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Communication on the activities of the Committee of Ministers

Statutory Report 2014


5. Media

Media – General
Replies to Recommendations
Audiovisual Observatory

 

Media – General

At their 1212th meeting (19 November 2014) (CM/Del/Dec(2014)1212/5.1), the Deputies approved the text of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Council of Europe and partner organisations on the setting-up of a Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists (CM(2014)142 final), and authorised the Secretary General to sign it. The Deputies encouraged member States to make voluntary contributions and to arrange secondments for the setting-up and running of the Platform. They invited the Secretary General to evaluate the effectiveness of the Platform after an initial test period of one year.

At their 1207th meeting (17 September 2014) (CM/Del/Dec(2014)1207/5.1), the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 6th meeting of the CDMSI (CM(2014)110).

At their 1204th meeting (2-3 July 2014) (CM/Del/Dec(2014)1204/5.1), the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 2nd meeting of the CAHDATA (CM(2014)82).

At their 1198th meeting (29-30 April and 2 May 2014) (CM/Del/Dec(2014)1198/5.1), the Deputies adopted the Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors.

At their 1197th meeting (16 April 2014) (CM/Del/Dec(2014)1197/5.1b), the Deputies adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)6 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on a Guide to human rights for Internet users, and took note of its Explanatory Memorandum (CM(2014)31 addfinal). Noting the rapid development of Internet technologies and the possible need to inform Internet users of any impact these may have on their human rights and fundamental freedoms, the Deputies instructed the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI), if necessary, to update the Guide to human rights for Internet users appended to Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)6. The Deputies invited the Secretary General to promote the Guide to human rights for Internet users and to undertake follow-up action, notably in its dissemination.

At their 1192nd meeting (19-21 February 2014) (CM/Del/Dec(2014)1192/5.1), the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 5th meeting of the CDMSI (CM(2014)10).

At their 1191st meeting (12-13 February 2014) (CM/Del/Dec(2014)1191/5.1), the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 1st meeting of the CAHDATA (CM(2014)8).

Replies to Recommendations

Parliamentary Assembly

At their 1207th meeting (17 September 2014) (CM/Del/Dec(2014)1207/5.2), the Deputies adopted the reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2036 (2014) on the “Revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television”.

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

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