykjavik on the eve of the Ministerial Conference about the opportunity for the European Youth Forum to be given observer status with the CDMC. The Forum subsequently applied for such status with the Steering Committee

22. Community Media for Europe (CMFE)
The CMFE, which was already observer with the Group of Specialists of Media Diversity (MC-S-MD) has requested observer status with the CDMC as well as the Committee of Experts on New Media (MC-NM).

23. European Digital Rights (EDRI)
EDRI had observer status with the Group of Specialists on Human Rights in the Information Society (MC-S-IS) since 2005. It has now requested observer status with the Committee of Experts on New Media (MC-NM), the Ad hoc Advisory Group on Cross-border Internet (MC-S-CI), and the Ad hoc Advisory Group on the Protection of Neighbouring Rights of Broadcasting Organisations (MC-S-NR). The Bureau underlined the active participation of EDRI in the work of the MC-S-IS in the past.

7. Draft instruments or texts for consideration by the CDMC

24. The Bureau noted that no standard setting texts are currently being finalised for consideration by the CDMC and subsequent submission to the Committee of Ministers for adoption. Nonetheless, it considered it desirable to prepare a draft Committee of Ministers declaration to acknowledge and provide political support to proposals for a means to promote the respect of Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights (see item 10 below).

The Bureau offered some guidance as to the contents of the proposed draft declaration and requested that it be prepared in consultation with the ad hoc working group on the subject and submitted to the Bureau for consideration at the earliest opportunity. It should be circulated to the CDMC as soon as possible in order to permit its finalisation at the next meeting with a view to its submission to the Committee of Ministers for adoption.

8. Implementation of Council of Europe standards on media and freedom of expression prepared under the authority of the CDMC

25. In line with previous CDMC decisions, this is a standard item on the Steering Committee’s agendas.

The Bureau stressed the importance of implementing the standard setting texts adopted by the Council of Europe. Indeed, their follow-up is included in the terms of reference of the CDMC. It recalled the data gathered between 2006 and 2008 on follow-up activities and requested that the resulting document be circulated once again for consideration at the next CDMC meeting together with an appendix setting out more recently adopted texts and any action taken in respect of their follow up.

26. The Bureau also invited CDMC members to indicate orally what has been done to incorporate the standards set out in those texts in their respective countries. In addition to follow up information, the Bureau also suggested that CDMC members could report on difficulties encountered in respect of implementation.

9. Work of CDMC subordinate bodies

27. Committee of Experts on New Media (MC-NM)
The Bureau noted that the MC-NM will hold its first meeting on 29 and 30 September. The Secretariat will report on that meeting to the CDMC.

28. Ad hoc Advisory Group on Public Service Media Governance (MC-S-PG)
The Bureau noted that a public service media governance consultation meeting took place on 17 and 18 September. Mr Garegin Chugaszian, who attended the meeting, reported orally on its discussions.

The Bureau considered the list of participants and of potential members of the ad hoc advisory group in light of expertise, past and present experience and participation in the consultation meeting. It decided to submit for CDMC consideration the following list of nine potential members, of whom one has already offered to take part in the group’s work at his own expense:
Mr Pascal ALBRECHTSKIRCHINGER, ZDF, European Affairs Office, Germany;
- Nuno CONDE, State Department for Media Policy, Portugal;
- Lizzie JACKSON, Deputy Head of the Faculty of Communications Media, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, United Kingdom;
- Karol JAKUBOWICZ, Chairman, Intergovernmental Council, Information for All Programme (UNESCO), former Director, Strategy and Analysis Department, the National Broadcasting Council of Poland. (although he was not able take part in the consultation meeting);
- Ewan KING, Director of Research, Office for Public Management, United Kingdom;
- Andra LEURDIJK, TNO Information and Communication Technology, the Netherlands;
- Christian S. NISSEN, Independent advisor on media and management, Denmark;
- Tim SUTER, Managing Director, Perspective Associates Limited, United Kingdom (chairperson of the consultation meeting);
- Bissera ZANKOVA, State Agency on Information Technologies and Communications, Bulgaria.

As far as the participation of youth is concerned, in spite of the absence of any representatives in the consultation meeting, the Bureau recommended inviting youth representatives on an ad hoc basis.

29. Ad hoc Advisory Group on Cross-border Internet (MC-S-CI)
The Bureau noted the upcoming preliminary or consultation meeting that will take place on 8 and 9 October. Elfa Yr Gylfadottir will take part in that meeting. The Bureau will subsequently discuss by e-mail proposals to be made to the CDMC about the composition of the group.

The Bureau recalled that the CDMC will consider these suggestions with a view to making proposals on the composition of the ad hoc advisory groups to the Secretary General (with whom responsibility lies to invite experts to the groups in question).

30. Ad hoc Advisory Group on Protection of neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations (MC-S-NR)
The Bureau noted the exchange of letters in respect of the elaboration of a Convention on the protection of neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations between the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Union Commissioner responsible for Internal Market and Services, Mr Charlie McGreevy. It also took note of the letter of support and interest sent by the Agency of Cultural Affairs of Japan and the CDMC Chair’s reply.

The Bureau expressed the view that, in any event, pursuit of this line of work would require very strong support and participation from the two most relevant European stakeholders, namely the Association of Commercial Televisions (ACT) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). They should be invited to make their views known at the next CDMC meeting when the matter should be discussed further in light of developments. The Bureau recalled the comments made by Mr Schokkenbroek in this connection during the opening of the meeting (see paragraph 2)

10. Light means to promote compliance with Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights

31. Matthias Traimer, Chairperson of the ad hoc working group set up by the CDMC to consider and make proposals on light means to promote compliance with Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, reported on the state of discussions and presented the group’s proposals (set out in Document ATM(2009)05REV2). The working group had met twice and elaborated its proposals having regards to the parameters set by the Committee of Ministers Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H).

The Bureau noted in particular that the proposals seek to avoids the creation of a new body but relies on existing ones and their current mandates, while fully respecting their independence.

32. The Bureau endorsed the proposals of the group and decided to recommend to the CDMC that they be transmitted to the Committee of Ministers together with a draft declaration taking note and supporting them, while providing political backing for the implementation of the proposed light means to promote the respect of Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights (see item 7 above). The Bureau underlined the need to circulate the draft texts as soon as possible in order to facilitate their consideration at the upcoming CDMC meeting.

Internet Governance and implementation of WSIS action lines

- European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)

33. The Bureau took note of the information provided by the Secretariat on the 2nd EuroDIG (Geneva, 14 and 15 September 2009), in particular that human rights and the public value of the Internet were recurrent discussion threads in various plenary sessions and workshops.

EuroDIG has emerged as the European IGF, i.e. the regional platform for multistakeholder dialogue on Internet governance. In addition, there was general support for the Council of Europe’s offer – subject to decisions yet to be taken by the Committee of Ministers – to provide secretariat support to EuroDIG. The objective should be, as requested by the Reykjavik Ministerial Conference, to ensure its sustainability.

EuroDIG identified a number of topics for further Council of Europe work in the field of Internet and new communication services. The Bureau noted that this work naturally falls to the CDMC.

The Bureau decided that some time should be devoted during the next CDMC meeting to report on EuroDIG debates and conclusions. CDMC members who attended the event will be asked to take part in this reporting.

- Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

34. The Bureau took note of the Secretariat’s written contribution to and Council of Europe expected participation in the 2009 Internet Governance Forum that will take place in Sharm Al Sheikh (Egypt) on 15 to 18 November.

11. Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television (T-TT)

35. During its 44th meeting (11 and 12 June 2009), the T-TT finalised the revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (ECTT). The T-TT agreed on the draft text of the second amending protocol to the ECTT and its explanatory report, on the Explanatory report to the revised ECTT, on the Report of the Standing Committee to the Committee of Ministers on the revision of the ECTT and on its comments to the Committee of Ministers on the follow up given to Recommendation 1855 (2009) of the Parliamentary Assembly on the regulation of audiovisual media services.

The T-TT decided to forward the abovementioned texts to the Committee of Ministers with a view, in particular, to the adoption and opening for signature of the second amending protocol to the European Convention on Transfrontier Television at the earliest possible date.

36. The Bureau took note of the information provided about the current state of play. The Committee of Ministers is expected to consider the draft amending protocol to the European Convention on Transfrontier Television during the 1069th meeting of its Deputies (4 November 2009) and to submit it to the Parliamentary Assembly for an opinion. If the Assembly adopts its opinion in January 2010, the amending protocol could be officially adopted and opened for signature in February or March 2010.

37. The Bureau congratulated the Secretariat for the work achieved.

12. Information on the work of, and co-operation with, other Council of Europe bodies, of interest to the CDMC

38. The Bureau took stock of relevant activities of other Council of Europe bodies.

European Co-ordination Forum for the Council of Europe Disability Action Plan 2006-2015 (CAHPAH)
39. The Bureau regretted that the CAHPAH Secretariat did not consider work on Internet governance a priority.

Data protection
40. As previously noted by the CDMC, a recommendation on profiling is being prepared under the authority of the European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ).

13. Other information of interest to the work of the CDMC

41. The Bureau noted that the Secretariat has been invited to hearings or meetings organised by the European Commission and the European Union Presidency. Those events offered the opportunity to present the outcomes of CDMC work and the Council of Europe’s position inter alia on Internet governance and media literacy.

14. Administrative and budgetary matters

42. The Bureau took note of the information provided by the Secretariat on relevant administrative and budgetary matters. As regards the latter, the Programme of Activities for 2010 will be examined by the Deputies in early October and budgetary proposals in the course of October and November 2009.

15. Dates of next meetings

43. The Bureau took note of the date of meetings planned until the end of 2009 and of other meetings of particular relevance. It requested that a tentative calendar of meetings in 2010 (subject to budgetary decisions yet to be taken – see preceding paragraph) be circulated to the CDMC before its next meeting.

16. Other business

44. The Bureau discussed the possibility of devoting some time during the 11th meeting of the CDMC to issues related to Council of Europe Conventions of relevance to CDMC work (e.g. European Convention on Transfrontier Television, European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services based on, or consisting of, Conditional Access).

It decided that there was no need to further discuss at this stage the European convention on transfrontier television. Regarding the European convention on the legal protection of services based on, or consisting of, conditional Access (ECCA), such discussion would offer the opportunity to gather information on member states’ intentions as to its ratification and form a view as to its effectiveness and its future. The Bureau noted that the parties to the Convention will meet on Thursday, 22 October. It decided that the draft agenda for the CDMC meeting allow for an exchange of views with the parties to the ECCA.

Expert Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships: Engaging with the Media in Countering Terrorism, Vienna, 19 October (organised by the OSCE)
45. The Bureau took note of information about this meeting and of the invitation to the Council of Europe to take part as keynote speaker on “Public-private partnership initiatives with the media in preventing terrorism and promoting tolerance”. This meeting would be an excellent occasion to disseminate information on the adoption by the ministerial conference in Reykjavik of the Resolution on Developments in anti-terrorism legislation in Council of Europe member states and their impact on freedom of expression and information. No Bureau member expressed availability for this event and other CDMC members approached declined the invitation. In view of its importance, the Bureau asked the Secretariat to find a suitable participant for this event. Ms Dunja Mijatovic, Director of Broadcasting, Communication Regulatory Agency, Bosnia and Herzegovina; former Chairperson of the Council of Europe Group of Specialists on freedom of expression and information in times of crisis (MC-S-IC) kindly accepted to represent the CDMC.

APPENDIX I

List of participants

Members of the Bureau

Ms Delia Mucică, Chair
Senior Advisor to Minister of Culture
Bucharest
Romania

Mr Garegin Chugaszyan
Executive Director
IT Foundation
2 Arshakuniats Ave., II Floor
375023 Yerevan
Armenia

Mr Luis Ferro
ICS - Instituto Da Comunicacao Social
Palacio Foz
Praca Dos Restauradores
1250-187 Lisbon
Portugal

Mrs Elfa Yr Gylfadottir - Excused
Head of Division
Department of Cultural Affairs
Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Solvholsgata 4
150 Reykjavik
Iceland

Mr Andris Mellakauls, Vice-Chair
Head of International Relations
National Broadcasting Council
Smilsu iela 1/3
1939 Riga
Latvia

Mr Emir Povlakic
Head of Division for Licensing
Digitalization and Coordination in Broadcasting
Communications Regulatory Agency
Mehmeda Spahe 1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Mr Frédéric Riehl
Vice-Directeur
Office Fédéral de la Communication
44, rue de l'Avenir
CH-2501 Bienne
Switzerland

Other participant

Mr. Matthias Traimer
Head of Department
Media Affairs and Information Society, Federal Chancellery, Constitutional Service, Ballhausplatz 2,
A-1014 Vienna

Secretariat

Mr Jeroen Schokkenbroek
Head of the Human Rights Development Department

Mr Jan Malinowski
Head of the Media and Information Society Division

Ms Anne Boyer-Donnard

Mr Eugen Cibotaru

Mr Lee Hibbard

Ms Anita van de Kar

Ms Elvana Thaci

Ms Franciska Klopfer

APPENDIX II

1) Opening of the meeting

2) Adoption of the agenda

    Draft agenda – CDMC-BU(2009)OJ3prov2
    Notes to the agenda

3) Decisions of the Committee of Ministers of interest to the work of the CDMC

    Report on the 10th meeting of the CDMC (Document CDMC(2009)015)
    Abridged report on the 10th meeting of the CDMC (Document CDMC(2009)012)
    Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)5 on measures to protect children against harmful content and behaviour and to promote their active participation in the new information and communication environment adopted on 8 July 2009
    Terms of reference of the bodies reporting to the CDMC
    - MC-NM New Media
    - MC-S-PG Public Service Media Governance
    - MC-S-CI Cross-border Internet
    - MC-S-NR Protection of neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations

    - Pace Recommendation 1878(2009) on the funding of public service broadcasting
    - Draft comments by the CDMC on PACE Recommendation 1878(2009)

    - Declaration: Making gender equality a reality, adopted on 12 May 2009, and letter of the 7 July 2009 from the Director General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs to the CDMC Chairperson

    - Recommendation 261 (2009) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on intercultural cities
    - Comments by the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC) on Recommendation 261 (2009) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on intercultural cities – CDMC(2009)013

    - Recommendation 263 (2009) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on the digital divide and e-inclusion in the regions
    - Comments by the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC) on Recommendation 263 (2009) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on the digital divide and e-inclusion in the regions – CDMC(2009)014

4) Work programme for the CDMC in 2010 and beyond – Follow up to the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for the Media and New Communication Services (Reykjavik, 28-29 May 2009)

    Political Declaration (MCM(2009)011)
    Resolution: Towards a new notion of media
    Resolution: Internet governance and critical internet resources
    Resolution: Development in anti-terrorism legislation in Council of Europe member states and their impact on freedom of expression and information

    First Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for the Media and New Communication Services (Reykjavik, 28-29 May 2009): Report by the Secretary General

5) Working methods/Architecture for multistakeholder participation

6) Request for observer status

    Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM)
    Supporting documents

    European Youth Forum
    Supporting documents

    Community Media for Europe (CMFE)
    Supporting documents

7) Draft instruments or texts for consideration by the CDMC

8) Implementation of Council of Europe standards on media and freedom of expression prepared under the authority of the CDMC

9) Work of CDMC subordinate bodies

    Terms of reference of the bodies reporting to the CDMC
    - MC-NM New Media
    - MC-S-PG Public Service Media Governance
    - MC-S-CI Cross-border Internet
    - MC-S-NR Protection of neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations

10) Possible Council of Europe Convention on the protection of the neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations

    Exchange of letters between the Council of Europe Secretary General and EU Commissioner
    Letter from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs
    Answer by the CDMC Chairperson

11) Light means to promote compliance with Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights

    Report 1st Consultation meeting on a means to promote respect of Article 10 ECHR (Document ATM(2009)004)

12) Internet Governance and implementation of WSIS action lines

      - EuroDIG
      - IGF

13) Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television (T-TT)

    Report 44 th meeting 11 to 12 June 2009 (Document T-TT(2009)012)
    Draft second protocol amending the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (Document T-TT(2009)007rev)
    Revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television. Draft Council of Europe Convention on Transfrontier Audiovisual Media Services
    (Document T-TT(2009)005rev2)

14) Information on the work of, and co-operation with, other Council of Europe bodies, of interest to the CDMC

15) Other information of interest to the work of the CDMC

16) Administrative and budgetary matters

17) Dates of next meetings

    Calendar of meetings planned by the Media and Information society Division until end of 2009 - CDMC(2009)004

18) Other business

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