Council of Europe at the 2022 Internet Governance Forum in Ethiopia

28 November 2022 Addis-Ababa

The Council of Europe is taking part in the 17th United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) hosted by the government of Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia) from 28 November to 2 December. Held in a hybrid format under the theme “Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future”, the IGF will...

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3rd meeting of the MSI-DIG held online

22 September 2021 Strasbourg

On 20-21 September 2021 the Committee of Experts on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies (MSI-DIG) held its meeting via videoconference. MSI-DIG members and other participants had a constructive discussion of the revised Draft recommendation on the impacts of digital technologies on...

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Invitation to comment by 20 July 2021

15 June 2021 Strasbourg

The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) invites comments from the public on the draft recommendation by the Committee of Ministers to member States on the impacts of digital technologies on freedom of expression. The draft text was prepared by one of the CDMSI’s...

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The Committee of Experts on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies (MSI-DIG) held its second meeting via videoconference

18 March 2021 Strasbourg

On 17-18 March, the Committee of Experts on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies (MSI-DIG) held its second meeting. Due to current restrictions on travels and public gatherings related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held via videoconference. The experts* have finalised one of...

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Recommendation on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries now available in Macedonian language

2 October 2018

The Council of Europe Recommendation on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries (CM/Rec(2018)2), which had been adopted at the beginning of this year, is now available in Macedonian language. In the recommendation the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers calls on the 47...

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Roles and Responsibilities of Internet Intermediaries: the Council of Europe has developed human rights-based guidelines

15 August 2018

Internet intermediaries play an increasingly important role in modern societies. Their actions influence the choices we make, the way we exercise our rights, and how we interact. The market dominance of some places them in control of principal modes of public communication. What are the roles...

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