Steering Committee on Media and Information Society

(CDMSI)

3rd meeting – 23 April 2013 – 09h30 to 26 April 2013 – 17h00
(Strasbourg, Agora building, Room G02)

16/04/13

CDMSI(2013)OJ1rev3

Draft Annotated Agenda

Order of Business

 

Morning

Afternoon

23 April

Items 1, 2, 3, 6, 5.5, 5.6

Items 8, 5.8, 11

24 April

Items 7

Items 7 continued,

25 April

Items 7 continued if necessary, 4, 9 (EU HLGr)

Items 9 (OSI), 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7

26 April

Items 8 (TC/Inf), 10, Items to finalise if necessary, 12

Reserved time

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Information by the Chair and the Secretariat

4. Media

Standard setting activities

4.1 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

    - Report on defamation, CDMSI(2012)Misc11Rev2
    - 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
    - Work plan of the informal group on protection of journalists/journalism - CDMSI(2013)Misc5

Notes and expected action

Take note of the work done and new documents since the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI (27-30/11/2012).
Take note of the work of the expert group (5/3/2013)
Discuss the work plan of the informal group

4.2 Draft recommendation on gender equality and media

Documents

Notes and expected action

Discuss the draft Recommendation with a view to agree on a text for submission to the Committee of Ministers for adoption

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

4.3 On-going and future activities

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of recent developments

4.4 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 information by the Secretariat

5. Information Society and Internet Governance

Standard setting activities

5.1 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 the state of play.

5.2 Compendium 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 3rd meeting of the MSI-DUI (20-21/03/2013) – MSI-DUI(2013)05

Notes and expected action

Take note of state of play

5.3 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
    - Draft outline programme of CoE conference on “Internet freedom – a shared commitment” (Strasbourg, 24-25 September 2013)

Notes and expected action

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

5.4 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 (capacity building, best practice in the field)

5.5 European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG 2013)

Documents

Notes and expected action

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

5.6 Internet Governance Forum (IGF, Bali)

Notes and expected action

Take note of the information by the Secretariat on the 8th edition of the IGF (Bali, 22-25 October 2013)

5.7 Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of the state of play of the Strategy

5.8 Implementation of / follow-up given to the Human Rights Guidelines for Internet Service Providers and of the Human Rights Guidelines for On-line Game Providers

Documents

    - Human Rights Guidelines for Internet Service Providers
    - Human Rights Guidelines for Online Game Providers

Notes and expected action

Discuss with the representatives of the European Internet Service Providers Association ISPs (EuroISPA) and the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (IFSE)

6. Data protection

Standard setting activities

6.1 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 and Chair of the T-PD.
Approve the draft terms of reference for the Ad hoc Committee on Data Protection for transmission to the CM

6.2 Other relevant work of the T-PD

Documents

Notes and expected action

Discuss

7. Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society (Belgrade, 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
    - CDMSI(2012)Misc17 - Draft outline programme, prepared by Maja Rakovic following the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI (27-30/11/2012)
    - CDMSI(2013)Misc6 – Proposals from European Federation of Journalists
    - CDMSI(2013)Misc7 – Proposal from Internet Society

New documents

    - CDMSI(2012)Misc17Rev4 - Draft Programme following discussions in the Bureau (6-7/3/2013) (not on line)
    - MCM(2013)1Rev3 - Draft political Declaration and Resolutions (not on line)
    - CDMSI(2013)Misc4 - List of proposals for possible keynote speakers and introductory speakers for the sub-themes (not on line)
    - PACE proposals for a side event (not on line)

Notes and expected action

Agree on:
- draft programme
- draft political Declaration and Resolutions
Discuss possible keynote speakers
Information on the logistics
Discuss side events

8. CDMSI relation with other Council of Europe bodies

Exchange of views with the Commissioner for Human Rights

CoE bodies / documents

Notes and expected action

    - Hold an exchange of views with the Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks
    - Take note of the report on The state of media in Europe
    - Invitation to attend a CDCJ stakeholder consultation meeting – exchange of views with a representative of the CDCJ and its Secretariat, decide on participation in the meeting
    - Take note of information by the programme manager of MEDIANE

9. CDMSI exchanges of views with other organisations etc

Documents

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

Notes and expected action

Take note of the report and discuss possible reactions.

 

10. Budget and administrative issues

11. Other questions

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

Documents

BRAF application letter to the statute of observer with the CDMSI

Notes and expected action

- Consider the application and take a decision

12. Adoption of the abridged report

- 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
- CDMSI(2012)013rev - Follow-up chart to the meetings of the CDMSI – up-date as of 15/04/2013
- CDMSI(2012)009rev5 – Calendar of meetings and events in 2013 – up date as of 13 March 2013
- CDMSI-BU(2013)001rev - Report of the 3rd meeting of the Bureau of the CDMSI (7-8 March 2013)