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

Bureau
of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society

(CDMSI)

2nd meeting – 10 to 11 October 2012
(Strasbourg, Agora, Room G06)
(09h30-17h00)

CDMSI-BU/OJ2(2012)

Draft Annotated Agenda

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Information by the President and Secretariat

    Jan Kleijssen Intervention in Budapest Cyberspace conference, 3-5 October 2012

4. Decisions of the Committee of Ministers

4.1 Adopted standard setting instruments

Documents

    - Declaration on the desirability of international standards dealing with forum shopping in respect of defamation or (“libel tourism”)
    - Press release
    - Article from Solicitors Journal

Notes and expected action

Take note of the adoption of the Declaration on 7 July 2012

4.2 Texts of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Documents

Notes and expected action

Discuss CM instructions (paragraph 5 of the reply) and make proposals to the CDMSI

Documents

Notes and expected action

CDMSI comments completed by e-mail exchanges

5. Media

5.1 Standard setting activities

Initiatives to strengthen the protection of journalists, other media professionals and bloggers, both as regards preventive measures and effective investigation, taking into account the work conducted by other international organisations, and to foster ethical journalism

Documents

    - “Thematic debate: Media Freedom” CM decision – SG/Inf(2011)27
    - “Thematic debate on the safety of journalists” - Discussion paper presented by the Secretary General - SG/Inf(2012)6
    - UN plan of action on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity
    - Resolution on Safety of Journalists – Human Rights Council, 21st session
    - Council of Europe report on UN/Austrian side event on protection of journalists (not on line)
    - ECHR report on positive obligations under Article 10
    - Draft report on defamation, CDMSI (2012)Misc11 (not on line)
    - Secretariat paper on Protection of Journalists/Journalism (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat. Discussion

Draft convention on broadcasters’ neighbouring rights

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat

Draft recommendation on gender equality and media

Documents

    - Report of the meeting of the informal working group on gender and media (20-21 September 2012) (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Take note of information

5.2 Cooperation activities

Member states and neighbouring regions

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of information

5.3 Implementation of CM Declaration of 13 January 2010

Documents

    - Declaration on measures to promote the respect of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
    - CM decision of 18/1/2012 following the Committee of Ministers thematic debate on media freedom
    - Report of the 1st meeting of the Task Force on freedom of expression and media (21 June 2012) (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Take note of information

6. Information Society and Internet Governance

6.1 Standard setting activities

Draft declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies

Documents

    - Draft Committee of Ministers declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies - CDMSI(2012)002Rev5

Notes and expected action

Take note of comments by CDMSI delegations, T-CY, T-PD, CDCJ and Secretariat, and decide on amendments and transmission to the CDMSI for finalisation

Compilation of existing rights of Internet users (MSI-DUI)

Documents

    - Terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on Rights of Internet Users (MSI-DUI) adopted on 6 July 2012
    - Report on the 1st meeting of the MSI-DUI (13-14/09/2012) (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Take note of information
Discussion

Follow-up to specific instruments on the Internet adopted by the Committee of Ministers

Documents

    - Declaration on Internet Governance principles
    - Recommendation on the protection and promotion of the universality, integrity and openness of the Internet
    - Declaration on network neutrality
    - Proposed action (Delegations, Secretariat) (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

All CDMSI members were invited to submit suggestions by 31 July
Discuss proposals
Agree on the process to be followed for these activities

Drafting of an instrument on cross-border flow of Internet traffic

Documents

    - Draft outlining scenarios of interference with Internet traffic which may have an impact on access to information across borders. (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat on the state of play
Discuss and make proposals to CDMSI for further action

6.2 Cooperation and outreach activities

European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG - Stockholm, 14-15 June 2012)

Documents

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat on the 5th edition of EuroDIG (Stockholm on 14-15 June 2012)
Discussion

Internet Governance Forum (IGF, Baku, 6-9 November 2012)

Documents

    - Documents related to Council of Europe events

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat
Discussion

 

6.3 Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015

Documents

    - Follow-up chart to the Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015 – up-date by the Secretariat & Report by the Secretariat (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Consider information provided by the Secretariat
Discuss modalities for the CDMSI to oversee the implementation of the Strategy.

6.4 GAC / ICANN

Documents

    - Draft paper (not on-line)

Notes and expected action

Point of information

7. Data protection

7.1 Standard setting activities

Information concerning the instruments currently under review by the T-PD:
Convention 108

Documents

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat and discussion

8. 1st Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society (Serbia, 2013)

Documents

Background documents:

    - CDMSI(2012)Misc1 - Discussion paper on possible modifications of the “public watchdog” term in the new media environment (M.Traimer – Austria)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc2 - “I don’t speak on behalf of…” - Agile Movements, Fluid Politics and the new Democratic Bargain (Ren Reynolds)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc3 - Access to the Internet – a human right? (A.Mellakauls – Latvia)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc5 - Background paper on connected television (France)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc6 - Regulating freedom of expression and association online – regulating democracy? (Switzerland)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc8 – The power of the screens
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc9 - The Future of Regulation – non paper I
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc10 - Notes on the possible issues to be discussed during the Belgrade conference on media and information society (prepared by Bissera Zankova)
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc12- Proposal by Andris Mellakauls for an outline programme
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc14 – Proposal by Community Media Forum Europe

Notes and expected action

Discuss and make proposals for the Conference dates, themes, documents and agenda

9. CDMSI relation with other Council of Europe bodies

Notes and expected action

Take note of reports by representatives of the CDMSI to relevant events:

    - Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) Plenary and Octopus Conference (Jasminka Drazenovic),
    - Pan-European Forum on Media Pluralism and New Media- (Andris Mellakauls)
    - Conference of Ministers of Justice - Report by Andris Mellakauls), Final resolution & Austria country report
    - 2012 CoE Exchange on religious dimension of intercultural dialogue (Andris Mellakauls)
    - Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: take note of the background report on The state of Media Freedom in Europe (by W.Horsley).

10. CDMSI exchanges of views with other organisations etc

Notes and expected action

Ms Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Chairperson of the EC High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism invited to 2nd CDMSI (tbc)
Mr Nils Muižnieks, HR Commissioner could not accept invitation to 2nd CDMSI, due to other commitments
Take note of other possible exchanges and discuss

11. Dates for future meetings

Documents

Notes and expected action

- Take note of information about meetings and events relevant to the CDMSI
- Agree on dates of Bureau meetings in 2013. Propose dates of the CDMSI plenary meetings in 2013

12. Other questions

General reference documents:

- CDMSI terms of reference
- CDMSI(2012)003rev – abridged report of the 1st meeting of the CDMSI
- CDMSI(2012)004Rev- report of the 1st meeting of the CDMSI
- CDMSI-BU(2012)002 - report of the meeting of the Bureau of the CDMSI of 29 and 30 May
- Follow-up chart to the 1st meeting of the CDMSI – up-date as of 12 June 2012