Media - Freedom of expression and information

 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


Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television
(T-TT)

N.B. Documents which have been made available in electronic form in advance of the meeting will no longer be made available in paper form in the meeting room. Experts are therefore asked to ensure that they bring all pertinent working documents with them to meetings


NEW
[04/02/2011]  Transfrontier television: the revision of the Convention discontinued
In a letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Neelie Kroes, vice-President of the European Commission, recently confirmed the position of the European Commission with regard to the draft second amended protocol to the European Convention on Transfrontier Television. The letter underlines that the European Union has exclusive competence for the issues covered by the draft revised Convention and that EU member States are not allowed to become party to the Convention on their own. The letter furthermore indicates that the EU does not intend to become a party to the Convention as this would constrain the speed and scope of any future policy response in the areas covered.
For its part, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe endorsed proposals by the Secretary General for priorities in 2011 which included, in particular, to discontinue work on trans-frontier television following the termination of the negotiations of the Convention. This was confirmed by the Committee of Ministers when adopting the Programme of Activities and budget for 2011.

Previously

· Draft Second Protocol amending the European Convention on Transfrontier Television and its explanatory report T-TT(2009)007FIN

· Revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television – Draft Council of Europe Convention on Transfrontier Audiovisual Media Services T-TT(2009)013FIN

· Revision on the European Convention on Transfrontier Television – Explanatory report to the draft Council of Europe Convention on Transfrontier Audiovisual Media Services T-TT(2009)009FIN

· 45th meeting, 1 and 2 July 2010
· Report of 45th meeting

44th meeting, 11 to 12 June 2009
Report of the 44th meeting

    - Draft second protocol amending the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (Document T-TT(2009)007rev)

    - Revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television. Draft Council of Europe Convention on Transfrontier audiovisual media services (Document T-TT(2009)005rev2)

Consultation on the revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television,
from 25 to 27 February 2009

Report of the 43rd meeting, 12 to 14 November 2008

Report of the 42nd meeting, 8 and 9 October 2007

Report of the 1st meeting of the Drafting group, 29 and 30 March 2007

Report of the 41st meeting, 9-10 October 2006

Report of the 40th meeting, 10-11 April 2006

Report of the 39th meeting, 3-4 October 2005

Report of the 38th meeting, 30 March - 1 April 2005

Report of the 37th meeting, 11-12 October 2004

Report of the 36th meeting, 15-16 April 2004

Report of the 35th meeting, 20-21 November 2003

Texts of reference and information documents

- Revised European Convention on Transfrontier Television (CETS No. 132) and its Explanatory Report

- Chart of signatures and ratifications

- List of designated authorities (Article 19 ECTT)

- Opinions and Recommendations adopted by the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television

- Guidelines for the implementation of Article 9a

- Secretariat note on the amendments to the European Convention on Transfrontier Television as proposed by the Drafting Group of the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television

- Comments [pdf, 337KB] concerning the proposed amendments of the ECTT

- Request for interpretation [pdf, 262KB] of Article 18, paragraph 3, of the ECTT

- Report by Dr Andreas Grünwald on possible options for the review of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television

- Updated compendium of the replies to the questionnaire on split-screen advertising

- Compilation of responses to the questionnaire on “Big Brother” type programmes

- Expert Seminar on "The Economic, Technical and other Developments in the Television Sector and their Impact on the European Convention on Transfrontier Television", Strasbourg, 6 December 2001