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)

1st meeting - 29 to 30 May 2012 (Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe, Room 16)
CDMSI-BU/OJ(2012)1RevAnotated

Draft Agenda
(16/05/2012)

Order of Business

 

Morning

Afternoon

29 May

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8

10

30 May

5, 6, 9, 11

12, 13, 14

1. Opening of the meeting

Reference documents

- CDMSI(2012)003rev – abridged report of the 1st meeting of the CDMSI
- CDMSI(2012)004rev - report of the 1st meeting of the CDMSI
- Follow-up chart to the 1st meeting of the CDMSI – last up-date

2. Adoption of the agenda

Expected action

Adopt the agenda of the meeting and the order of business.

3. Decisions of the Committee of Ministers

Subordinate groups

Documents

Draft terms of reference of CDMSI subordinate group: Committee of Experts on Rights of Internet Users (MSI-RIU) - revised version

Notes and expected action

The changes introduced by the CDMSI at its 1st meeting were communicated. The CM has yet to consider them (4 July).

Standard setting texts

Documents

- Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)3 on the protection of human rights with regard to search engines
- Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)4 on the protection of human rights with regard to social networking service

Notes and expected action

Take note of their adoption by the CM on 4 April.

Documents

- Draft Declaration on the desirability of international standards dealing with forum shopping in respect of defamation or (“libel tourism”)

Notes and expected action

GR-H (27 March) postponed examination of the draft.

Texts of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Documents

- “Violent and extreme pornography” – PACE Recommendation 1981 (2011)
- Reply adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 April 2012 at the 1140th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies

Notes and expected action

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

Documents

- PACE Recommendation 1998(2012) on the protection of freedom of expression and information on the internet and online media
- PACE Resolution 1877(2012) on the protection of freedom of expression and information on the internet and online media

Notes and expected action

Request for comments was sent to CDMSI on 26/04/2012.
Discussion

Documents

- PACE Recommendation 1996 (2012) Equality between women and men: a condition for the success of the Arab spring
- PACE Resolution 1873(2012) Equality between women and men: a condition for the success of the Arab spring

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat
Discussion

4. Exchanges of views

Notes and expected action

The exchange on cooperation with the European Union planned at the 1st CDMSI meeting could not take place due to the unavailability of the persons invited.
Consider themes for discussion / guests for the 2nd CDMSI meeting.

5. Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015

Documents

Follow-up chart to the Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015

Notes and expected action

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

6. Information Society and Internet Governance

Standard setting activities

Documents

Draft Committee of Ministers declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies - CDMSI(2012)002Rev3

Notes and expected action

Draft updated in accordance with delegations’ comments and submitted to T-CY, T-PD and CDCJ for their comments.

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

Notes and expected action

Discussion in light of proposals received

Compilation of existing rights for Internet users

Documents

- Draft terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on Rights of Internet Users (MSI-RIU) – revised version
- List of candidates for the MSI-RIU

Notes and expected action

See under item 3.
Information by the Secretariat and discussion on follow up.

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

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat on the state of play and discussion

Cooperation activities

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

Documents

- EuroDIG 2012 – outline programme

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat on the upcoming 5th edition of EuroDIG, to be held in Stockholm on 14-15 June 2012
Take note

Internet Governance Forum (Baku, 6-9 November 2012 dates to be confirmed)

Notes

Information by the Secretariat

7. Media

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

- ECHR report on positive obligations http://www.echr.coe.int/NR/rdonlyres/16237F92-BCB9-4F12-9B1C-0EF6E3B2CB27/0/RAPPORT_RECHERCHE_Positive_obligations_under_Article_10_EN.pdf
- Thematic debate on the “safety of journalists” - Discussion paper presented by the Secretary General -
SG/Inf(2012)6

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat and discussion.

Draft convention on broadcasters’ neighbouring rights

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat.

Draft recommendation on gender equality and media

Documents

Draft recommendation on gender equality and media

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat on the state of play.

Gender equality dimension in the media coverage of election campaigns

Documents

- Recommendation No. R (99) 15 on measures concerning media coverage of election campaigns
- Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)15 on measures concerning media coverage of election campaigns

- Parity Democracy – a far cry from reality
Comparative study on the results of the first and second rounds of monitoring of Council of Europe Recommendation Rec(2003)3 on balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision-making http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/standardsetting/equality/03themes/women-decisionmaking/CDEG%20(2009)17_en_corrected.pdf

- Recommendation (2003)3 on balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision-making.
- Outline – Gender aspects of media coverage of electoral campaigns – CDMSI(2012)Misc8

Notes and expected action

Consider the outline standard setting instrument prepared by the Secretariat.
Discussion and proposals for further action.

Proposals to the Committee of Ministers on follow-up to specific media-related instruments adopted by the Committee of Ministers (e.g. in respect of public service media, public service value of the Internet, or a new notion of media)

Notes and expected action

The CDMSI decided to put this on hold without prejudice to discussions related to the next specialised Ministerial Conference.

Cooperation activities

Member states

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat on on-going activities and on projects for activities

Neighbouring regions

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat on projects for activities in Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan

8. 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

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat and discussion.

9. Protection of personal data

Standard setting activities
Information concerning the instruments currently reviewed by the T-PD:
- Convention 108
- data protection and employment
- data protection and the police

Documents

- Modernisation of the Convention 108 – new proposals
- CM Rec(89)2 to Member States on protection of personal data used for employment purposes
- CM Rec(87)15 to member States on regulating the use of personal data in the police sector
- (TPD(2012)WP – Work programme of the T-PD for 2012 and 2013
- Council of Europe Strategy on Internet Governance 2012-2015
- draft agenda of the 28th plenary meeting of the T-PD (Strasbourg, 19 to 22 June 2012)

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat and discussion.
Consider CDMSI representation in the 28th plenary meeting of the T-PD

10. 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)Misc7 - The Future of Policy and Regulation in a Connected Public Sphere (Prepared by the Secretariat)

Notes and expected action

Consider tentative draft Conference documents prepared by the Secretariat.
Discuss themes and format of the Conference.

11. CDMSI relation with other Council of Europe bodies

Documents

- Committee of Experts on Terrorism – CODEXTER
Abridged report of the 22nd meeting of the CODEXTER (12-13 April 2012).
- Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) Plenary (Strasbourg, 4–5 June) - Draft agenda of the meeting
OCTOPUS Conference on Cybercrime (6-8 June)
- Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP)
- European Committee for Social Cohesion – CDCS
- Committee of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse “ Lanzarote convention” - T-ES
- Conference of Ministers of Justice - Elements for a draft resolution on Safeguards for human rights and fundamental freedoms with regard to responses to the use of the Internet for acts of urban violence - CDMSI-BU(2012)001

Notes and expected action

Consider CDMSI representation in these committees and events, when necessary

Examination of the elements set out in CDMSI-BU(2012)001 and decision on submission of proposals to the CDMSI

12. Observer status

Notes and expected action

Discussion

13. Other questions

14. Dates for future meetings

Documents

CDMSI(2012)001Rev – Calendar

Notes and expected action

Take note of up-dated calendar of meetings.