Under the supervision of the CDMSI, the MSI-MED was active from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2017. It analysed best practices in Council of Europe member States with regard to policies and other measures ensuring a pluralist media landscape, transparency of media ownership, diversity of media content, inclusiveness in public service media, gender equality in media coverage of election campaigns.

Drawing upon the existing Council of Europe standards and the relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, the MSI-MED prepared standard-setting proposals on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership. MSI-MED also studied the gender equality dimensions of media coverage of elections, principles and rules regarding media coverage of elections and the use of Internet in elections.

 

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Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

 

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