Steering Committee on

Media and Information Society
(CDMSI)

1st Meeting - 27 to 30 March 2012 (Strasbourg, Agora, Room G03)

CDMSI(2012)003Rev

Abridged report
(30/3/2012)

Gender distribution: 78 attendants, 33 women (42%), 45 men (58%).

The meeting was chaired by Andris Mellakauls (Latvia). During the meeting, the CDMSI

For Committee of Ministers’ decision

Draft terms of reference of CDMSI subordinate groups
- agreed on draft terms of reference for a Committee of Experts on Rights of Internet Users (MC-RIU) and to submit it to the Committee of Ministers for adoption (Appendix I); the Bureau will make a proposal for the MC-RIU’s precise composition in light of suggestions made by CDMSI members by e-mail by 16 April;

For information

- held an exchange of views with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe;

Elections
- elected Andris Mellakauls (Latvia) as its Chairperson and Maja Rakovic (Serbia) as its Vice-Chairperson, both for a first one-year term; elected its Bureau as follows: Mark Carvell (United Kingdom), Garegin Chugaszyan (Armenia), Emir Povlakic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Thomas Schneider (Switzerland) and Bissera Zankova (Bulgaria), all for a first two-year term (gender distribution: 2 women (29%) / 5 men (71%). The CDMSI also designated Christina Lamprou (Greece) Gender Equality Rapporteur and various members to represent it in meetings of other steering committees;

Committee of Ministers thematic debates (December 2011, January and March 2012)
- welcomed the opportunity to participate or attend those debates;
- agreed to work on the safety of journalists, asking the Secretariat to make arrangements for an informal working / drafting group, with the objective to submitting concrete proposals to the Committee of Ministers in due course;
- agreed to pay special attention to the intergovernmental expert input into the implementation of the Committee of Ministers Declaration of 13 January 2010 by
(i) responding to requests for information or questionnaires which may be submitted to CDMSI members by the Secretariat,
(ii) encouraging media and journalists professional organisations and civil society organisations that participate in CDMSI work to provide relevant information to the Secretariat;
(iii) inviting various Council of Europe bodies and institutions, with full respect to their independence and in conformity with their mandates, to address issues related to freedom of expression, freedom of the media and safety of journalists and to take active part in an inter-secretariat task force contributing to the implementation of the Declaration;
- noted that work done by the European Audiovisual Observatory, in particular the analysis of texts adopted by the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in the field of freedom of expression, responds at least in part to the Committee of Ministers request for a compendium of Council of Europe standards in the field of media freedom, including with regard to hate speech, and agreed to give further consideration to this matter at its 2nd meeting, in November 2012;

Internet Governance – Council of Europe Strategy 2012-2015
- held an exchange of views with Ambassador Thomas Hajnoczi (TC-INF) and discussed the Strategy with representatives of the Secretariat involved in different parts of the Strategy (see Appendix II);
- agreed with the proposal made by the Information Society and Internet Governance Coordinator in the Secretariat (Lee Hibbard) that he prepares a chart to follow developments concerning the Strategy and submit it to the CDMSI at regular intervals; this will be the basis for the CDMSI to oversee implementation of the Strategy as set out in its terms of reference and report to the Committee of Ministers accordingly;
- took note of the preparation and programme of the 5th EuroDIG (Stockholm, 14-15 June 2012) and of the Internet Governance Forum (Baku, November 2012);

Future work
- examined its terms of reference and, apart from rights of internet users (see above), agreed:
(i) to discuss by e-mail exchange proposals on follow up to instruments on the Internet adopted by the Committee of Ministers;
(ii) to consider output in respect of cross-border flow of Internet traffic in light of concrete problems / scenarios to be submitted by members and observers or participants;
(iii) to complete, with the help of an informal drafting group, a recommendation on gender equality and media prepared under the authority of the CDMC ; requested that the Secretariat prepare a skeleton standard setting instrument and background material concerning the gender dimension of media coverage of election campaigns;
(iv) to put on hold follow-up work on specific media-related instruments adopted by the Committee of Ministers, but to consider this in light of possible submissions by delegations and also in the context of the next specialised Ministerial Conference;
- took note of the expected activities and output of the Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regards to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (T-PD);
- agreed that the question of neighbouring rights of broadcasting organisations be put on hold awaiting developments within the European Union;
- decided to put work on libel tourism on hold awaiting Committee of Ministers decisions concerning the draft declaration submitted to it by the CDMC while underlining the importance of the matter and expressing concern about the risks a further delay poses to freedom of expression and freedom of the media;
- expressed concern about the scarce resources made available for its work, in particular as regards subordinate structures, especially in view of the priority attached by the Organisation to this area of work;
- agreed to follow the approach already adopted by the CDMC and certain of its subordinate groups, namely that relevant work streams be discussed with and draft texts opened to consultation and discussion by interested stakeholders and in multistakeholder platforms or fora; took note of the Secretary General's encouragement that CDMSI members themselves take the Committee's work to multistakeholder fora for discussion;
- welcomed broad participation of civil society and professional organisations' representatives in the meeting and agreed that basic rules about participation in its work be made available to stakeholders (relevance, representativeness, ability to make a contribution to CDMSI work) by publishing them on the Committee's web page, and that a list of participants and observers be drawn up regularly; the Bureau is invited to take decisions between meetings concerning participation, without prejudice to submitting the matter for discussion and decision by the CDMSI in appropriate cases;

Coordination with European Union institutions
- agreed that it is desirable for enhanced coordination between the CDMSI and the European Commission to ensure an early exchange on their respective proposed or on-going work;

Draft Committee of Ministers declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies
- examined the draft declaration tabled by Latvia and, subject to certain amendments, agreed that members should consult with relevant authorities and submit comments and proposals by Monday 23 April 2012 and, if there is consensus to pursue the matter further, the resulting text be submitted to the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regards to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (T-PD) and European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) and possibly also to the Convention Committee on Cybercrime (T-CY) and the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) for possible comments; the CDMSI will then consider any responses received and, after further consultation, the draft could be submitted to the Committee of Ministers for adoption; in the absence of consensus during online consultations, the matter could be reconsidered at the 2nd CDMSI meeting, in November 2012;

1st Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society (Serbia, 2013)
- agreed that the Conference should take place in the second half of 2013, welcomed the background papers prepared by a number of delegations (Armenia, Austria, France, Latvia, Switzerland) and requested that the Secretariat prepare first tentative draft Conference documents based on the discussions;

Further information
- in addition: held exchanges with representatives of the Secretariat of ECRI, the Office of the Commissioner of Human Rights and the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights, and also with the Secretariat of the CDCJ and with Mme Catherine Pozzo di Borgo, Vice-Chair of the T-PD; held a workshop on Internet governance animated by DIPLO Foundation (Jovan Kurbalija, Vladimir Radunovic, Alex Sceberras Trigona, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malta);

Appendix I

Revised draft terms of reference for a Committee of Experts on
Rights of Internet Users (MC-RIU)

Committee of Experts on Rights of Internet Users (MC- RIU)

Set up by the Committee of Ministers under Article 17 of the Statute of the Council of Europe and in accordance with Resolution CM/Res(2011)24 on intergovernmental committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods (Resolution CM/Res(2011)24)

Terms of reference valid from: [CM adoption date] 2012 until 31 December 2013

Main tasks

Under the supervision of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI), the MC-RIU will:

      (i) contribute to the implementation of Part II “Maximising rights and freedoms for Internet users” and other relevant parts of the Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015;

      (ii) examine the application of existing Council of Europe standards on human rights and fundamental freedoms regarding the Internet, including relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, the policies and standards of inter-governmental organisations and, if appropriate, of state and non-state actors;

      (iii) advise the CDMSI, upon its request, on all questions related to rights and responsibilities of Internet users, intermediaries and others Internet actors.

Pillar / Sector / Programme

Pillar: Rule of Law

Sector: Common standards and policies

Programme: Information society and Internet governance

Expected results

Expected results 2012-2013:

      A compendium of existing human rights for Internet users to help them understand and exercise their rights when communicating with and seeking effective recourse from key Internet actors and government agencies when users consider their rights and freedoms have been adversely affected (2013).

 

Composition

Members:

The Committee shall be composed of 13 experts, to be selected having regard to the views expressed by the CDMSI, comprising government or member state representatives (who may be but are not required to be CDMSI members) and independent experts with recognised expertise in the fields of human rights and users’ rights on the Internet. The Council of Europe shall bear the travel and subsistence expenses of all 13 members. Member states may send representatives without defrayal of expenses.

Participants:
The following may send representatives without the right to vote and at the charge of their corresponding administrative budgets:

- Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;
- European Court of Human Rights;
- Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights;
- Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe;
- European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ);
- Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data (T-PD);

The following may send representatives without the right to vote and without defrayal of expenses:

- European Union (one or more representatives, including, as appropriate, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights – FRA);

- European Audiovisual Observatory;
- Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE);
- UN agencies (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation - UNESCO);
- Representatives of civil society, private sector, technical, professional and academic communities.

Observers from states or organisations other than those referred above shall be admitted to the Expert Committee in the manner and according to the conditions provided in Resolution CM/Res(2011)24)

Working methods

Meetings:
13 members, 1 meeting in 2012, 2 days
13 members, 2 meetings in 2013, 2 days

Additional working methods:

The Committee shall not take decisions by voting except on procedural matters in which case the Resolution CM/Res(2011)24 will apply. The Committee shall state its conclusions in the form of unanimous recommendations or, if this proves impossible, it shall make a majority recommendation and indicate the dissenting opinions.

Multi-stakeholder dialogue, permitting to interact with different stakeholder groups, at different stages of the tasks assigned to the MC- RIU.

Appendix II

Steering Committee and representatives of their Secretariat that intervened during the meeting under Item x – Implementation of the Internet Governance – Council of Europe Strategy 2012-2015

- European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS)
Thorsten Afflebach

- Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP)
Kathrin Merkle

- Committee of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse “ Lanzarote convention”
(T-ES)
Gioja Scappucci

- Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal data [STE n°108] (T-PD)
Sophie Kwasny

- Convention Committee on Cybercrime (T-CY)
Alexander Seger

- Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER)
Albina Ovcearenco

Appendix III

Meeting agenda


Steering Committee on

Media and Information Society
(CDMSI)

1st Meeting - 27 to 30 March 2012 (Strasbourg, Agora, Room G03)
CDMSI/OJ(2012)1Rev

Agenda

Order of Business

 

Morning

Afternoon

27 March

Items 1, 2, 4, 5 and
3 (end of morning)

Items 6

28 March

7, 8, 9

12, 13

29 March

10, 11

14, 15

30 March

16, 17

Finalisation of pending items, 18

1. Opening of the meeting

Statement by and exchange with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Elections
Chair
Vice-Chair
Bureau (five members)
Gender Equality Rapporteur

4. Decisions of the Committee of Ministers
i. Resolution CM/Res(2011)24 on intergovernmental committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods
ii. Terms of Reference
iii. Programme of Activities
iv. Thematic debate on Freedom of the Media and related decisions (December 2011 and January 2012)
v. Internet Governance – Council of Europe Strategy 2012-2015
vi. Declaration and Recommendation on Public Service Media Governance
vii. Recommendation on the protection of human rights with regard to social networking services
viii. Recommendation on the protection of human rights with regard to search engines
ix. Declaration on the desirability of international standards dealing with forum shopping in respect of defamation or (“libel tourism)

5. Exchange of views on cooperation with the European Union

    Ambassador Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Head of the European Delegation to the Council of Europe
    Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Chairperson of the European Commission mandated High-Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism
    Marietje Schaake, MEP (Rapporteur on A Digital Freedom Strategy in EU Foreign Policy)

6. Workshop on Internet Governance by DIPLO Foundation

7. Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015
Information by the Secretariat

8. Pan-European cooperation and broader cooperation
i. European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG - Stockholm, 14-15 June 2012)
ii. Internet Governance Forum (Baku, Autumn 2012)
iii. Activities in neighbouring regions

9. Standard setting on information society and internet governance
i. Follow-up to specific instruments on the Internet adopted by the Committee of Ministers
ii. Compilation of existing rights for Internet users
iii. Drafting of an instrument on cross-border flow of Internet traffic

10. Standard setting on media
i. Compendium of Council of Europe standards in the field of media freedom, including with regard to hate speech
ii. 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
iii. Draft convention on broadcasters’ neighbouring rights
iv. Draft recommendation on gender equality and media
v. Gender equality dimension in the media coverage of election campaigns
vi. Proposals to the Committee of Ministers on follow-up to specific media-related instruments adopted by the Committee of Ministers (e.g. in respect of public service media, public service value of the Internet, or a new notion of media)
vii. Contribution from a media and freedom of expression perspective to Council of Europe work addressing the problem of libel tourism

11. Implementation of CM Declaration of 13 January 2010
i. Exchange of views with the Secretariat of relevant Council of Europe monitoring mechanisms
ii. Improved collection and sharing of information and enhanced coordination on freedom of expression media freedom (thematic debate / yearly reporting)
iii. Developing a toolkit of assistance measures in the field of media freedom which could be made available upon request to member States and neighbouring countries
iv. Strengthening the impact and visibility of Council of Europe activities in the field of media freedom – promoting knowledge and effective implementation of these standards in member States, including among and with the media

12. Standard setting on protection of personal data
i. Exchange of views with representatives of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (T-PD) and the Secretariat of the CDCJ
ii. Information concerning the instruments currently reviewed by the T-PD :
- Convention 108
- Rec (89)2 data protection and employment
- Rec (87)15 data protection and the police

13. 1st Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society (Serbia, 2013)

14. Other tasks stemming from Resolution CM/Res(2011)24
i. Advise to the Committee of Ministers and the Secretary General on the priorities, relevance and other matters with regard to CDMSI activities, having regard to the priorities and criteria adopted by the Committee of Ministers

15. Working methods
i. Prioritisation of activities (with reference to items 4, ii) and iii) and items 7 to 13 of the agenda)
ii. Gender Equality Rapporteur
iii. Resolution CM/Res(2011)24 on intergovernmental committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods
iv. Regular contacts with CM TC-INF
v. Multi-stakeholder dialogue, permitting to interact with different stakeholder groups, at different stages of the tasks assigned to the CDMSI

16. Other information of interest to the CDMSI
i. Other Council of Europe activities relevant to the work of the CDMSI
ii. Programme lines and budget
iii. Progress review report
iv. Monitoring mechanisms and procedures
v. Relevant cooperation and field activities
vi. Relevant activities of other international organisations with a view to avoiding duplication and achieving synergies

17. Other business

18. Adoption of abridged meeting report

Appendix IV

1st meeting of the
Steering Committee on Media and Information Society
(CDMSI)
27 – 30 March 2012 Room G03 (Agora)

1ere réunion du
Comité Directeur Sur Les Medias et La Societe de l’Information
(CDMSI)
27 – 30 Mars 2012 Salle G03 (Agora)

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS / LISTE DES PARTICIPANTS

ALBANIA/ALBANIE 
Ms Eva Kushova
Press adviser of Albanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

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

AUSTRIA/AUTRICHE
Mr Matthias Traimer
Federal Chancellery, Head of Department, Media Affairs and Information Society, Federal Chancellery, Constitutional Service

AZERBAIJAN
Ms Jeyran Amiraslanova
Senior Consultant for Public and Political Issues, Office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Presidential Palace

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

BULGARIA/BULGARIE
Ms Nelly Stoyanova
Media Expert / Consultant, Ministry of Transport, IT and Communications

CROATIA/CROATIE
Ms Jasminka Draženović
The Ministry of the Culture of the Republic of Croatia
Ms Anja Jelavić
Agency for Electronic Media of the Republic of Croatia

CYPRUS/CHYPRE
Mr Andreas Christodoulou
Senior Press and Information Officer, Ministry of Interior

DENMARK/DANEMARK
Ms Katja Just Maarbjerg
Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Culture

ESTONIA/ESTONIE
Mr Peeter Sookruus
Head of Media and Copyright Department, Ministry of Culture

FINLAND/FINLANDE
Mr Juuso Moisander
Commercial Secretary, Information Society and ICT, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

FRANCE
Ms Sophie Verrier
Bureau des affaires europeennes et internationales, Direction Generale des Medias et des Industries Culturelles, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication
Ms Catherine Souyri
Chargée de mission pour la communication, Commission nationale française pour l'UNESCO,

GEORGIA/GEORGIE
Ms Tamar Kintsurashvili
General Director of Public Broadcasting

GERMANY/ALLEMAGNE
Ms Els Hendrix
Referat K 31, Internationale Zusammenarbeit im Medienbereich; Rundfunk, International Media Cooperation, Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Mr Wolfgang Wohnas

Mr Armin Knopse

Ms Sigrun Neuwerth

Ms Amélie Sahin
Staatskanzleis des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz
Ms Annick Kuhl
EU Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU

GREECE/GRECE
Ms Christina Lamprou
Head of Department of Audiovisual Subjetcts, Department of Mass Media, Hellenic Republic Secretariat General of Information and Communication

HUNGARY/HONGRIE
Mr György Ocskó
International Legal Adviser, National Media and Infocommunications Authority

ICELAND/ISLANDE
Ms Thordis Elva Thorvaldsdottir
Adviser, Department of Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Reykjavík

IRELAND/IRLANDE
Mr Éanna Ó Conghaile
Principal Officer, Broadcasting Policy Division, Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources,

ITALY/ITALIE
Mr Pierglugi Mazzella
Director General, Agency for the right to university education, Professor of Information and Communication, University of Rome

LATVIA/LETTONIE
Mr Andris Mellakauls
Information Space Integration, Ministry of Culture
 
LITHUANIA/LITHUANIE
Ms Regina Jaskelevičienė
Head of Information Society Division, Cultural Policy Department, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

LUXEMBOURG
Ms Anne Blau
Attaché, Ministère d'Etat, Service des Médias et des Communications, Luxembourg

MONACO
M. Serge Robillard
Chef de Division, Direction des Communications Électroniques, Principauté de Monaco

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
Mme Olga Bogdan, Division Conseil de l’Europe et droits de l’homme, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Intégration Européenne

MONTENEGRO
Mr Ranko Vujovic
Executive Director UNEM

THE NETHERLANDS/PAYS-BAS
Mr Nol Reijnders
Deputy Head of Media Policy, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Department for Media, Literature, Libraries

Ms mr. dr. P.M. van den Eijnden
Legal adviser, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Department of Constitutional Affairs and Legislation

NORWAY/NORVEGE
Mr Olav Guntvedt
Assistant Director General, Norwegian Ministry of Culture

Mr Anders Huitfeldt
Senior Adviser, Department of Media Policy and Copyrights, Norwegian Ministry of Culture

POLAND/POLOGNE
Ms Małgorzata Pęk
National Broadcasting Council of Poland

PORTUGAL
Mr. Agostinho Pissarreira, Cabinet pour les Medias (“Gabinete para os Meios de Comunicação Social”)

ROMANIA/ROUMANIE
Ms Delia Mucică
Senior Advisor, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

RUSSIAN FEDERATION / FEDERATION RUSSIE
Mr Igor Evdokimov
Deputy Director, Press and Information Department, Foreign Ministry

SERBIA/SERBIE
Ms Maja Rakovic, Counsellor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

SLOVAK REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE SLOVAQUE
Ms Natasa Slavikova , General Director, Media, Audiovisual and Copyright Department
Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

SLOVENIA/SLOVENIE
Mr Skender Adem
Undersecretary, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia

SPAIN/ESPAGNE
Ms Concepcion Soto Calvo
Adviser
Deputy Direction of the Information Society Content
State Secretary for Telecommunications and the Information Society

SWEDEN/SUEDE
Mr Jerker Stattin
Deputy Director, Swedish Ministry of Culture, Media Division

SWITZERLAND
Mr Frédéric Riehl
Head of International Affairs
Federal Office of Communication, Federal Department for the environment, transport, energy and communication
Mr Thomas Schneider
International Affairs, Federal Office of Communication, Federal Department for the environment, transport, energy and communication

Mr Pierre Smolik
Federal Office of Communication, Federal Department for the environment, transport, energy and communication

FYROM
Ms Vesna Poposka
Head of International PR Department, Government of the Republic of Macedonia, PR Department, “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

TURKEY/TURQUIE
Mr Mehmet Bora Sönmez
Media Expert, Radio and Television Supreme Council of Turkey
Mr Tahir Çitçi
ICT Expert, Information And Communication Technologies Authority of Turkey
Mr Hasan Ali Erdem
Radio and Television Supreme Council, Turkey
Mr Osman Şahin
Information and Communication Technologies Council, Turkey

UNITED KINGDOM/ROYAUME-UNI
Ms Moira Costello
Media Team, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, United-Kingdom
Mr Mark Carvell
Media Team, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, United-Kingdom

OBSERVERS/PARTICIPANTS

ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCIAL TELEVISIONS (ACT)
Mr Ross Biggam
Director General

ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN JOURNALISTS (AEJ) / MEDIA FREEDOM REPRESENTATIVE
Mr William Horsley

BELARUS
Mr Sergei Skvorcov
Head of Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

European Digital Rights (EDRI)
Ms Meryem Marzouki

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Mr Maciej Tomaszewski
Policy officer – Internet governance and dot.eu

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF JOURNALISTS (EFJ)
Mr Marc Gruber
Director

EUROPEAN NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (ENPA)
Mr Holger Rosedal, Head of Legal Department

EUROPEAN PLATFORM OF REGULATORY AUTHORITIES (EPRA)
Ms Emmanuelle Machet, Secretary

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR VIEWERS INTERESTS (EAVI)
Mr Paolo Celot, Secretary General

EUROPEAN INTERNET SERVICES PROVIDERS’ ASSOCIATION (EuroISPA)
Prof Michael Rotert, Honorary Spokesman

EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION (EBU)
Mr Michael Wagner, Deputy Director, Legal Department
Mr Giacomo Mazzone, Head of Institutional Relations, Public Affairs and Members Relations Department

EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY
Mr Wolfgang Closs, Executive Director
Ms Susanne Nikoltchev, Head of Department for Legal Information

COMMUNITY MEDIA FORUM EUROPE (CMFE)
Ms Nadia Bellardi, Vice President

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
Mr Benoît Vandeputte

ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE (OSCE)
Mr Roland Bless
Principal Adviser, Representative on Freedom of the Media

PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE, COMMITTEE ON CULTURE, SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND MEDIA / ASSEMBLEE PARLEMENTAIRE DU CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE, COMMISSION DE LA CULTURE, DE LA SCIENCE, DE L’EDUCATION ET DES MEDIAS
Mr Rüdiger Dossow, Secretary

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR SOCIAL COHESION (CDCS)
Mr Thorsten Afflebach, Secretary

THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH REGARD TO AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA [ETS No. 108] /
COMITÉ CONSULTATIF DE LA CONVENTION POUR LA PROTECTION DES PERSONNES A L’EGARD DU TRAITEMENT AUTOMATISÉ DES DONNÉES A CARACTÈRE PERSONNEL [STE n°108] (T-PD)
Ms Catherine Pozzo-di-Borg
Vice Chair of T-PD

EUROPEAN COMMITTE ON LEGAL COOPERATION / COMITE EUROPEENNE DE COOPERATION JURIDIQUE (CDCJ)
Ms Diana Scobioală
Chair of CDCJ
Chef de la Direction Generale des relations internationales et integration européenne
Ministère de la Justice

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, COUNCIL OF EUROPE / BUREAU DU COMMISSAIRE AUX DROITS DE L'HOMME, CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE
Ms Anne Weber, Adviser/Conseillère

EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS / COUR EUROPEENNE DES DROITS DE L’HOMME
Lawrence Early, Registrar 4th section
Michelle Lafferty

ICANN
Mr Nigel Hickson 
SVP Global Partnerships

INTERPRETERS
Mr Luke Tilden
Ms Amanda Beddows
Mr Nadine Kieffer
Ms Maryline Neuschwander

SECRETARIAT
Mr Philippe Boillat, Director General, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
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, Deputy to Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Group of States Against Corruption (Greco)
Mr Lee Hibbard, Head of Information Society Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Onur Andreotti, Administrator, Media Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Sophie Kwasny, Administrator, Information Society Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Alessandra Pierrucci, Administrator, Media Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Elvana Thaçi, Administrator, Information Society Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Anne Boyer-Donnard, Principal Administrative Assistant, Media Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Marise Boylan, Assistant, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Sonya Folca, Assistant, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Elisabeth Maetz, Assistant, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Ms Julia Whitham, Assistant, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law