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



Consultation on the Provisional agreement on the revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television

(10/12/08) During its 43rd meeting on 12 to 14 November 2008, the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television reached a provisional agreement [pdf, 242KB] on the amendments proposed to the European Convention on Transfrontier Television, taking into account the comments by Observer States and stakeholders in the framework of the preliminary consultation procedure. Parties to the Convention, Observers and stakeholders in the broadcasting sector are invited to send comments to the Secretariat before the 9 January 2009. Comments on the updated preliminary draft explanatory report to the Convention may be sent until 23 February at the latest. See also the report of the 43rd meeting of the Standing Committee.

In preparation for the 44th meeting of the Committee (25 to 27 February 2009), interested international stakeholders may ask the Secretariat to be invited. The draft revised Convention, which will take the form of an amending protocol to the Convention, and its explanatory report will be formally adopted by the Standing Committee during its 44th meeting for submission to the Committee of Ministers.

The draft revised Convention has been prepared by the Committee's drafting group during the last two years in co-operation with the European Commission. The draft widens the scope of the Convention to on-demand services, is largely aligned with the EU's Audiovisual media services Directive while covering issues of particular concern to the Council of Europe.