Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Slideshare

  Steering Committee (CDMSI)
  Bureau of the Committee (CDMSI-BU)
  Former Steering Committee (CDMC)
  Former Bureau of the Committee (CDMC-BU)
  Committee of experts on Media Pluralism and Transparency of Media Ownership (MSI-MED)
  Committee of experts on Internet Intermediaries (MSI-NET)  
  Transfrontier Television
  Conditional Access
  Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists
  Cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom
  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
  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)
  Committee of Ministers texts
  Parliamentary Assembly texts
  Ministerial Conferences
Useful links

Steering Committee on Media and Information Society

On 1 January 2012, the Steering Committee on Media and new Communication Services (CDMC) was replaced by the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI).
This change should enable the Council of Europe to keep pace with the changes occurring in the media and the information society. It will thus embrace the forward looking dimension of the new notion of media, adopted by the Committee of Ministers, in its standard setting work, still pursuing the multi-stakeholder approach adopted by the CDMC.
Terms of reference


Criteria for observers

Together with representatives of Council of Europe members states, steering committees can benefit from the participation of other organisations as observers, including “Civil society and representatives of business, technical, professional and academic communities”( without the right to vote and without defrayal of expenses).
Some criteria have been defined for granting observer status to the steering committee. The organisations (associations, foundations, NGOs) should demonstrate:

    - a broad experience in the areas of competence of the CDMSI – or its subordinate bodies;
    - an ability to make an effective and high quality contribution to its activities (necessary human and material resources;
    - a representation at a Europe-wide, and where relevant a broader, level.


Meeting documents

Meeting documents will not be made available in paper form in the meeting room.
Experts are therefore asked to ensure that they bring all relevant working documents with them to meetings

Next meetings of the CDMSI

See the calendar of meetings and events relevant to the CDMSI 2016

10th meeting - 28 June – 1 July 2016, Strasbourg

11th meeting – 29 November – 1 December 2016, Strasbourg

Implementation of Council of Europe adopted standards

At its 7th meeting (Paris, 9-10 April 2015), the Bureau of the CDMSI discussed the matter of implementation of Council of Europe adopted standards in member states. It decided on a list of questions to be sent to the CDMSI on implementation of Council of Europe standards related to safety of journalists and other media actors. The answers were to be published on the CDMSI webpage as they are received.
Answers to the questionnaire by :


Previous meetings of the CDMSI

9th meeting: 8-11 December 2015

Draft anotated agenda – CDMSI(2015)02
Abridged report – CDMSI(2015)021rev

8th meeting: 16-19 June 2015, Strasbourg
Draft preliminary agenda

Annotated agenda - CDMSI(2015)OJ1Rev4 (revised on 29/05/2015)
Abridged report

7th meeting: 18-21 November 2014, Strasbourg
Revised annotated agenda
Abriged report

6th meeting: 20-23 May 2014, Strasbourg
Annotated agenda
Abriged report

5th meeting: 3-6 December 2013, Strasbourg
Annotated agenda
Abridged report

4th meeting: 6 November 2013, Belgrade
Annotated agenda

3rd meeting: 23-26 April 2013, Strasbourg
Abridged report
Annotated agenda (Revised version of 16 April including order of business

During the meeting, a presentation was made by Fiona Harrisson, Access Info Europe, on a study on Transparency of Media Ownership in Europe. See here the presentation and the Powerpoint..

2nd meeting of the CDMSI, Strasbourg, 27 to 30 November 2012

Abridged report
Annotated agenda

1st meeting of the CDMSI, Strasbourg, 27 to 30 March 2012
Abridged report
Draft agenda
Annotated agenda