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



Publications

NEW

Living Together – all available versions

Contribution of public service media in promoting social cohesion and integrating all communities and generations H/Inf(2009)5

Implementation of Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation Rec (97) 21
on media and the promotion of a culture of tolerance

Report prepared by the Group of Specialists
on Public Service Media in the Information Society (MC-S-PSM), November 2008

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Strategies of public service media as regards promoting a wider democratic participation of individuals H/Inf(2009)6

Compilation of good practices

Report prepared by the Group of Specialists
on Public Service Media in the Information Society (MC-S-PSM), November 2008

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How member states ensure the legal, financial, technical and other appropriate conditions required to enable public service media to discharge their remit H/Inf(2009)7

Compilation of good practices

Report prepared by the Group of Specialists
on Public Service Media in the Information Society (MC-S-PSM), November 2008

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The role of independent productions in promoting cultural diversity H/Inf(2009)8

Report prepared by the Group of Specialists on Media Diversity (MC-S-MD), November 2008

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Methodology for monitoring media concentration and media content diversity H-Inf(2009)9

Report prepared by the Group of Specialists on Media Diversity (MC-S-MD), November 2008

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Member states’ current practice regarding the democratic and social contribution of digital broadcasting H/Inf(2009)10

Report prepared by the Group of Specialists on Media Diversity (MC-S-MD), November 2008

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The ways in which the public, in all its diversity, can be involved in consultative programming structures H/Inf(2009)11

Report prepared by Salvatore Scifo, June 2009

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Copyright and human rights H/Inf(2009)12

Report prepared by the Group of Specialists on Human Rights in the Information Society (MC-S-IS), September 2008

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Protecting children from harmful content H/Inf(2009)13

Report prepared for the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists
on Human Rights in the Information Society by Andrea Millwood Hargrave

- Living together (2009) edited by Yasha Lange

- Speaking of Terror - A survey of the effects of counter-terrorism legislation on freedom of the media in Europe [pdf, 1049KB] (2008) by David Banisar

- The role of public service media for widening individual participation in European Democracy (2008)
H/Inf (2008) 12, PDF version

- Promoting social cohesion - The role of community media (2008)
H/Inf (2008) 13, PDF version

- Convergent media - convergent regulators? The future of broadcasting regulatory authorities in South-Eastern Europe (2008)
H/Inf (2008) 6, PDF version

- Freedom of expression in Europe - Case-law concerning Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Human rights files No. 18) (2007)
ISBN 978-92-871-6094-2

- The Internet literacy handbook (2006)
ISBN 978-92-871-5939-7
This title is also available in
French, Russian
Available translations by our partner publishers in : Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian

- Young people, well-being and risk on-line (2006)
H/Inf (2006) 5, PDF version

- Public Service Media in the Information Society (February 2006)
H/Inf (2006) 3, PDF version

- Guarding the watchdog - the Council of Europe and the media (2004)
ISBN 978-92-871-5249-7

- Highway to democracy – The Council of Europe and the information society (2003)
ISBN 978-92-871-5137-7

- Committee of Ministers declaration on freedom of communication on the Internet, adopted on 28 May 2003
H/Inf (2003) 7, PDF version

- Defamation and Freedom of Expression - Selected documents (March 2003)
H/ATCM (2003) 1, PDF version

- Media diversity in Europe (December 2002)
H/APMD (2003) 1, PDF version

- Recommendation Rec (2002) 2 on access to official documents
H/Inf (2003) 3, PDF version

- Media and elections - Handbook (June 1999)
ISBN 978-92-871-3952-8

- Media and democracy (1998)
ISBN 978-92-871-3413-4. Also available in a PDF version as well as in Albanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Serbian and Russian.

See also our catalogue on the issue of Mass Media