Bureau of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society

(CDMSI-BU)

CDMSI-BU(2012)004

2nd Meeting - 10 to 11 October 2012
(Strasbourg, Agora, Room G06)

(08/11/2012)

1 & 2. Opening of the meeting – adoption of the agenda

The meeting was opened by the Chair, Mr Andris Mellakauls. The Bureau adopted the agenda (Appendix I). The list of participants appears as Appendix II.

3. Information by the Secretariat

Jan Kleijssen, Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, provided information to the Bureau, inter alia, concerning the following items:

• Upcoming chairmanships of the Committee of Ministers:
Andorra: 9 November 2012 – 16 May 2013;
Armenia: 16 May – November 2013; and
Austria: November 2013 – May 2014.

• CM Declaration of 13 January 2010: The Secretary General had established a taskforce between CoE bodies and departments in order to strengthen the transversal approach within the organisation to work in respect of freedom of expression and media freedom across Europe.

• Mr Kleijssen welcomed the adoption on 7 July 2012 of the Declaration on libel tourism and the Draft Declaration on risks from digital tracking being finalised by the CDMSI. He also referred to the new committee on rights of internet users (MSI-DUI), which made a good start. He reminded the Bureau that MSI-DUI was the only subordinate structure accepted by the Committee of Ministers in 2012.

• Mr Kleijssen emphasised the importance for the CDMSI to start work in the area of safety of journalists, media professionals, bloggers, etc, and that such a work should bring added value to the activities already carried out in this respect by other international organisations.

• The Internet Governance Strategy remains a priority of the Council of Europe and the role of the CDMSI to oversee this activity is important.

• Mr Kleijssen referred to the outcome of the Conference of Ministers of Justice (19-21 September 2012), on “Responses of justice to urban violence”.

• Concerning the upcoming Conference of Ministers responsible for media and information society, Mr Kleijssen thanked the Serbian authorities for hosting the event and CDMSI’s Vice Chairperson, Maja Rakovic, for her role in this respect and emphasised the urgent need to set the dates and for the Bureau to submit concrete proposals for the theme of the conference to be discussed by the CDMSI.

4. Decisions of the Committee of Ministers
4.1 Adopted standard setting instruments
Declaration on the desirability of international standards dealing with forum shopping in respect of defamation (“libel tourism”)
The Bureau took note of the adoption of the Declaration by the Committee of Ministers and that the adoption of this instrument had been broadly recognised by the media. It noted that considerations has to be given to the follow-up agreed by the Committee of Ministers, namely “further standard setting work with a view to providing guidance to member states”.

4.2 Texts of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

“Violent and extreme pornography” – PACE Recommendation 1981 (2011)
The Bureau welcomed the stock taking paper prepared by the Secretariat (CDMSI(2012)010). Following discussion, it was agreed that a comparative analysis of the laws and regulations which apply to violent and extreme pornography in member states would require a strong multidisciplinary approach, involving not only the CDMSI but also other pertinent committees and expertise of the Council of Europe. Furthermore, given the current work programme of the CDMSI and its limited resources, it concluded that it would not be feasible for the CDMSI to carry out such a task at this moment. The Bureau agreed to submit the stocktaking paper and its own conclusion to the CDMSI.

CDMSI comments on PACE Recommendation 1996(2012) Equality between women and men: a condition for the success of the Arab spring - CDMSI(2012)006Rev
CDMSI comments on PACE Recommendation 1998(2012) on the protection of freedom of expression and information on the internet and online media - CDMSI(2012)005
CDMSI comments on PACE Recommendation 2001(2012) on protection of and access to the audiovisual cultural heritage- CDMSI(2012)007Rev

The Bureau noted that the CDMSI comments on these texts had been forwarded to the Committee of Ministers (CM) on time and that CM had not yet finalised its response to the PACE.

5. Media

5.1 Standard setting activities

Initiatives to strengthen the protection of journalists, other media professionals and bloggers, both as regards preventive measures and effective investigation, taking into account the work conducted by other international organisations, and to foster ethical journalism

It was recalled that this item had been triggered by a decision of the CM following its thematic debate on “Media Freedom” on 18 January 2012. The Bureau agreed that new activities within this field of competence should be given high priority, provided that such work would bring added value to the numerous activities of other IGOs in this area. Considering the current budgetary situation in the Council of Europe, the establishment of an expert group might not be possible; nevertheless, such a possibility and alternative measures should be considered. The Bureau was also of the opinion that this topic should be addressed within the framework of cooperation and outreach activities as well as in the upcoming Ministerial Conference.

The Bureau discussed the proposal of the Secretariat on protection of journalists/journalism (CDMSI(2012)011), which would comprise three main components: i) safety of journalists (physical integrity and combating impunity), ii) support for investigative journalism (freedom of movement, access to information, protection of sources) and iii) prevention of judicial intimidation (defamation and anti-terrorism). The Bureau agreed to suggest such an approach to the CDMSI for consideration.

The Bureau welcomed the draft Report on defamation which had been prepared by the Secretariat and to which the inter secretariat Task Force on Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom had provided some input. The Bureau suggested that the draft report, once finalised, be submitted to the UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity (22 and 23 November in Vienna). The Bureau noted that the report will remain a Secretariat document which will be submitted to the CDMSI for information and possible input.

Draft convention on broadcasters’ neighbouring rights
The Bureau was informed by the Secretariat (CDMSI(2012)Misc016) that no further developments had been reported since the 1st CDMSI meeting when this item was put on hold.

Draft recommendation on gender equality and media
The Bureau took note of further progress since the first Bureau meeting, in particular an expert consultation in September 2012. The bureau welcomed that a draft recommendation would be ready for discussion by the 3rd Bureau meeting in 2013.

5.2 Cooperation activities
Member states and neighbouring regions
The Bureau took note of the information provided by the Secretariat (MEDIA.COOP(2012)01) and discussed future projects. It agreed that the implementation of Council of Europe standards was important and that the cooperation activities were instrumental to this end. It invited the Secretariat to identify areas of particular concern for future cooperation activities.

5.3 Implementation of CM Declaration of 13 January 2010
The Bureau was informed by the Secretariat that following the establishment of the Task Force by the Secretary General, a first meeting was held on 21 June 2012 and that a second meeting was planned on 25 October 2012. The objectives of the Task Force were to establish a transversal structure, including all relevant services of the Secretariat for collecting, processing and sharing information relating to Article 10 ECHR, to identify emerging problem as early as possible and to enable rapid responses. An important means for this inter-secretariat structure was the establishment of a web-site as a collaborative tool, which is under construction.

The Bureau took note of the information and stressed – although aware that the Task force is an internal tool for the secretariat – the importance that intergovernmental as well as NGO input be made available to the Task Force.

6. Information Society and Internet Governance

6.1 Standard setting activities

Draft declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies (CDMSI(2012)002Rev5)
The Bureau noted that the draft declaration had been submitted to all CDMSI delegations for their final approval/comments by 19 October 2012. Once agreed, the draft declaration would be submitted to the Committee of Ministers for adoption. [It is expected that the draft Declaration will be examined by the CM in early 2013].

Committee of Experts on rights of Internet users (MSI-DUI)
The Secretariat informed the Bureau about the 1st meeting of the MSI-DUI (13-14 September 2012) (MSI-DUI(2012)04). The Bureau welcomed the excellent composition of the MSI-DUI which would enable it to carry out its task in accordance with its terms of reference.

Follow-up to specific instruments on the Internet adopted by the Committee of Ministers
The Secretariat presented a preliminary draft paper (CDMSI(2012)014) on the basis of contributions submitted by Mark Carvell (UK) and Thomas Schneider (Switzerland) concerning the follow-up to the Declaration on Internet governance principles, the Recommendation on the protection and promotion of the universality, integrity and openness of the Internet and the Declaration on network neutrality. The Bureau agreed to the approach proposed in the preliminary draft paper and added that it would be useful to enlarge the scope of future activities in order to provide for the collection of “real life data”, to provide for synergies with other CDMSI activities and to establish cooperation with relevant stakeholders. It asked the Secretariat to revise the paper accordingly and to submit it to the CDMSI for further discussion.

Drafting of an instrument on cross-border flow of Internet traffic
The Secretariat presented a draft preliminary report (CDMSI(2012)015) which identified concrete issues for discussion by the Bureau. The Bureau was pleased that the Secretariat, together with the European Association of Internet Service Providers, were to organise a workshop at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF, Baku, 6-9 November 2012) with a view to discussing challenges to the unimpeded cross-border flow of Internet traffic and taking stock of best practices. It encouraged active onsite and remote participation of CDMSI members in the IGF workshop. The Bureau asked the Secretariat to report on results of the workshop at the 2nd CDMSI plenary meeting and that arrangements are made to invite pertinent experts to a hearing. The Bureau regretted that, due to the current budget situation, it would appear unlikely that a CDMSI subordinate body be established for this activity and asked the secretariat to explore other forms of expert input to the preparation of a report to analyse legal, policy and technical issues of cross-border flow of Internet traffic.

6.2 Cooperation and outreach activities

European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG - Stockholm, 14-15 June 2012)
The Bureau took note of the secretariat report on the 5th edition of EuroDIG.

Internet Governance Forum (IGF, Baku, 6-9 November 2012)
The Bureau took note of the CoE’s contribution to various workshops of the IGF: “Protecting you and your rights: Article 15 of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime”; “Empowering Internet users – which tools?”; “Safety of online media actors: as a precondition for media pluralism and freedom of expression”; “Free cross-border flow of Internet traffic”; “Freedom of expression and freedom from hate on-line”; “Who is following me? Tracking the trackers”; and “Terrorism, the Internet and human rights: preventing misuse of the Internet for terrorist purposes”.

6.3 Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015
Follow-up chart to the Strategy – up-date by the Secretariat
The Bureau considered an updated version of the Follow-up chart to the Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015, prepared by the Secretariat. It discussed modalities for the CDMSI to oversee the implementation of the Strategy. The Bureau requested information about who is responsible for each line of activity and also that a visual approach be introduced to makes it easy to identify activities that risk not being implemented as foreseen. Moreover, it was agreed that the Follow-up chart be placed on the website for easier oversight by the CDMSI.

6.4 Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
The Bureau was informed by the Secretariat about a set of comments prepared by three experts concerning freedom of expression and freedom of association with regard to new generic top level domains (new gTLDs). The comments addressed to the GAC are a follow-up to the Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the protection of freedom of expression and information and freedom of assembly and association with regard to Internet domain names and name strings and the Internet Governance Strategy (2012-2015).

7. Protection of personal data
7.1 Standard setting activities

Information concerning the instruments currently under review by the T-PD: Convention 108
The Bureau took note of information provided by the Secretariat concerning the on-going revision of Convention 108. It was also noted that the next meetings of the T-PD and the CDMSI will take place on the same dates (27-30 November 2012). The Secretariat also referred to a letter of the Chair of the T-PD to the Non-Commercial Users Constituency of ICANN regarding the privacy questions raised by the review of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (and to the related letter of the Article 29 Working party). It was also noted that the next meeting of the T-PD and the CDMSI will take place on the same dates.

8. The Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society (Serbia, 2013)
Maja Raković informed the Bureau that the Serbian authorities were considering dates for the conference as well as a list of practical details for organising the event. The Secretariat was to be informed of the preferred dates shortly. An on-site visit by the Secretariat to Belgrade would be organised towards the end of 2012 or at the beginning of 2013 to discuss practical details concerning the organisation of the conference, venue, hotels etc.

Recalling the content of Resolution CM/Res(2011)7 on Council of Europe conferences of specialised ministers, the Bureau discussed the various contributions for possible topics submitted by members of the CDMSI as well as an outline of the programme prepared by the Chair. The Bureau agreed that, rather than treating all the suggested themes as separate issues, it would be an advantage to establish a common overarching theme for the event. The Bureau agreed that the main focus of the conference should be online media, taking due account of the various contributions prepared. It was also agreed that safety of journalists should be included as a particularly topical issue. The Bureau instructed the Secretariat to establish a support paper to serve as a framework for the conference to be further discussed by the CDMSI. The Bureau agreed to submit three possible themes/titles for the conference to the CDMSI for consideration:

    · “Open and accessible internet – media’s contribution to democracy”;
    · “The media is dead – long live media! Serving democracy in the digital age”;
    · “Freedom of Expression in 2020 – opportunities, rights and responsibilities in the digital age”.

9. CDMSI relations with other Council of Europe bodies
The Bureau took note of information concerning the following meetings in which the CDMSI had been represented: Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) Plenary meeting (4-5 June) and Octopus Conference (6-8 June) (Jasminka Drazenovic); Pan-European Forum on Media Pluralism and New Media (27 June 2012) (Andris Mellakauls); 2012 CoE Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue (3 and 4 September 2012) (Andris Mellakauls); and the 31st Conference of Ministers of Justice (19-21 September 2012) (Andris Mellakauls).
10. CDMSI exchanges of views with other organisations etc
The Bureau noted that DrVaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Chairperson of the EC High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism had been invited to the 2nd CDMSI meeting to present the findings of the EC High Level Group. [Since the meeting, Dr Vīķe-Freiberga has confirmed her participation].

It noted that Mr Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights would not be able to meet the CDMSI on this occasion, due to other commitments. The Bureau proposed that the Commissioner be invited to the 3rd CDMSI meeting in 2013.

The Bureau asked the Secretariat to invite a representative of the EU Internet Freedom Strategy to the 2nd CDMSI meeting for an exchange of views.

11. Dates for future meetings
The Bureau decided to hold its 3rd meeting on 6 and 7 March 2013 and its 4th meeting on 19 and 20 September 2013.
The Bureau agreed to propose to the CDMSI to hold its 3rd plenary meeting on 14 – 17 May 2013 and the 4th plenary meeting on 3 – 6 December 2013. It also agreed to propose to the CDMSI to hold an extra plenary meeting on the eve of the first day of the Ministerial Conference (CoE to cover one day subsistence allowance, but no travel of CDMSI members; date to be confirmed).
The Bureau noted that proposed dates for the Ministerial Conference were 17 and 18 October 2013 with 10 and 11 October as alternatives. However, these dates have yet to be confirmed.

Appendix I
Agenda of the meeting

Bureau
of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society

(CDMSI)

2nd meeting – 10 to 11 October 2012
(Strasbourg, Agora, Room G06)
(09h30-17h00)

CDMSI-BU/OJ2(2012)

Draft Annotated Agenda

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Information by the President and Secretariat

    Jan Kleijssen Intervention in Budapest Cyberspace conference, 3-5 October 2012

4. Decisions of the Committee of Ministers

4.1 Adopted standard setting instruments

Documents

    - Declaration on the desirability of international standards dealing with forum shopping in respect of defamation or (“libel tourism”)
    - Press release
    - Article from Solicitors Journal

Notes and expected action

Take note of the adoption of the Declaration on 7 July 2012

4.2 Texts of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Documents

Notes and expected action

Discuss CM instructions (paragraph 5 of the reply) and make proposals to the CDMSI

Documents

Notes and expected action

CDMSI comments completed by e-mail exchanges

5. Media

5.1 Standard setting activities
Initiatives to strengthen the protection of journalists, other media professionals and bloggers, both as regards preventive measures and effective investigation, taking into account the work conducted by other international organisations, and to foster ethical journalism

Documents

    - “Thematic debate: Media Freedom” CM decision – SG/Inf(2011)27
    - “Thematic debate on the safety of journalists” - Discussion paper presented by the Secretary General - SG/Inf(2012)6
    - UN plan of action on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity
    - Resolution on Safety of Journalists – Human Rights Council, 21st session
    - Council of Europe report on UN/Austrian side event on protection of journalists (not on line)
    - ECHR report on positive obligations under Article 10
    - Draft report on defamation, CDMSI (2012)Misc11 (not on line)
    - Secretariat paper on Protection of Journalists/Journalism (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat. Discussion

Draft convention on broadcasters’ neighbouring rights

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat

Draft recommendation on gender equality and media

Documents

    - Report of the meeting of the informal working group on gender and media (20-21 September 2012) (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Take note of information

5.2 Cooperation activities
Member states and neighbouring regions

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of information

5.3 Implementation of CM Declaration of 13 January 2010

Documents

    - Declaration on measures to promote the respect of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
    - CM decision of 18/1/2012 following the Committee of Ministers thematic debate on media freedom
    - Report of the 1st meeting of the Task Force on freedom of expression and media (21 June 2012) (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Take note of information

6. Information Society and Internet Governance

6.1 Standard setting activities
Draft declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies

Documents

    - Draft Committee of Ministers declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies - CDMSI(2012)002Rev5

Notes and expected action

Take note of comments by CDMSI delegations, T-CY, T-PD, CDCJ and Secretariat, and decide on amendments and transmission to the CDMSI for finalisation

Compilation of existing rights of Internet users (MSI-DUI)

Documents

    - Terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on Rights of Internet Users (MSI-DUI) adopted on 6 July 2012
    - Report on the 1st meeting of the MSI-DUI (13-14/09/2012) (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Take note of information
Discussion

Follow-up to specific instruments on the Internet adopted by the Committee of Ministers

Documents

    - Declaration on Internet Governance principles
    - Recommendation on the protection and promotion of the universality, integrity and openness of the Internet
    - Declaration on network neutrality
    - Proposed action (Delegations, Secretariat) (not on-line)
    -

Notes and expected action

All CDMSI members were invited to submit suggestions by 31 July
Discuss proposals
Agree on the process to be followed for these activities

Drafting of an instrument on cross-border flow of Internet traffic

Documents

    - Draft outlining scenarios of interference with Internet traffic which may have an impact on access to information across borders. (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat on the state of play
Discuss and make proposals to CDMSI for further action

6.2 Cooperation and outreach activities
European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG - Stockholm, 14-15 June 2012)

Documents

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat on the 5th edition of EuroDIG (Stockholm on 14-15 June 2012)
Discussion

Internet Governance Forum (IGF, Baku, 6-9 November 2012)

Documents

    - Documents related to Council of Europe events

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat
Discussion

 

6.3 Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015

Documents

    - Follow-up chart to the Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015 – up-date by the Secretariat & Report by the Secretariat (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Consider information provided by the Secretariat
Discuss modalities for the CDMSI to oversee the implementation of the Strategy.

6.4 GAC / ICANN

Documents

    - Draft paper (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Point of information

7. Data protection

7.1 Standard setting activities
Information concerning the instruments currently under review by the T-PD:
Convention 108

Documents

    - Modernisation of the Convention 108 – new proposals
    - (TPD(2012)WP – Work programme of the T-PD for 2012 and 2013
    - Council of Europe Strategy on Internet Governance 2012-2015)
    - Report of the 28th meeting of the T-PD Bureau (Strasbourg, 27-28 September 2012)

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat and discussion

8. 1st Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society (Serbia, 2013)

Documents

Background documents:

    - CDMSI(2012)Misc1 - Discussion paper on possible modifications of the “public watchdog” term in the new media environment (M.Traimer – Austria)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc2 - “I don’t speak on behalf of…” - Agile Movements, Fluid Politics and the new Democratic Bargain (Ren Reynolds)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc3 - Access to the Internet – a human right? (A.Mellakauls – Latvia)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc5 - Background paper on connected television (France)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc6 - Regulating freedom of expression and association online – regulating democracy? (Switzerland)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc8 – The power of the screens
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc9 - The Future of Regulation – non paper I
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc10 - Notes on the possible issues to be discussed during the Belgrade conference on media and information society (prepared by Bissera Zankova)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc12- Proposal by Andris Mellakauls for an outline programme
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc14 – Proposal by Community Media Forum Europe

Notes and expected action

Discuss and make proposals for the Conference dates, themes, documents and agenda

9. CDMSI relation with other Council of Europe bodies

Notes and expected action

Take note of reports by representatives of the CDMSI to relevant events:

    - Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) Plenary and Octopus Conference (Jasminka Drazenovic),
    - Pan-European Forum on Media Pluralism and New Media- (Andris Mellakauls)
    - Conference of Ministers of Justice - Report by Andris Mellakauls), Final resolution & Austria country report
    - 2012 CoE Exchange on religious dimension of intercultural dialogue (Andris Mellakauls)
    - Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: take note of the background report on The state of Media Freedom in Europe (by W.Horsley).

10. CDMSI exchanges of views with other organisations etc

Notes and expected action

Ms Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Chairperson of the EC High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism invited to 2nd CDMSI (tbc)
Mr Nils Muižnieks, HR Commissioner could not accept invitation to 2nd CDMSI, due to other commitments
Take note of other possible exchanges and discuss

11. Dates for future meetings

Documents

Notes and expected action

- Take note of information about meetings and events relevant to the CDMSI
- Agree on dates of Bureau meetings in 2013. Propose dates of the CDMSI plenary meetings in 2013

12. Other questions

General reference documents:
- CDMSI terms of reference
- CDMSI(2012)003rev – abridged report of the 1st meeting of the CDMSI
- CDMSI(2012)004Rev- report of the 1st meeting of the CDMSI
- CDMSI-BU(2012)002 - report of the meeting of the Bureau of the CDMSI of 29 and 30 May
- Follow-up chart to the 1st meeting of the CDMSI – up-date as of 12 June 2012

Appendix II

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

1ST MEETING OF THE BUREAU OF THE
STEERING COMMITTEE ON MEDIA AND INFORMATION SOCIETY
(CDMSI-BU), 29-30 MAY 2012
ROOM 16, PALAIS DE L’EUROPE

ARMENIA/ARMENIE
Mr Garegin Chugaszyan, Executive Director, IT Foundation

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA/BOSNIE-HERZEGOVINE
Mr Emir Povlakic, Head of Division for Licensing, Digitalization and Coordination in Broadcasting, Communications Regulatory

BULGARIA/BULGARIE
Ms Bissera Zankova, Media Expert / Consultant, Ministry of Transport, IT and Communications

LATVIA/LETTONIE
Mr Andris Mellakauls (Chair/Président), Information Space Integration, Ministry of Culture

SERBIA/SERBIE
Ms Maja Rakovic (Vice Chair/ Vice Président) , Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

SWITZERLAND
Thomas Schneider, excused

UNITED KINGDOM/ROYAUME-UNI
Mr Mark Carvell, Media Team, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

SECRETARIAT
Mr Jan Kleijssen, Director, Information Society and Action against Crime, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Mr Jan Malinowski, Head of Information Society Department, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Mr Björn Janson, Secretary of the CDMSI, Head of Media Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Onur Andreotti, administrator, Media Division
Ms Anne Boyer-Donnard, Principal Administrative Assistant, Media Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Julia Whitham, Assistant, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Lee Hibbard, Head of Internet governance Unit, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Elvana Thaci, administrator, Internet governance Unit
Mr James Lawson, administrator, Internet governance Unit
Ms Sophie Kwasny, Head of Data Protection Unit, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law

(Gender distribution of the 6 Bureau members attending the meeting: 2 women (33%), 4 men (67%)