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CDMC(2009)007

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STEERING COMMITTEE ON
THE MEDIA AND NEW COMMUNICATION SERVICES

(CDMC)
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9th meeting
25 and 26 March 2009
Agora Building, Meeting Room G02
Council of Europe
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Meeting report1

Executive summary

During the 9th meeting, the CDMC:

- finalised and decided to submit to the Committee of Ministers for adoption a Draft recommendation on measures to protect children against harmful content and behaviour and to promote their active participation in the new information and communications environment;

- adopted comments addressed to the Committee of Ministers on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1855(2009) on the regulation of audiovisual media services;

- pursued the preparation of the First Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for the Media and New Communication Services (Reykjavik, 28 and 29 May 2009) and agreed to certain amendments to the draft texts to be submitted to the Conference for adoption;

- discussed the draft terms of reference for its future subordinate bodies and decided to resume discussions on the subject during its 10th meeting;

- designated a small group of CDMC members to elaborate proposals on light means for promoting compliance with Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

1. Opening of the meeting

1. The Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC) held its 9th meeting on 25 and 26 March 2009 at the Council of Europe’s Agora Building in Strasbourg. This meeting was preceded by a CDMC Bureau meeting in the afternoon of 24 March 2009. Relevant parts of this report refers to the latter meeting.

The meeting was chaired by Ms Delia Mucică (Romania). The Chairperson welcomed, in particular, those participants attending a CDMC meeting for the first time. The list of participants is set out in Appendix I.

2. adoption of the agenda

2. The CDMC adopted the agenda, as set out in Appendix II, and the order of business (document CDMC(2009)OT1) subject to certain changes.

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

Texts noted or adopted by the Committee of Ministers

3. The CDMC noted that, on 11 February 2009, the Committee of Ministers adopted the draft terms of reference for the CDMC for the period 2009-2011 and the Declaration on the role of community media in promoting social cohesion and inter-cultural dialogue. Moreover, on the same occasion, the Committee of Ministers welcomed the approach adopted by the CDMC in respect of drafting style (to render standard-setting texts simple and easy to understand).

4. The CDMC also noted that, on 18 February 2009, the Committee of Ministers adopted a Recommendation on electronic democracy (e-democracy) prepared by the Ad hoc Committee on e-democracy (CAHDE) for which the CDMC, its subordinate bodies and Secretariat had provided various comments and input during the drafting process.

Comments to the Committee of Ministers on PACE and CLRA Recommendations

5. The Steering Committee held an exchange with Mr Andrew McIntosh, Chairman of the Sub-committee on the Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on his report on the regulation of audiovisual media services and the related PACE Recommendation 1855(2009) on the regulation of audiovisual media services. It adopted comments on the recommendation in question.

6. The CDMC noted the adoption by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (CLRA) of Recommendation 261 (2009) on Intercultural cities and Recommendation 263 (2009) on the digital divide and e-inclusion in the regions. In anticipation of a Committee of Ministers invitation to the effect, the CDMC asked the Secretariat to circulate the two recommendations for possible comments together with tentative comments for remarks and/or suggestions for changes, so as to enable the CDMC to adopt them meeting relevant deadlines.

Light means for promoting compliance with Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and taking preventive action against violations of freedom of expression

7. In light of the Bureau’s proposals in response to the invitation of the Committee of Ministers Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H) to present them with practical proposals on this subject, the CDMC decided to designate a small group of CDMC members (subject to confirmation as to their availability: Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) asking them to elaborate and submit to the CDMC in time for consideration at its 11th meeting (20 to 23 October 2009) proposals using existing structures. It also decided that the views of the Commissioner for Human Rights and other relevant bodies should be sought and taken into account in this context.

4. Work programme for the CDMC in 2009

8. The CDMC took note of the Bureau’s proposal to keep this item as a regular feature of CDMC and Bureau agendas, but without a separate discussion during this meeting.

5. Draft instruments or texts for consideration by the CDMC

Draft recommendation on measures to protect children against harmful content and behaviour and to promote their active participation in the new information and communications environment

9. At its previous meeting (November 2008), the CDMC held a first discussion on the draft recommendation. No further comments or proposals for change were submitted since then. The CDMC therefore approved the draft and decided to transmit it to the Committee of Ministers for its possible adoption. It noted that various Council of Europe departments may contribute to implementing the resulting recommendation. The CDMC requested that the Committee of Ministers also considers how the Council of Europe may contribute to its implementation (e.g. as regards developing a pan-European trust mark).

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

10. The CDMC took note of the Bureau’s proposal to keep this item as a regular feature of CDMC and Bureau agendas, but without a separate discussion during this meeting.

7. Discussion on a possible Council of Europe convention on the protection of the neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations

11. The CDMC took note of the letter sent by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to Mr Charlie McGreevy, European Union Commissioner for Internal Market and Services and of the latter’s answer dated 10 February 2009.

The CDMC also noted that, according to the European Commission’s observer at the meeting, the Commissioner’s letter makes clear that there will be no mandate in the near future for the Commission to negotiate a convention on the protection of the neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations. The Commission’s representative also recalled, in this connection the CDMC discussion at its previous meeting where many delegations supported this work, no member states opposed it, with some EU member states making their support conditional on the European Commission being mandated to negotiate such a convention. He further indicated that European Union member states would only be able to adhere to such a convention within the framework of Community coordination and suggested that, in light of this, it may be wise to wait.

12. The CDMC decided to postpone a decision on terms of reference for a subordinate body on the protection of neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations. Nonetheless, it decided that, awaiting such a decision, work can continue under the same informal arrangements and with the same participants as for the previous stock-taking. The Steering Committee will resume discussions on the subject during its next meetings, hoping that the Commission’s position will be clearer.

8. CDMC subordinate bodies

Draft terms of reference of CDMC subordinate bodies – CDMC(2009)001

13. The CDMC examined the draft terms of reference for possible future CDMC subordinate bodies, having regard to the expected output of the Reykjavik Ministerial Conference. In particular, various delegations expressed their views about the composition of those groups, as well as criteria for designating members and experts to render their work as effective as possible while preserving representativeness.

However, it decided to postpone decisions on its subordinate groups on New Media, on Public Service Media Governance, on Cross-border Internet and on the Protection of Neighbouring Rights of Broadcasting Organisations (see paragraph 11 in respect of the latter) preferably to its 10th meeting or, failing that, to the 11th meeting (27 May and 23 to 25 October 2009 respectively).

In order to be able to reach a decision on the draft terms of reference of its subordinate groups in good time, in particular by the 10th meeting of the CDMC, so that they may pass to the Committee of Ministers for adoption, it was agreed that CDMC members should send their comments and proposals to the Secretariat by 10 April 2009. The Steering Committee asked the Secretariat to present the comments and proposals submitted in a visible manner for a second round of e-mail consultation before its 10th meeting.

Living together

14. The CDMC took note of the information provided by staff in the Directorate General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (DG-IV) on the on-going Council of Europe campaign “Speak out against discrimination” which focuses on the media’s contribution to raising awareness on issues relating to intercultural dialogue and discrimination as well as allowing different groups in society to receive and impart information.

9. First Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for the Media and New Communication Services (Reykjavik, 28-29 May 2009)

15. The CDMC pursued work on the preparation of the Ministerial Conference having regard to latest proposals made by the Bureau.

Organisational issues

16. The Icelandic representative gave information about the state of preparation of the Conference (e.g. as regards invitations being sent out and practical organisation in general).

17. Members States were reminded that written contributions should be sent to the Secretariat by mid-April. This will allow for their translation, possible linguistic check and publication (putting on-line and printing).

18. In respect of ministers or heads of delegations addressing the Ministerial Conference, the CDMC discussed practical ways to ensure a smooth and efficient running of the conference, as follows:

- Ministers or Heads of Delegation (one per member state) will have a four-minute speaking slot. Ministers or Cabinet members will be offered the floor first in Council of Europe member states’ alphabetical order. Thereafter, other high ranking officials acting as Heads of Delegation will be offered the floor also in Council of Europe member states alphabetical order;

- the Chairperson will advise when speaking time is exceeded and, if necessary / appropriate, will be entitled to intervene;

- speakers should be invited to make short and crisp statements relevant to the Ministerial Conference’s theme and to the specific sub-theme in which the intervention takes place;

- each Council of Europe member state delegation should inform the Secretariat as soon as possible (preferably no later than end of April 2009) of the sub-theme under which it would wish to make a statement. Each delegation will be entitled to a speaking slot in only one of the sub-themes. To the extent possible, the preferences expressed in good time will be accommodated. However, given the need to ensure an even distribution of speakers among the three sub-themes, a delegation may exceptionally be asked (by the CDMC Bureau in consultation with the Secretariat and the delegation concerned) to kindly accept a speaking slot under another sub-theme;

- in order to facilitate interpretation, speakers are asked to moderate the speed at which they speak and to deliver complete sentences (i.e. without mid-sentence interruptions). A warning system will be in place for interpreters to inform the Chairperson when the delivery is too fast; in such cases, the Chairperson will ask the speaker to slow down his or her pace of delivery. Delegations are also asked to provide a printed (or electronic) version of the intended statement; delegations that have not done or will be approached to this end by the Secretariat or Head Interpreter during the Conference;

- Ministers and other speakers should be informed that the Conference (and the panel discussion organised in parallel) will be webcast live and the recording will be available after the Conference. In exceptional cases, relevant parts of the interpretation sound-track may be re-recorded if necessary after the Conference.

19. The CDMC took note of progress made in respect of contacts with possible speakers, moderators and panellists, as well as plans for a series of video clips with interviews to be put on-line on the Conference website prior to the Conference (the latter, replacing a previously discussed televised programme). The Committee discussed possible speakers and panellists and asked the Secretariat to carry out necessary follow-up. It decided that, for practical and efficiency reasons, the Secretariat should have some flexibility and discretion in this regard. CDMC delegations further agreed to send, within one week, proposals for three questions and three expected outcomes for the panel discussions.

20. The CDMC noted that the European Youth Forum obtained finance from the European Youth Foundation for a preparatory conference to be held in Reykjavik just before the Ministerial Conference, on condition that a number of participants are included in (and funded as part of) national delegations. A few delegations pledged to include a youth representative in their delegation and the CDMC noted that voluntary contributions could be made to the European Youth Forum with a view to funding of youth participants.

21. It is recalled that CDMC members will not be reimbursed for expenses related to their possible participation in the Ministerial Conference (see paragraph 23 below in respect of reimbursement of expenses for participation in the CDMC meeting prior to the Ministerial Conference).

Draft documents for adoption during the Ministerial Conference
22. The Steering Committee agreed on the texts to be submitted to the Conference for adoption subject to certain amendments. As regards the draft Resolution on developments in anti-terrorism legislation in Council of Europe member states and their impact on freedom of expression and information, a few delegations indicated that they needed to conduct further consultations with relevant national authorities. The CDMC also agreed to consider proposals for amendments to these texts that may be made by civil society and youth organisations at its 10th meeting to be held on the eve of the Ministerial Conference.

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

23. The CDMC took note of developments concerning the revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television and the foreseen finalisation of the draft amending Protocol during the Standing Committee’s 44th meeting (11 and 12 June 2009) (see also paragraph 4).

11. Dates of next meetings

24. The Secretariat confirmed the dates of the upcoming meetings of the CDMC: the 10th meeting will take place in Reykjavik on 27 May 2009 (i.e. on the eve of the Ministerial Conference) and the 11th meeting is scheduled for 20 to 23 October 2009. CDMC members will be entitled to one day of subsistence allowance in respect of their participation in the 10th meeting and travel expenses will not be reimbursed. The Bureau will hold its next meeting on 24 and 25 September 2009.

12. Items to be included in the draft agenda of 10th CDMC meeting (20-23 October 2009)

25. The CDMC approved the list of items to be included in the draft agenda for its 10th meeting (including an item on draft terms of reference for its subordinate bodies).

13. Administrative and budgetary matters

26. The CDMC took note of information provided by the Secretariat on administrative and budgetary matters.

14. Other business

Request for observer status by the non-governmental organisation Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM)

27. The representatives of the COPEAM were not available for an exchange on their request with the CDMC at the November 2008 meeting. The Bureau proposed to postpone this exchange to the 11th meeting of the CDMC. The CDMC noted COPEAM’s agreement in respect of this arrangement.

15. Abridged report

28. The CDMC agreed that the Secretariat will circulate to the CDMC a draft abridged report for comments and adoption shortly after the meeting.

APPENDIX I

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

MEMBER STATES / ETATS MEMBRES

Albania/Albanie
Mr Taip SULKO, Director of Press and Information MFA of Albania
E-mail: tsulko@mfa.gov.al
Armenia/Arménie
Mr Garegin CHUGASZYAN, Executive Director, IT Foundation, 2 Arshakuniats Ave., II Floor, 375023 Yerevan
Tel: +37491 423380 Fax: +37416 55666 49 E-mail: gareginc@yahoo.com

Austria/Autriche
Mr Matthias TRAIMER, Head of Department, Media Affairs and Information Society, Federal Chancellery, Constitutional Service, Ballhausplatz 2, A-1014 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 53115 2388 Fax: +43 1 53115 4285 E-mail: matthias.traimer@bka.gv.at

Azerbaijan
Ms Ceyran AMIRASLANOVA, Senior Consultant for Public and Political Issues, Office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Tel: + 99 412 4923815 Fax +99 412 4922493 E-mail : ceyran_famil@apparat.gov.az

Belgium/Belgique
Mr Michael VAN DEN NEST, Department for Culture, Youth, Sports and Media, Arenbergstraat 9, 1000 Brussels, 1000 Brussels
Tel : +32 2 553 45 66 E-mail : michael.vandennest@cjsm.vlaanderen.be

Mlle Edith PIRLOT, Medias, Multimedias, Nouvelles technologies, Aide à la presse
Service général de l'audiovisuel et des multimédias
Boulevard Léopold II, 44, 1080 Bruxelles

Bosnia and Herzegovina / Bosnie-Herzégovine
Mr Emir POVLAKIC, Senior Expert for Broadcasting, Communications Regulatory Agency, Mehmeda Spahe 1, 71000 Sarajevo
Tel: +387 33 250 600 Fax: +387 33 713 080 E-mail: epovlakic@rak.ba

Ms Dunja MIJATOVIC, Director of Broadcasting, Communications Regulatory Agency, Mehmeda Spahe 1, 71000 sarajevo
Tel: +387 33 250 600 Fax: +387 33 713 080 E-mail: dmijatovic@rak.ba

Bulgaria/Bulgarie
Ms Bissera ZANKOVA, Media expert, State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications, 6 Gourko Str., 1000 sofia
Tel: +359 29 49 22 29 E-mail: bisseraz@yahoo.co.uk

Mr Nelly STOYANOVA, State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications, 6 Gourko Str., 1000 Sofia
Tel: +359 2 949 2357 Fax: +359 885503613 E-mail: nstoyanova@daits.government.bg

Croatia/Croatie
Ms Ivana MORIĆ, Minister Plenipotentiary, Political Analyses Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Trg N.Š. Zrinjskog 7-8, HR-10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 4569 933 Fax: +385 1 4597 786 E-mail: ivana.moric@mvpei.hr

Cyprus/Chypre
Mr Andreas CHRISTODOULOU, Head of Media Section, Ministry of the Interior, Demosthenis. Severis Avenue, Nicosia 1453
Tel: +357 22 867 765 Fax: +357 22 867 782 E-mail: anchristodoulou@moi.gov.cy

Czech Republic/République Tchèque
Ms Marian ORAVEC, Media and Audio-Visual Department, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Maltexske nam 471/1, 118 11 Praha 1
Tel: +420257 085 247 E-mail: marian.oravec@mkcr.cz

Denmark/Danemark
Ms Pernille RAHBEK, Special Adviser, Danish Ministry of Culture, Nybrogade 2, DK - 1015 Copenhagen
Tel: +45 33 92 33 70 Fax: +45 33 91 33 88 E-mail: pra@kum.dk

Estonia/Estonie
Confirmed/confirmé
Mrs Riina Valvere, Adviser to the Ministry of Culture, 23 Suur-Karja St, 15076 Tallinn
Tel : +372 6282 343 E : riina.valvere@kul.ee

Finland/Finlande
Ms Kristina HAUTALA-KAJOS, Counsellor for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education and Culture, Meritullinkatu 10, PO Box 29,.00023 Government, FIN-00171 Helsinki
Tel: +358 9 160 77 218 Fax: +358 9 160 77 039 E-mail:kristina.hautala-kajos@minedu.fi

France
M. Xavier INGLEBERT, Adjoint au Chef du Bureau des affaires européennes et internationales, Direction du Développpement des Médias-Services du Premier Ministre, 69 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
Tel : +33 1 42 75 56 96 E-mail : xavier.inglebert@pm.gouv.fr

Germany/Allemagne
Mr Bernhard MÖWES, Head of International Media Cooperation Division, Federal Government Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and the Media, Stresemannstrasse 94, D-10963 Berlin
Tel: (49) 1888 681 4915 Fax: (49) 1888 681 54915 E-mail: bernhard.moewes@bkm.bmi.bund.de

Amélie Kuhn, Referentin, Abteilung 2 "Medien" Referat 222, STAATSKANZLEI RHEINLAND-PFALZ, Peter-Altmeier-Allee 1, 55116 Mainz
Tel: (49) 6131 16- 5703 Fax (49) 6131 16-4721 E: Amelie.Kuhn@stk.rlp.de

Georgia/Georgie
Ms Tamar KINTSURASHVILI, Administration of the President of Georgia, Advisor, Ingorokva 7, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: + 995 32/99 50 63 Mob: +995 77/44 72 77 E-mail: tkintsurashvili@president.gov.ge

Greece/Grèce
Mr Christophoros A GEORGHADJIS, Secretariat General of Information, Secretariat of Communication, Epopteias, Section: Media 11 Fragoudi and Al Pantou Str, Kallithea, GR- 101 63 Athens
Tel: +30 210 90 98 386 Fax : +30 210 92 42 904 e-mail: mediadpt@minpress.gr

Hungary/Hongrie
Mr Laszlo MAJTENYI, Chairman of the National Radio and Television Commission
Commision, Reviczky utca 5, H – 1088 Budapest
e-mail: majtenyi.laszlo@ortt.hu
Dr Gyorgy OCSKÓ, Head of Department, Presidential Secretariat, National Radio and Television Commision, Reviczky utca 5, H – 1088 Budapest
Tel: +36 1 429 8692 Fax : +36 1 429 8763 e-mail: ocsko.gyorgy@ortt.hu

Mr Mark LENGYEL, National Radio and Television Commision, Reviczky utca 5, H – 1088 Budapest

Ms Judith Anna MAJTENYI

Iceland/Islande
Ms Elfa Yr GYLFADÓTTIR, Head of Division of Media, Department of Cultural affairs, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Sölvhólsgata 4, 15 150 REYKJAVIK
Tel: +354 545 9524 Fax: +354 562 3068 E-mail: elfa.gylfadottir@mrn.stjr.is

Ireland/Irlande
Mr Bill MORRISSEY, Broadcasting Policy Division, 29-31 Adelaide Road, Dublin 4

Italy / Italie

Latvia/Lettonie
Mr Andris MELLAKAULS, Member, Head of International Relations, National Broadcasting Council of Latvia, Smilsu iela 1/3, Riga LV-1939
Tel: +371 29196033 Fax: 371 722 0448 E-mail: andris.mellakauls@nrtp.lv

Lithuania/Lituanie
Ms Neringa AZANOVE, Chief Officer, Information Society Division,
Tel: +370 5 219 3421 Fax : +370 5 262 3120 E-mail: n.azanove@lrkm.lt

Luxembourg
M. Pierre GOERENS, Service des Médias et des Communications, Maison de Cassal, 5, rue Large, 1917, Luxembourg
Tel : 352 2478 2164 E-mail : pierre.goerens@smc.etat.lu

Moldova

Montenegro
Mr Ranko VUJOVIC, Executive Director UNEM, Njegoseva 45/2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
Tel: +382 81 667 105 Fax: +382 81 664 425 E-mail: unem-cg@cg.yu
Tel mobile : +382 67 266 747

Netherlands/Pays-Bas
F.J. (Freek) INGEN HOUSZ, Directie Media, Letteren en Bibliotheken/IPC 3400, Department for Media, Literature and Libraries/IPC 3400 ,Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap/
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Rijnstraat 50, P.O. Box 16375, 2500 BJ Den Haag
Tel: +31 70 4123618 Fax +31 70 412 4979 Email: f.j.ingenhousz@minocw.nl

Norway/Norvège
Mr Olav GUNDVEDT, Assistant Director General, Norwegian Ministry of Culture ans Church Affairs, P.O. Box 8030 dep – NO 0030 Oslo
Tel: + 47 22 248047 Fax: +47 22 248039 Email: Olav.Gundvedt@kkd.dep.no

Poland/Pologne
Mr Pawel STEPKA, Expert, Department of European Policy and International Relations, National Broadcasting of Poland, ul Skwer Wyszynskiego 5, Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 597 31 57 Fax: +48 22 597 31 64 E-mail: stepka@krrit.gov.pl

Mr Wojciech KOLODZIEJCZYK, Lawyer, Legal Department, National Broacsting Council, National Broadcasting of Poland, ul Skwer Wyszynskiego 5, Warsaw
Tel : +48 22 597 3159 Fax : +48 22 597 3113 E-mail : kolodzieczyk@kwit.gov.pl

Portugal
Mr Luís Santos FERRO, Adviser, GMCS – Gabinete para os Meios de Comunicação Social, Palacio Foz – Restauradores, P – 1250-187 Lisbon
Tel: +351 (21) 322 1294 Fax: +351 (21) 322 1209 E-mail: luisferro@gmcs.pt

Romania/Roumanie
Chair
Madame Delia MUCICĂ, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Culture, Bucharest
Tel : +40 21 22 44 665 Fax : +40 21 222 83 20 E-mail: delia.mucica@cultura.ro

Russian Federation/Fédération de Russie
Mr Igor EVDAKIMOV, Deputy Director, Information and Press Department, Information and Press Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq, 119200 MOSCOW

Mr Nadzhaf ABDULAEV, Head of Division, Information and Press Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq, 119200 MOSCOW
Tel: +7 495 244 41 19 Fax: +7 495 244 41 12 E-mail: NAbdullaev@mid.ru

Ms Ekaterina LARINA Information and Press Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq, 119200 MOSCOW

Mr Leonid PARAMONOV Information and Press Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq, 119200 MOSCOW

Serbia
Ms Maja RAKOVIC, Advisor, Media Department, Ministry of Culture, Republic of Serbia, 3 Vlajkoviceva St, 11 000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel: +381 (11) 3398 183 Fax: +381 (11) 3398 936 E-mail: maja.rakovic@min-cul.sr.gov.yu

Mr Dragan JANJIC, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia

Slovak Republic/République Slovaque
Ms Natasa Slavikova, Director General, Directorate for Media, Audiovision and Copyright, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Nam.SNP 33, 81311 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel: +421 2 20482122 Fax:+421 2 20482174 Email: natasa.slavikova@culture.gov.sk

Slovenia/Slovenie
Mr Skender ADEM, Undersecretary, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia, Maistrova Street 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: + +386 (1) 369 59 85 Fax: + +386 (1) 369 5992 E-mail: skender.adem@gov.si

Spain/Espagne
Mª Concepción SOTO CALVO, Adviser of Audiovisual Services, State Secretariat for Telecommunications and for the Information Socieyt, Capitán Haya, 41 28017 Madrid
Tel : +34 91 346 27 41 Fax : +34 91 346 26 50 E-mail: mcsotoc@mityc.es

Sweden / Suede
Ms Filippa ARVAS-OLSSON, Swedish Ministry of Culture, Media Division, 103 33 Stockholm
Tel : +46 8 405 25 13 Fax : +46 8 723 1680
E-mail :filippa.arvas-olsson@culture.ministry.se

Ms Karin VON HEDENBERG, Head of Section, Media Division, Ministry of Education, Research and Culture
SE-103 33 Stockholm
Tel: +46 (8) 405 16 58 Fax: +46 (8) 405 13 00 E-mail: karin.liby@educult.ministry.se

Switzerland/Suisse
M. Frédéric RIEHL, Office fédéral de la communication, Département fédéral de l’environnement, des transports, de l’énergie et de la communication, rue de l’Avenir 44, CH-2501 Bienne
Tel : +41 32 327 54 54 Fax : +41 32 327 54 66 E-mail : frederic.riehl@bakom.admin.ch

Mr Pierre SMOLIK, Service des Affaires internationales, Office fédéral de la communication, Département fédéral de l’environnement, des transports, de l’énergie et de la communication, rue de l’Avenir 44, CH-2501 Bienne
Tel : +41 32 327 55 40 Fax : +41 32 327 54 66 E-mail : pierre.smolik@bakom.admin.ch

"The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"/"L'ex-République Yougoslave de Macédoine"
Ms Vesna POPOSKA, Head of International PR Department, Government of “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Secretariat General, Ilindenska Str BB Skopje
Tel: +389 2 3118-022 E-mail : vesna.poposka@gs.gov.mk

Turkey/Turquie
Prof Davut DURSUN, Radio and Television Supreme Council, Bilkent Plaza B2 Blok, 06530 Bilkent, TR – Ankara
Tel: 90 312 266 1989 Fax: 90 312 266 1985 E-mail: davutdursun@rtuk.gov.tr

Mr Hamit ERSOY, Head of International Relations Department, Radio and Television Supreme Council, Bilkent Plaza B2 Blok, 06530 Bilkent, TR – Ankara

Mr Mehmet BORA SÖNMEZ, Expert, Radio and Television Supreme Council, Bilkent Plaza B2 Blok, 06530 Bilkent, TR – Ankara

Ukraine
Mrs Liubov ABRAVITOVA, Press Attache, Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Mykhailyvska Sq 1, 01018 Kiev
Tel: +38 044 238 17 20 Fax: +38 097 482 2393 E-mail: press@mfa.gov.ua

United Kingdom/Royaume-Uni
Mr Karl JAGDIS, Project Manager , Broadcasting Division, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2-4 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5DH
Tel: +44 207 211 6447 Fax: +44 207 211 6460 E-mail: karl.jagdis@culture.gsi.gov.uk

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AUTRES PARTICIPANTS / PARTICIPANTS

Belarus
Mr Andrey POPOV, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Press Secretary

European Commission/Commission européenne
Mr Harald E TRETTENBREIN, Deputy Head of Unit, Audiovisual and Media Policies Unit, European Commission, Directorate General for Information Society and Media, Avenue de Beaulieu 33, - 3/34, Brussels
Tel+ 32 2 29 84955 Fax: +32 2 29 65298 E-mail: harald.trettenbrein@ec.europa.eu

Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations of the Council of Europe / Conférence des organisations internationales non gouvernementales du Conseil de l'Europe
Mr Gabriel NISSIM, Conférence des OING du Conseil de l’Europe, 41 Boulevard de la Victoire, 67000 Strasbourg
Tel : +33 388 21 24 05 Fax :+ 33 388 21 24 00 E-mail : gabriel.nissim@wanadoo.fr

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OBSERVERS /OBSERVATEURS

PACE / APCE
Mr Andrew McINTOSH

CONGRESS/CONGRES
Mr Alexander BARTLING, Secretary to the Congress Committee on Culture and Education/Secrétaire de la Commission de la Culture et de l’Education

Holy See / Saint Siège
M Thaddeus JONES, Conseil Pontifical pour les Communications Sociales, 001200 CITTA DEL VATICANO
Tel : +39 06 698 83 197 Fax : +39 06 698 698 85 373
E-mail : telecast@pccs.va / pccs@vatican.va

European Broadcasting Union / Union Européenne de Radio-Télévision (EBU)
Mr Michael WAGNER, Deputy Director, Legal Affairs, European Broadcasting Union, L’Ancienne Route 17A, Case Postale 45, CH – 1218, Grand Saconnex

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) / Organisation pour la Sécurité et la Coopération en Europe (OSCE)

Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)
Mr Tom RIVERS, Legal Adviser, Association of Commercial Television in Europe, ACT, Rue Joseph II, 9-13, B – 1000 Brussels

European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA)
Mr Holger Rosendal, Chefjurist/Head of Legal Department Danske Dagblades Forening/Danish Newspaper Publishers' AssociationSkindergade 7 DK-1159 København K/Copenhagen K  
Tel :+45 3397 4232 Fax: +45 3314 2325 Email:  hrd@danskedagblade.dk

Mr Valtteri NIIRANEN, Director, ENPA, Square du Bastion 1A, Bte 3, 1050 Brussels

Mrs Hannah McCausland

Association of European Journalists (AEJ) / Media Freedom Representative
Mr William Horsley, Flat 1, 30 Bina Gardens, UK - London SW50LA
Tel: +44 207 370 1262 E-mail: wh@williamhorsley.com

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SECRETARIAT

Mr Jan KLEIJSSEN, Director, Directorate of Standard Setting / Directeur, Directorate des Activities Normatives, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs / Chef de la Division Médias et Société de l’Information, Secrétaire du CDMC, Direction Générale des Droits de l’Homme et des Affaires Juridiques
Tel:+ 33 (0)3 88 41 31 67 Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 37 39 E-mail: jan.kleijssen@coe.int

Mr Jan MALINOWSKI, Head of Media and Information Society Division, Secretary of the CDMC, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs / Chef de la Division Médias et Société de l’Information, Secrétaire du CDMC, Direction Générale des Droits de l’Homme et des Affaires Juridiques
Tel:+ 33 (0)3 88 41 28 92 Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 05 E-mail: jan.malinowski@coe.int

Mr Lee HIBBARD, Administrator, Secretary of the MC-S-IS, Media and Information Society Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs / Administrateur, Secrétaire du MC-S-IS, Direction Générale des Droits de l’Homme et des Affaires Juridiques
Tel:+ 33 (0)3 88 41 31 04 Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 05 E-mail: lee.hibbard@coe.int

Ms Anne BOYER-DONNARD, principal administrative officer, Media and Information Society Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs / assistante administrative principale, Direction Générale des Droits de l’Homme et des Affaires Juridiques
Tel:+ 33 (0)3 90 21 59 03 Fax: + 33 (0)3 88 41 27 05 E-mail: anne.boyer-donnard@coe.int

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INTERPRETERS/INTERPRETES

Mme Gillian WANKENHUT
Mme Jennifer GRIFFITH
Mme Stella RAPPOSELLI
Mme Sylvie STELLMACHER (uniquement 25 + 26 mars)

APPENDIX II

MEETING AGENDA

1) Opening of the meeting

2) Adoption of the agenda

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

4) Work programme for the CDMC in 2009

5) Draft instruments or texts for consideration by the CDMC

6) Implementation of non-binding instruments prepared under the authority of the CDMC

7) Discussion on a possible Council of Europe convention on the protection of the neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations

8) CDMC subordinate bodies

    a. Living together

9) 1st Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and New Communication Services “A New Notion of Media” (Reykjavik, 28-29 May 2009)

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

11) Dates of the next meetings

12) Items to be included in the draft agenda for the 11th CDMC meeting (20-23 October 2009)

13) Administrative and budgetary matters

14) Other business

15) Abridged report

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1 Relevant parts of this report cover also the meeting of the Bureau of the CDMC that took place on 24 March 2009.