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Strasbourg, 7 October 2011 CDMC-BU(2011)OJ2

CDMC-BU(2011)OJ2
BUREAU OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE
ON THE MEDIA AND NEW COMMUNICATION SERVICES

(CDMC-BU)

Meeting of 20-21 October 2011
Council of Europe, Strasbourg
Agora building Room G01

    20 October 2011 – 9.30 am
    21 October 2011 – 5.00 pm

Draft Order Of Business

 

20 October 2011

21 October 2011

Morning

1, 2, 3, 14, 4

6 (MC-S-CI), 8, 10

13.00

   

Afternoon

4 (follows), 5, 6 (MC-NM, MC-S-PG, MC-S-NR), 7, 9

11, 12, 13, 15

DRAFT ANOTATED AGENDA

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

Document
CDMC(2011)015

Report of the 14th meeting of the CDMC

3. Decisions of the Committee of Ministers of interest to the work of the CDMC

Standards and CDMC texts

Documents

    - Declaration on Internet governance principles;
    - Recommendation on the protection and promotion of Internet’s universality, integrity and openness;
    - Declaration on the protection of freedom of expression and information and freedom of assembly and association with regard to Internet domain names and name strings;
    - Recommendation on a new notion of media.

Expected action

Take note of the adoption of these texts on 23 September at the1121st meeting of the Committee of Ministers

Reform process

Documents

Council of Europe Reform:
Draft terms of reference of the Steering Committee on Media and information Society (CDMSI)

Background

Comments by CDMC members were taken into account in the finalisation of the draft terms of reference. The Secretariat will inform the Bureau of the state of play.

Expected action

Take note of the state of play

4. Draft instruments or texts for consideration by the CDMC

Documents
MC-NM(2010)004Rev2

Draft Recommendation by the Committee of Ministers to Member states on the protection of freedom of expression and information and the right to private life with regard to search engines

Background

The draft has been the subject of several rounds of consultations, including more recently, during a meeting Brussels on 12-13 September 2011. It was finalised by the MC-NM at its meeting on 20 and 21 September 2011.

Expected action

Consider the draft and, if appropriate, make recommendations to the CDMC as to further action to be taken (e.g. approval and submission it to the CM for adoption).

Documents
MC-NM(2010)003Rev2

Draft Recommendation by the Committee of Ministers to Member states on the protection of freedom of expression and the right to private life with regard to social networking services

Background

The draft has been the subject of several rounds of consultations, including more recently, during a meeting Brussels on 12-13 September 2011. It was finalised by the MC-NM at its meeting on 20 and 21 September 2011.

Expected action

Consider the draft and, if appropriate, make recommendations to the CDMC as to further action to be taken (e.g. approval and submission it to the CM for adoption).

Document
CDMC(2011)017

Draft Declaration on Libel tourism

Background

Following decision at 14th CDMC meeting, a draft was kindly prepared by Els Hendrix (Germany)

Expected action

Consider the draft and, if appropriate, make recommendations to the CDMC as to further action to be taken (e.g. approval and submission it to the CM for adoption).

Document
CDMC(2011)018

Draft Recommendation on gender aspects of Council of Europe Recommendations and Declarations including addenda to Declarations and Recommendations

Background

Following the CDMC decision to gender proof a number of CoE CM Recommendations and Declarations a draft has been prepared.

Expected action

Consider the draft and, if appropriate, make recommendations to the CDMC as to the further action to be taken (e.g. approval and submission it to the CM for adoption).

5. Work between meetings

Texts from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Documents
CDMC(2011)004

CDMC(2011)002Rev4

CDMC Comments on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1962(2011) on the Religious dimension of intercultural dialogue
CDMC Comments on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1950(2011) on the protection of journalists’ sources

Note

The CDMC’s comments were transmitted to the Committee of Ministers.

Documents

CDMC Comments on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1963 (2011) on Combating poverty

Note

The CDMC comments were adopted by e-mail consultation and subsequently transmitted to the Committee of Ministers.

Documents
CDMC(2011)013Rev6

Draft Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the protection of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and association with regard to privately operated Internet platforms and online service providers

Background

Following the decision taken by the CDMC at its 14th meeting, the draft was finalised and approved by e-mail consultation. It will be considered and possibly adopted by the Committee of Ministers in December 2011.

Expected action

Take note

6. Work of CDMC subordinate bodies

Document
MC-NM(2011)016

Report of the MC-NM meeting of 20 and 21 September 2011

Note

Thomas Schneider, Chairperson of the MC-NM will report on the meeting and hold an exchange with the Bureau.

Document
MC-S-CI(2011)012

Report of the MC-S-CI meeting of 13 and 14 October 2011

Note

Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Chairperson of the MC-S-CI will report on the meeting and hold an exchange with the Bureau of possible follow up action in respect of instruments recently adopted by the CM.

Document
MC-S-PG(2011)005Rev9

Note

Expected action

Draft Recommendation on Public Service Media Governance

The Committee of Ministers took note of the decision taken by the CDMC at its 14th meeting to consider the work of the MC-S-PG accomplished.
The Draft recommendation on public service media governance will be on the agenda of the Committee of Ministers for its meeting of December (probably 7/12)

Take note of the state of play regarding the Draft Recommendation

Note

The meetings of the MC-S-NR have been postponed in the absence of a negotiating mandate for the European Commission. The Secretariat will inform the Bureau on the state of play, including in the framework of WIPO.

7. Discussion on the future work programme of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)

Background

Once the terms of reference for the CDMSI have been adopted, the Secretariat will prepare work-plans for various expected results. The Bureau’s and CDMC’s guidance is welcome in this connection. Brainstorming and mapping out meeting may be organised in respect of certain subjects (e.g. the gender dimension of media coverage of election campaigns, a charter of rights of internet users).

Expected action

The Bureau should discuss the matter and give guidance to the Secretariat.

8. Stocktaking of CDMC work

Document
CDMC(2011)016

Stocktaking of CDMC work

Background

At its 14th meeting, the CDMC asked the Secretariat to prepare a draft stocktaking document of its work since 2005 for consideration at its next meeting.

Expected action

Consider the draft and, if appropriate, make recommendations to the CDMC as to further action to be taken (e.g. approval and transmission to CM for information).

9. Implementation of Council of Europe standards on media and freedom of expression prepared under the authority of the CDMC

10. Next Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for media and new communication services

Document

Biographies of Ziga Türk and Ren Reynolds

Background

The CDMC decided that reflection should start on the themes and content of the conference in light of its preliminary discussions. It is envisaged to invite two experts to make submissions or hold an exchange with the CDMC, namely Messrs Ziga Türk and Ren Reynolds.

Expected action

Discuss this matter in view of the exchange with the experts.

11. Internet Governance and Information Society

Note

Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe Coordinator for Information Society and Internet Governance will provide oral information on this subject.

Note

Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe Coordinator for Information Society and Internet Governance, together with CDMC members who participated in it, will inform the Bureau on the CoE’s participation.

12. Information on the work of, and co-operation with, other Council of Europe bodies, of interest to the CDMC

Note

The Secretariat will inform the Bureau of relevant work of, and co-operation with, other Council of Europe bodies:

Document

Agenda of the 2011 Exchange that will take place in Luxemburg on 28 and 29 November.

Expected action

Take note of the event and of the fact that two experts (Mark Thompson and Ren Reynolds) will attend it on behalf of the CDMC.

13. Other information of interest to the work of the CDMC

14. Administrative and budgetary matters

Note

The Secretariat will inform about the last administrative and budgetary development within the Secretariat and the Organisation in general.

15. Other business