|Steering Committee (CDMSI)|
|Bureau of the Committee (CDMSI-BU)|
|Former Steering Committee (CDMC)|
|Former Bureau of the Committee (CDMC-BU)|
|Rights of Internet Users|
|Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building|
|FORMER GROUPS OF SPECIALISTS|
|Public Service Media Governance|
|Protection Neighbouring Rights of Broadcasting Organisations|
|Public service Media|
hate speech - Living together on-line"
Reykjavik - Iceland
28-29 May 2009
|European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)|
|Committee of Ministers texts|
|Parliamentary Assembly texts|
Internet Governance Forum, Baku, 6-9 November 2012
Safety of online media actors: as a precondition for media pluralism and freedom of expression
In cooperation with the governments of Austria, Netherlands and Sweden; IFJ, RSF and others
Wednesday 7 November, 11.00h , Conference Room 4
The development of new forms of media is rapid and there is a need to discuss and find solutions to a number of new issues. A major concern is the safety and protection of a variety of media professionals and media actors which go beyond the definitions of classical journalists. The forum will address issues relating to safety of on line media actors in countries in transition to democracy:
► What are the safety issues?
The forum will also be framed by the following topics that are considered as essential pre-conditions to guarantee pluralism of the media in any country:
· Internet based media: differences, impact and special needs compared to traditional media.
In cooperation with:
Moderator: Mr Jonathan Charles, former BBC World News presenter and foreign correspondent. Now director of Communications at EBRD.
§ Mr Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe.
Round-table 1: Internet based media and safety of journalists
§ Mr Guy Berger, UNESCO’S Director of Freedom of Expression and Media Development.
§ Mr Jim Boumelha, President of International Federation of Journalists.
Round-table 2: Positive obligations of the states and supranational bodies to ensure safety of journalists
§ Mr Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, United Nations.
§ Ms Sabine Verheyen, Member of European Parliament.
Conclusions and the way forward:
§ Mr Jānis Kārkliņš, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO