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)

3rd meeting – 6 to 7 March 2013 (Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe, Room 16)
CDMSI-BU(2013)OJ1

Draft Annotated Agenda
(14/02/2013)

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Information by the Chairman and the Secretariat

4. 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
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc15Rev – “Concept paper” prepared by the Secretariat

New documents

    - Draft outline programme, prepared by Maja Rakovic following the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI (27-30/11/2012) - CDMSI(2012)Misc17
    - Draft political declaration and Resolution – MCM(2013)1 (not on line)
    - List of invitees (not on line)

Notes and expected action

Agree on:
Political declaration and the resolutions
- draft agenda.
- possible keynote speakers
- list of invitees
Information on the logistics

5. Media

Standard setting activities

5.1 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
    - ECHR report on positive obligations under Article 10

New documents

    - Draft report on defamation, CDMSI (2012)Misc11Rev
    - Secretariat paper on the Protection of Journalists/Journalism, agreed by the CDMSI – CDMSI(2012)011Rev2
    - The activities of organisations in Europe working for the protection & safety of journalists and to combat impunity, by W.Horsley – CDMSI(2013)Misc1
    - Expertise by Dovydas Vitkaukas: the principles extracted from ECHR;s case-law on the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists - CDMSI(2013)Misc2
    - Expertise by Philip Leach: The principles which can be drawn from the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights relating to the protection and safety of journalists and journalism - CDMSI(2013)Misc3

Notes and expected action

Take note of the work done since the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI (27-30/11/2012).
Take note of the work of the expert group (5/3/2013) with a view to propose action to the CDMSI.

5.2 Draft recommendation on gender equality and media

Documents

    - Draft recommendation on gender equality and the media – CDMSI(2013)001

Notes and expected action

Discuss the draft recommendation with a view to agree on a draft text for submission to the CDMSI.
Consider sending the text to the Gender Equality Commission and UN Women for opinion.

Cooperation and outreach (capacity building, best practice in the field)

5.3 On-going and future activities

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of on-going activities

5.4 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

Notes and expected action

Take note of the state of play

6. Information Society and Internet Governance

Standard setting activities

6.1 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)002Rev6

Notes and expected action

Take note of state of play.

6.2 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 2nd meeting of the MSI-DUI (13-14/12/2012) – MSI-DUI(2013)02
    - Draft agenda of the 3rd meeting of the MSI-DUI (20-21/03/2013) – MSI-DUI(2013)01

Notes and expected action

Take note of state of play

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

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of the state of play of the work since the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI

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

Documents

    - Preliminary report on scenarios of interference with Internet traffic which may have an impact on access to information across borders - CDMSI(2012)015

Notes and expected action

Take note of the state of play of the work since the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI.

Cooperation and outreach activities (capacity building, best practice in the field)

6.5 European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG – Lisbon 20-21 June 2013)

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of information by the Secretariat on the 6th edition of EuroDIG (Lisbon 20-21 June 2013)

6.6 Internet Governance Forum (IGF, Bali)

Notes and expected action

Take note of the information by the Secretariat

6.7 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

Notes and expected action

Take note of the state of play of the Strategy

7. Data protection

Standard setting activities

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

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of information by the Secretariat.
Validate the draft terms of reference for the Ad hoc Committee on Data Protection

7.2 Other relevant work of the T-PD

Documents

    - Recommendation on the protection of privacy in the media coverage (Ukraine project)

Notes and expected action

Take note of information by the Secretariat

8. CDMSI exchanges of views with other organisations

Documents

Report by the EC High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism

Notes and expected action

Take note of the report and discuss.

9. Other questions

Observers: application of the Black Sea Broadcasting regulatory Authorities (BRAF)

Documents

BRAF application letter

Notes and expected action

Consider the application and make recommendation to the CDMSI

General reference documents:

- CDMSI terms of reference
- Resolution CM/Res(2011)24 on intergovernmental committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods
- Resolution CM/Res(2011)7 on Council of Europe conferences of specialised ministers

Recent meeting reports:

- CDMSI(2012)019rev – abridged report of the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI
- CDMSI(2012)021 - report of the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI
- Follow-up chart to the 1st meeting of the CDMSI – up-date as of 13/02/2013
- CDMSI(2012)009rev4 – Calendar of meetings and events in 2013 – up date as of 14 February 2013