FOLLOW-UP
UP-DATE 9 NOVEMBER 2012

IMPORTANT DATES AND CALENDAR

MEETINGS

DATES

COMMENTS

CDMSI Plenary 1

27-30 March 2012

 

CDMSI Bureau 1

29-30 May 2012

 

CDMSI Bureau 2

10-11 October 2012

 

CDMSI Plenary 2

27 - 30 November 2012

 

CDMSI Bureau 3

6-7 March 2013

 

CDMSI Plenary 3

tbc

 

CDMSI Bureau4

19-20 September 2013

 

CDMSI Plenary 4

tbc

 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS

ITEM / DECISION BY CDMSI OR BUREAU

TO DO NEXT

DEADLINE
/ TIMELINE

RESPONSIBLE / CONTACT PERSON

MEDIA

     

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
Defamation report

The Secretariat will communicate proposals to the CDMSI Bureau at its next meeting on progress made.

CDMSI to discuss the Bureau proposal

Secretariat draft available to CDMSI

10-11 Oct 2012

27-30 Nov 2012

27-30 Nov 2012

onur.andreotti@coe.int
bjorn.janson@coe.int

onur.andreotti@coe.int

Draft recommendation on gender equality and media

The CDMSI decided to complete a recommendation on gender equality and media prepared under the authority of the CDMC with the help of an informal drafting group, which subject to confirmation from the persons involved, should be composed of Thordis Elva Thorvaldsdottir (Iceland), Bissera Zankova (Bulgaria), Els Hendrix (Germany), Catherine Souyri-Desrosiers (France), Jerker Stattin (Sweden) and coordinated by the Gender Equality Rapporteur, Christina Lamprou (Greece).

Needs to be redrafted following CoE legal advise department opinion. Should achieve similar results.

Drafting meeting

The Secretariat will report on progress made at CDMSI meeting.

20-21 Sept 2012

27-30 Nov 2012

onur.andreotti@coe.int
bjorn.janson@coe.int

Declaration of 13 January 2010
[The CDMSI] 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.
Internal task force on freedom of expression and the media created by SG. 1st meeting 21 June.
Report on defamation being up-dated and completed.

The 2005 report on de-criminalisation of defamation has been revised.

The Secretariat will inform the Bureau then the CDMSI on progress made.

Task force established.

Task Force 1st meeting

Task Force 2nd meeting

10-11 Oct / 27-30 Nov 2012

21 June 2012

25 October 2012

onur.andreotti@coe.int
bjorn.janson@coe.int

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

Proposed dates: 17-18 October 2013 or 10-11 October 2013

Preliminary draft discussed

List of requirements was sent to M.Rakovic

Concept paper / agenda to be discussed

CDMSI Bureau 29-30 May
13 Sept 2012

Bureau 10-11 Oct 2012 and CDMSI 27-30 Nov 2012

anne.boyer-donnard@coe.int
bjorn.janson@coe.int

Relations with the European Union

Meeting with the High-Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism.

President of EC High Level Group invited to CDMSI
Participation confirmed

17 Oct 2012

27-30 Nov 2012

bjorn.janson@coe.int

       

INFORMATION SOCIETY

     

Draft terms of reference of CDMSI subordinate groups
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;
Up-date(29-30/05/12): following electronic exchanges, a proposal was discussed by the Bureau.

Acronym was changed into MSI-DUI

Terms of reference adopted by CM

First meeting of MC-DUI

Results reported to the Bureau

6 July 2012

13-14 Sept 2012

10-11 October 2012

elvana.thaci@coe.int

Draft Committee of Ministers declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies

Draft sent to T-PD, T-CY and CDCJ for comments.

Draft agreed by the Bureau

Draft sent to CDMSI for comments / approval

CM adoption expected

29 June 2012

3 Oct 2012

19 Oct 2012

January 2013

elvana.thaci@coe.int

Follow-up to specific instruments on the Internet adopted by the Committee of Ministers
- Declaration on principles for Internet Governance
- Recommendation on the protection and promotion of the universality, integrity and openness of the Internet
- Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on Network Neutrality
Member states will discuss by e-mail exchange proposals on follow up to instruments on the Internet adopted by the Committee of Ministers.

CDMSI members and observers should send proposals

Reminder sent on 08 June 2012

Draft proposal agreed by the Bureau

31 July 2012

10-11 Oct 2012

elvana.thaci@coe.int
james.lawson@coe.int
lee.hibbard@coe.int

“Drafting of an instrument on cross-border flow of Internet traffic
The CDMSI discussed this item and decided 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.
A small group composed by some members and observers of the CDMSI (Thomas Schneider - Switzerland, Michael Rottert – EuroISPA) will synthetize the various possible contribution and consult the CDMSI on the way forward.”

Preliminary report drafted by Secretariat to be discussed by the Bureau
To be discussed by CDMSI

10-11 Oct 2012

27-30 Nov 2012

 

Internet Governance – Council of Europe Strategy 2012-2015

A chart to follow developments concerning the Strategy was prepared and presented to the CDMSI Bureau.

27-30 Nov 2012

 
       

DATA PROTECTION

     

OTHER ITEMS

     

CDMSI comments on PACE Rec 1998(2012) on the protection of freedom of expression and information on the Internet and Online media

Comments sent to CM

31 July 2012

elvana.thaci@coe.int
anne.boyer-donnard@coe.int

CDMSI comments on PACE Rec 1996(2012) Equality between women and men : a condition for the Arab spring
1st draft was submitted to the gender equality rapporteur.

Comments sent to CM

31 July 2012

bjorn.janson@coe.int

anne.boyer-donnard@coe.int

CDMSI comments on PACE Rec 2001 (2012) – “Protection of and access to the audiovisual cultural heritage"

Comments sent to CM

31 July 2012

bjorn.janson@coe.int

anne.boyer-donnard@coe.int