Freedom of expression on the internet and internet governance play a growing role in an ever wider range of topics under the Council of Europe remits. As a consequence, they have always more impact on decisions adopted by representatives of member states.
The Thematic co-ordinator on Information Policy of the Committee of Ministers (TC/Inf), Ambassador Dirk Van Eeckhout, has launched a series of thematic meetings – TC/Inf breakfast meetings – during which his colleagues have opportunity, once a month, to meet a specialised expert and discuss specific issues.
Three TC/Inf breakfast meetings were devoted to internet governance general issues, internet freedom & protection of journalism and cybercrime – cloud evidence. The next programmed TC/Inf breakfast meetings will be on Comparative study on blocking and filtering of internet content and internet in co -operation programmes.
1st meeting: Internet governance general issues
2nd meeting: Internet Freedom & Protection of Journalism
3rd meeting: Cybercrime – Cloud evidence
Cybercrime – Cloud evidence
4th meeting: Filtering, blocking and take down of internet content in Council of Europe member States
Filtering, blocking and take down of internet content in Council of Europe member States
5th meeting: Cooperation activities - on-going projects
Cooperation activities: insight into ongoing projects in the field of media and freedom of expression online and offline
"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"
Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights