Ministers' Deputies
    Notes on the Agenda

    CM/Notes/848/5.1 27 June 2003
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    848 Meeting, 10 July 2003
    5 Media


    5.1 Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM)
    a. Abridged report of the 59th meeting (Strasbourg, 13-16 May 2003)

    b. Draft Recommendation Rec(2003)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings
    c. Draft Declaration on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings
    d. Authorisation to hold the 60th meeting of the CDMM outside Strasbourg.

    Reference documents
    CM(2003)85

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    Action

    a. to take note of the abridged report of the 59th meeting of the Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM) as a whole (document CM(2003)85);

    b. to adopt the Recommendation Rec(2003)… on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings, as it appears in Appendix II to document CM(2003)85, and to take note of the Explanatory Memorandum thereto, as it appears in Appendix IV to document CM(2003)85;

    c. to adopt the Declaration on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings, as it appears in Appendix III to document CM(2003)85;

    d. to authorise the Secretariat to hold the 60th meeting of the CDMM in Rome (Italy) on 3-7 November 2003.

    1. Document CM(2003)85 lists the items discussed and the decisions taken at the 59th meeting of the Steering Committee on the Mass Media (13-16 May 2003). The items to which the CDMM decided to draw the Committee of Ministers' attention are indicated in bold. The draft decisions set out below concern only those items that the Secretariat considers require a decision by the Deputies.

    2. At its meeting, the CDMM reviewed the work carried out by its subordinate bodies. In this context, the CDMM approved a draft Recommendation and a draft Declaration on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings (see Appendices II and IV to document CM(2003)85), and decided to transmit these texts to the Committee of Ministers for adoption.

    3. The CDMM also fixed the theme and sub-themes of the 7th European Ministerial Conference on Mass Media Policy, as well as the dates of the Conference, and accepted the invitation by the Ukrainian authorities to host the Conference. The Ministers' Deputies took note of these decisions at their 842nd meeting (5 June 2003), under the item on Conferences of specialised ministers.

    4. In the light of the above decisions, the CDMM renewed for an additional one-year period the terms of reference of its subordinate bodies, so that they contribute to the substantive preparation of the Ministerial Conference.

    5. Finally, the CDMM examined a request for observer status on one of its subordinate bodies submitted by a professional organisation interested in the media sector. The CDMM decided not to admit this organisation as an observer.

    6. The CDMM received an invitation from its Chair, Mrs Allessandra Paradisi, to hold the next meeting of the CDMM in Rome (3-7 November 2003). According to the invitation, there will be no additional cost for the Council of Europe to hold the meeting in Rome.

    7. The authorisation of the Deputies to hold this meeting outside Strasbourg is required under the terms of Committee of Ministers' Resolution (78) 3 on committee structures, terms of reference and working methods.


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    DRAFT DECISIONS

    848th meeting – 10 July 2003

    Item 5.1 a

    Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM)

    a. Abridged report of the 59th meeting (13-16 May 2003)
    (CM(2003)85)

    Decision

    The Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 59th meeting of the Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM) as a whole (document CM(2003)85).

    848th meeting - 10 July 2003

    Item 5.1 b

    Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM)

    b. Draft Recommendation Rec(2003)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings
    (CM(2003)85 Appendices II and IV)

    Decisions

    The Deputies

    1. adopted Recommendation Rec(2003)… on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings, as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of decisions [Appendix II to document CM(2003)85];

    2. took note of the Explanatory Memorandum thereto, as it appears at Appendix IV to document CM(2003)85.

    848th meeting - 10 July 2003

    Item 5.1 c

    Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM)

    c. Draft Declaration on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings
    (CM(2003)85 Appendix III)

    Decision

    The Deputies adopted the Declaration on the provision of information through the media in relation to criminal proceedings as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions [Appendix III to document CM(2003)85].

    848th meeting - 10 July 2003

    Item 5.1 d

    Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM)

    d. Authorisation to hold a meeting outside Strasbourg

    Decision

    The Deputies authorised the holding of the 60th meeting of the Steering Committee on the Mass Media (CDMM) in Rome, Italy on 3-7 November 2003.



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