1063rd meeting – 8-9 July 2009

Item 5.1a,b,c,d

Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC)

a. Abridged report of the 9th meeting (Strasbourg, 25-26 March 2009)
(CM(2009)91)

b. Draft Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to protect children against harmful content and behaviour and to promote their active participation in the new information and communications environment

c. Abridged report of the 10th meeting (Reykjavik, 27 May 2009)
(CM(2009)94)

d. Draft terms of reference for subsidiary groups to the CDMC:

    - Committee of Experts on New Media (MC-NM)
    - Ad hoc Advisory Group on Public Service Media Governance (MC-S-PG)
    - Ad hoc Advisory Group on Cross-border Internet (MC-S-CI)
    - Ad hoc Advisory Group on the Protection of Neighbouring Rights of Broadcasting Organisations (MC-S-NR)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to protect children against harmful content and behaviour and to promote their active participation in the new information and communications environment, as it appears at Appendix 10 to the present volume of Decisions;

2. invited the Secretary General to examine ways in which the Council of Europe could facilitate the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)5 and to report back to their Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H) in due course;

3. took note of the CDMC’s comments on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1855 (2009) on “The regulation of audiovisual media services”, as they appear at Appendix 3 to document CM(2009)91;

4. approved the terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on New Media (MC-NM), as they appear at Appendix 11 to the present volume of Decisions;

5. approved the terms of reference of the Ad hoc Advisory Group on Public Service Media Governance (MC-S-PG), as they appear at Appendix 12 to the present volume of Decisions;

6. approved the terms of reference of the Ad hoc Advisory Group on Cross-border Internet (MC-S-CI), as they appear at Appendix 13 to the present volume of Decisions;

7. approved the terms of reference of the Ad hoc Advisory Group on the Protection of Neighbouring Rights of Broadcasting Organisations (MC-S-NR), as they appear at Appendix 14 to the present volume of Decisions;

8. in the light of decisions 1 to 7 above, took note of the abridged report of the 9th meeting of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC) and of the abridged report of the 10th meeting of this committee as a whole, as they respectively appear in documents CM(2009)91 and CM(2009)94.


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