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

Internet Software Federation of Europe (ISFE)

The interactive software industry, which includes PC and video games, reference and educational works on CD-ROM, is the European content industry's fastest growing sector with a turnover of Euro 6.1 billion in 2005, to be compared to a Euro 22.5 billion world market. It is estimated that, in 2006, the European market will reach Euro 7.25 billion. As a matter of comparison, Interactive Software weighs already as much as the EU's film video market, and significantly more than its box office market. 

ISFE (the Interactive Software Federation of Europe) was established in 1998 to represent the interests of the interactive software sector vis-à-vis the EU and international institutions. Initially founded by the national interactive software trade associations in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands, ISFE was enlarged in January 2002 to include any company representing the industry within the 27 Member States plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Thirteen major publishers of interactive software and thirteen interactive software trade associations throughout Europe have joined ISFE.

Registered in 2002 under Belgian law as an international association with scientific and pedagogical purposes, ISFE represents the interest of its membership to the main stakeholders, be they EU institutions, international organizations, academics, or the general public. This objective is pursued through a variety of actions, one on one meetings, conferences, sponsorship, etc. Since 2003, ISFE has also been running the Pan-European Game Information (PEGI) system (see www.pegi.info), a successful experiment in self-regulation. 

Located in Brussels, the ISFE secretariat is managed by Simon Little, managing director
Patrice Chazerand is secretary general. 
David Sweeney is providing senior legal counsel.
Jürgen Bänsch is EU Affairs Manager.
Catherine Geeroms is in charge of Games and Education.
Martine Vandamme is PA to Patrice Chazerand.
http://www.isfe-eu.org/
 

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