Committee of experts on protection of journalism and safety of journalists (MSI-JO)

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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
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COOPERATION
  Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building
FORMER GROUPS OF SPECIALISTS
  Rights of Internet Users
  Information Society
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  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)
 
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Steering Committee on Media and Information Society

(CDMSI)

2nd meeting – 27 November 2012 – 09h30 to 30 November 2012 – 17h00
(Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe, Room 2 )

23/11/12

CDMSI(2012)OJ2

Draft Annotated Agenda

Order of Business – TO BE CONFIRMED BY ALL COLLEAGUES CONCERNED

 

Morning

Afternoon

27 November

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Items 5 (continue if necessary)

28 November

Items 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8
Break
Items 6.3 and 6.4

Items 6.3 and 6.4 continued, 10b, 9

29 November

Items 10a, 8

Items 11, 8 (continued)

30 November

Items 7, 12, 13, finalisation of earlier items (if necessary)

14, 15

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Information by the Chair and the Secretariat

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 coverage (links)

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

Take note of the information and discuss the proposal by the Bureau for submission to the CM

Documents

Notes and expected action

CDMSI comments completed by e-mail exchanges
Take note of information

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

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat
Discuss the draft Secretariat report on defamation.
Discuss the secretariat proposal on safety of journalism with a view to approving it.
Take note of the information on a meeting in Baku (outside IGF) on safety of journalists, with UN/OSCE/Commissioner for Human Rights

5.2 Draft convention on broadcasters’ neighbouring rights

Documents

 

Take note

5.3 Draft recommendation on gender equality and media

Documents

    - Secretariat report on the state of play of the on-going work on gender and media - MEDIA(2012)003

Notes and expected action

Take note

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

5.4 On-going and future activities

Documents

    - Presentation of on-going and planned activities MEDIA.COOP(2012)001
    - General information sheet

Notes and expected action

Take note and discuss future priority projects

5.5 Hate speech

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of information by the Secretariat

5.6 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

Take note
Discussion and possible guidance

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 revised version

Notes and expected action

Following on-line approval, the draft declaration was forwarded to the Committee of Ministers. Adoption foreseen in December.

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 1st meeting of the MSI-DUI (13-14/09/2012) – MSI-DUI(2012)004

Notes and expected action

Take note of information by the Secretariat and the Chair of the Committee MSI-DUI
Discussion and possible guidance

6.3 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 endorsed by the Bureau - CDMSI(2012)014

Notes and expected action

Experts hearing (to be confirmed)
Discuss proposals
Agree on the process to be followed for these activities

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

Information by the Secretariat on the state of play
Report on IGF discussions on the topic
Discuss proposals for further action

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

6.5 European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG 2012 and 2013)

Documents

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat

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

Documents

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat
Discussion

 

6.7 Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015

Documents

    - Synthesis and implementation chart to the Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015 CDMSI(2012)016

Notes and expected action

Consider information provided by the Secretariat, including the implementation of the Strategy
Agree on priorities

6.8 GAC / ICANN

Documents

    - Comments relating to freedom of expression and freedom of association with regards to new generic top level domains (DG-1(2012)4)

Notes and expected action

Point of information

7. Data protection

Standard setting activities

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

Documents

    - Modernisation of the Convention 108 – new proposals
    - (TPD(2012)WP – Work programme of the T-PD for 2012 and 2013
    - Council of Europe Strategy on Internet Governance 2012-2015)
    - Report of the 28th meeting of the T-PD Bureau (Strasbourg, 27-28 September 2012)
    - Promotion of European Standards in the Ukrainian Media Environment

Notes and expected action

Information by the Secretariat and discussion with the Chair

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

Documents

Background documents:

    - Resolution CM/Res(2011)7 on Council of Europe conferences of specialised ministers
    - 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

Notes and expected action

Discuss dates, themes, documents, draft agenda and documents
Forward a proposal to the Committee of Ministers

9. CDMSI relation with other Council of Europe bodies

Documents

Reports by representatives of the CDMSI to various events:

    - Report on the Pan-European Forum on Media Pluralism and New Media- (Andris Mellakauls)
    - Report on the Conference of Ministers of Justice - Report by Andris Mellakauls), Final resolution
    - Report on the 2012 CoE Exchange on religious dimension of intercultural dialogue (Andris Mellakauls)
    - Parliamentary Assembly “The state of Media Freedom in Europe” (background report by W.Horsley) AS/Cult(2012)29
    - Draft report on the State of media freedom in Europe (MP Mats Johansson, rapporteur) AS/Cult(2012)35
    - World Forum on Democracy – Strasbourg – 5 to 11 October 2012
    - Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2012-2015)

Notes and expected action

Take note

10. CDMSI exchanges of views with other organisations etc

Notes and expected action

10a
Exchange with the European Union
Ms Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Chairperson of the EC High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism invited to 2nd CDMSI

10b
Exchange with the EU Internet Freedom Strategy
Ms Nieves Fernandez del Cotero Secades
European External Action Service Human Rights (Policy Instruments)

11. Elections

Documents

Notes and expected action

Elect Chair and Vice-Chair

12. Dates for future meetings

Documents

Notes and expected action

- Take note of information about meetings and events relevant to the CDMSI
- Decide on dates of the CDMSI plenary meetings in 2013

13. Budget and administrative issues

14. Other questions

Documents

Notes and expected action

- Take note of information

15. Adoption of the abridged report

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)004 - report of the meeting of the Bureau of the CDMSI of 10 and 11 October 2012
- CDMSI(2012)013 - Follow-up chart to the 1st meeting of the CDMSI – up-date as of 4 October 2012