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

5th meeting – 3-6 December 2013 – 09h30 to 18h00
(Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe, room 7)

02/12/13

CDMSI(2013)OJ3Rev

Annotated Agenda

Order of Business

 

Morning 9.30 – 13.00

Afternoon 14.30– 18.00

03 December

Items 1, 2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4

6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4

04 December

6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 9.8, 3.3

7, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 9.9 (EBU)

05 December

Other sub-items of 9, 11

6.1 (if necessary), 10, 8

06 December

5.1 (if necessary), 12

Pending items if necessary

1. Opening of the meeting

2. Adoption of the agenda

3. Information by the Chair and the Secretariat

3.1 Declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies

Documents

Committee of Ministers declaration on risks to fundamental rights stemming from digital tracking and other surveillance technologies – adopted 12/6/2013

Notes and expected action

Information provided by the Secretariat.

3.2 Recommendation on gender equality and media

Documents

-“Media and the image of Women” – Conference of the Council of Europe Gender Equality Commission, organised in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands – Amsterdam, 4-5 July 2013
-Draft report of the conference
-Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017
-European Institute for Gender Equality report
-Programme Media against racism in Sports (MARS) - guide for journalists on Equality in the media

Notes and expected action

Take note of the adoption of the Recommendation
Take note of information by the Secretariat
Discuss follow up

3.3 Committee of Ministers thematic debate

Documents

DRAFT Discussion paper to be presented by Secretary General:
Thematic debate on “Safety of journalists - further steps for the better implementation of human rights standards”

Notes and expected action

Take note of the information by the Secretariat and discuss

3.4 Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

Notes and expected action

Take note of the information by Austria on priorities that will have a bearing on CDMSI work

3.5 Conference “The hate factor in political speech – where do responsibilities lie?”, Warsaw, 19-20 September 2013

Documents

- Report of the Conference
-“The Council of Europe against online hate speech:
Conundrums and challenges”, background paper by Dr Tarlach McGonagle

Notes and expected action

Take note of the information by the Secretariat

4. Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society (Belgrade, 7-8 November 2013) www.coe.int/confmedia2013

Documents

- Political declaration and Resolutions
- Secretary General’s opening speech
- The road ahead – speech by Andris Mellakauls
- Director general’s closing speech

Notes and expected action

The Ministerial conference texts and report will be considered by the Committee of Ministers on 10 December.

Discuss the outcome of the Ministerial Conference and the way forward

5. Media

Standard setting activities

5.1 Protection of journalism and safety of journalists

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
-Report on defamation, CDMSI (2012)Misc11Rev2
-Secretariat paper on the Protection of Journalists /Journalism, agreed by the CDMSI – CDMSI(2012)011Rev2
-How to address current threats to journalism?: The role of the Council of Europe in protecting journalists and other media actors, Expert paper by Dr.Tarlach McGonagle
-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, expert paper by Philip Leach
-Draft Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists– CDMSI(2013)007rev2
-UNESCO letter to CoE + Director general’s reply

Notes and expected action

Take note of the work of the informal working group

Examine and finalise the Draft CM Declaration on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and transmit it to the CM for possible adoption.

Hold an exchange of views with Jānis Kārkliņš, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (tbc)

5.2 Transparency of media ownership

Documents

-CM Recommendation No. R(94)13 on measures to promote media transparency
-CM Declaration (2007) on protecting the role of the media in democracy in the context of media concentration
-PACE motion of 30/01/2013 on “Increasing transparency of media ownership”
- Access Info Conference – Transparency of Media Ownership (Brussels, 24/09/2013)
-Ten recommendations on transparency of media ownership, paper by Access Info
- Statement by Mark Thompson, OSF Policy Editor, in Belgrade on Transparency of media ownership

Notes and expected action

Take note of the information by the Chairperson, who attended a conference organised by AccessInfo.

Discuss follow up

Cooperation and outreach

5.3 On-going and future activities

Documents

Notes and expected action

Take note of on-going and planned activities
Discuss

6. Information Society and Internet Governance

Standard setting activities

6.1 Compilation of existing rights of Internet users (MSI-DUI)

Documents

Notes and expected action

Exchange of views with Dr Michael Kögler, Chair of the MSI-DUI.

Take note of the information provided by the Secretariat on the draft CM Recommendation on the Guide on human rights for Internet users. Consider the results of the multistakeholder consultations.

Examine and finalise the draft and transmit it to CM for possible adoption.

Take note of the draft Explanatory Memorandum.

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

Documents

-Recommendation on the protection and promotion of the universality, integrity and openness of the Internet
-Declaration on network neutrality
-Proposed action agreed by the CDMSI – CDMSI(2012)014
-Outcome paper (+ background input paper) from the Council of Europe Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Network Neutrality and Human Rights (Strasbourg, 29-30 May 2013) – CDMSI(2013)Misc18
-“Protecting Human Rights through Network Neutrality; Furthering Internet Users’ Interest, Modernising Human Rights and Safeguarding the Open Internet” - report prepared by Luca Belli and Matthjis Van Bergen- CDMSI(2013)misc19_en
-Report of the General Rapporteur, Ian Brown, on the Council of Europe Conference “Internet freedom – a shared commitment” Strasbourg, 24-25 September 2013 – CDMSI(2013)Misc21

Notes and expected action

Presentation and exchange of views with Luca belli and Matthijs Van Bergen, authors of the report, on network neutrality

Discuss possible follow-up.

Information provided by the Secretariat on the results of the CoE Conference on “Internet freedom – a shared commitment”, held in Strasbourg 24-25 September 2013.

Discuss possible follow-up on transparency in Internet governance

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

Documents

-Experts’ findings report on interferences with cross-border flow of Internet traffic – CDMSI(2013)Misc20
-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

Presentation and exchange with Dr Monica Horten, Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science, and Secretariat on cross-border flow of Internet traffic.

Consider possible follow up.

6.4 Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015

Documents

Synthesis and follow-up chart to the Council of Europe Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015 – up-date by the Secretariat

Notes and expected action

Presentation and exchange with the Secretariat on CDMSI oversight of the CoE Internet Governance Strategy 2012-2015

Take note of the information by the Secretariat

Cooperation and outreach activities

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

Documents

Notes and expected action

Information by CDMSI members who participated in the 6th edition of EuroDIG and by the Secretariat and (Lisbon 20-21 June 2013)

6.6 Internet Governance Forum (IGF, Indonesia, 22-25 October 2013)

Notes and expected action

Information by CDMSI members who participated in the IGF and by the Secretariat on IGF 2013 and planning for IGF 2014

6.7 On-going and future activities

Documents

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Notes and expected action

Take note of information by the Secretariat on planned activities

7. Data protection

Standard setting activities

Documents

-Abridged Report of the 30th Plenary meeting of the T-PD (15-18 October 2012)
-Abridged Report of the 29th meeting of the Bureau of the T-PD (5-7 February 2013)
- Abridged Report of the 30th meeting of the Bureau (28-30 May 2013)
-Terms of reference of the ad hoc Committee on data protection (CAHDATA) and list of decisions of the 1st meeting (12-14 November 2013)
-Work programme of the T-PD for 2014-2015

Notes and expected action

Take note of the state of play and of information by the Secretariat.

8. Terms of reference

Documents

-Draft Terms of reference for the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society – CDMSI for 2014-2015
-Draft terms of reference for the Committee of experts on protection of journalism and safety of journalists (MSI-JO)
-Draft terms of reference for the Committee of experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom (MSI-INT)

Notes and expected action

Take note of the decisions taken by the Committee of Ministers

Discuss and decide the composition of the committees of experts

9. CDMSI exchanges of views with other organisations and with other CoE bodies

9.1 Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

Documents

Resolution 1954(2013) National security and access to information
Recommendation 2420(2013) National security and access to information
Motion for a resolution on “Coordinated strategies for effective Internet governance”
Motion for a resolution on “Increasing co-operation against cyber terrorism and other large scale attacks on the Internet”
Motion for a resolution “Massive eavesdropping in Europe”

Notes and expected action

Take note of information on recent PACE texts and future action

9.2 Committee of Ministers Thematic Coordinator on Information Policy (TC/Inf)

Notes and expected action

Information from and exchange with TC-INF, Ambassador Gea Rennel

9.3 Council of Europe NO HATE movement

Notes and expected action

Hold an exchange of views with the Secretariat of the No Hate campaign

9.4 European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Notes and expected action

Hold an exchange of views with the Secretariat of ECRI on their work on new guidelines on hate speech on Internet

9.5 World Forum for Democracy 2013

Notes and expected action

Hold an exchange of views with the Secretariat, take note of the information

9.6 School of Political Studies

Notes and expected action

Hold an exchange of views with the Secretariat, take note of the information

9.7 European Committee on Legal Co-operation

Notes and expected action

Hold an exchange of views with the Secretariat on a draft recommendation on protection whistleblowers

9.8 Internet Corporation for Assigned names and Numbers (ICANN)

Documents

“High-Level Panel Organizes to Address Future of Internet Governance” (London, 12-13/12/2013) – ICANN press release

Notes and expected action

Information by Secretariat on CoE work with ICANN

9.9 European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

Documents

Public Service Media under Art. 10 of the European Court of Human Rights”, expert report commissioned by EBU

Notes and expected action

Hold an exchange of views with representatives of EBU and Dr Tretter, one of the experts authors of the report

10. Elections

Documents

CDMSI(2013)010 – Information document on the election within the CDMSI

Notes and expected action

Proceed to the election of the Chair, Vice-Chair of the CDMSI, the members of the Bureau and the gender rapporteur

11. Other questions

Documents

1.-Mr. Jobst Plog’s (Chairman of Eurimages) letter to CoE Secretary General
-CoE Secretary General’s reply

2.Community Media Conference, Brno, 4-6 October 2013
The New Council of Europe Recommendation on Gender Equality and the Media – Towards better Implementation of Gender Equality Standards, PowerPoint presentation

Notes and expected action

1.Take note of exchange of letters regarding the shutdown of Greek public broadcaster ERT. Discuss.

2. Take note of the report from Bissera Zankova (Bulgaria) who attended the conference on behalf of the CDMSI

12. Adoption of the abridged report

Documents

Abridged report of the 5th CDMSI meeting – CDMSI(2013)011

Notes and expected action

Adopt the abridged report.

General reference documents:
- CDMSI terms of reference 2012-2013
- 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)021- report of the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI
- CDMSI-BU(2013)001 – report of the 3rd meeting of the Bureau of the CDMSI
- CDMSI(2013)006 – report of the 3rd meeting of the CDMSI
- CDMSI-BU(2013)003 - Report of the 4th meeting of the Bureau of the CDMSI

- CDMSI(2012)013rev4 - Follow-up chart to the meetings of the CDMSI – up-date as of 09/09/2013
- CDMSI(2012)009rev6 – Calendar of meetings and events in 2013 – up date as of 06 August 2013