Media - Freedom of expression and information

  Committee of experts on protection of journalism and safety of journalists (MSI-JO)

Activities
STANDARD-SETTING
  Steering Committee (CDMSI)
  Bureau of the Committee (CDMSI-BU)
  Former Steering Committee (CDMC)
  Former Bureau of the Committee (CDMC-BU)
  Committee of Experts on Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists (MSI-JO)
  Committee of Experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom (MSI-INT)  
CONVENTIONS
  Transfrontier Television
  Conditional Access
COOPERATION
  Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building
FORMER GROUPS OF SPECIALISTS
  Rights of Internet Users
  Information Society
  New Media
  Public Service Media Governance
  Cross-border Internet
  Protection Neighbouring Rights of Broadcasting Organisations
  Media Diversity
  Public service Media
 
Events
  Conference Freedom of Expression and Democracy in the Digital Age - Opportunities, Rights, Responsibilities, Belgrade, 7-8/11/2013
  Conference "The Hate factor in political speech - Where do responsibilities lie?", Warsaw18-19 September 2013
  Conference of Ministers, Reykjavik - Iceland, 28-29 May 2009
  European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)
 
Documentation
  Conventions
  Committee of Ministers texts
  Parliamentary Assembly texts
  Ministerial Conferences
  Publications
  Translations
 
Useful links


Steering Committee on

Media and Information Society
(CDMSI)

CDMSI(2012)007Rev

CDMSI comments on
PACE Recommendation 2001 (2012) on protection of and access to the audiovisual cultural heritage

The Steering Committee of Media and Information Society (CDMSI) welcomes Recommendation 2001(2012) on protection and access to the audiovisual cultural heritage of the Parliamentary Assembly. It agrees with the Assembly that there is a pressing need for member states to establish strategies to protect their audiovisual cultural heritage and, to the extent possible, to provide for public access thereto.

New forms of digital media provide the technology and means. However, there are constraints in respect of the implementation of such strategies which need to be overcome. First, in some member states there are not enough budgetary means allocated for establishing digital archives and for effecting the necessary transition from analogue to digital archives. Second, access to archives raises copyright issues. Existing good practices regarding multi-stakeholder partnerships or specific agreements show that solutions are possible.

The CDMSI has taken note of the need expressed by the Assembly to update the European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (CETS No. 183), and is ready to contribute to explore the feasibility of drawing up a second additional protocol thereto.

Finally, the CDMSI is pleased to note that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has expressed its willingness to develop, in partnership with the Council of Europe, joint strategies and concrete action for the protection of, and access to, audiovisual material held by public service broadcasters in Europe.