Council of Europe debates “quality journalism” and safety of journalists

Meeting in Strasbourg on 27-30 November, the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) went through the details of a draft “Declaration on the financial sustainability of quality journalism in the digital age”. The text proposes for example to create “redistribution mechanisms between online platforms and media companies” and to “support measures to counter the progressive deterioration of the working conditions of journalists”. Most of the discussion was dedicated to the preamble of the draft Declaration: whereas most delegations agreed that “quality journalism extends the range of diverse, credible, interesting and timely information available to the…

13th Meeting of CDMSI

The 13th meeting of the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) will take place from 5 to 8 December 2017 in Strasbourg. The EFJ is an observer member of CDMSI. The EFJ will be represented by Marc Gruber.

12th CDMSI meeting

12th meeting of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI). Under the authority of the Committee of Ministers, the CDMSI steers the Council of Europe’s work in the field of freedom of expression, media, Internet governance and other information society issues and it oversees the work on personal data protection. The CDMSI advises the Committee of Ministers on all questions within its area of expertise, including freedom, independence, pluralism and diversity of media, safety of journalists, support for professional journalism, protection and promotion of human rights in the information society, in particular freedom of expression on the Internet. The EFJ is an observer member of…

Children’s cartoons and much more at Council of Europe’s meeting on media

To bring some action to its usually serious – and sometimes dull – documents, the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) of the Council of Europe (CoE) also met this week, in Strasbourg, with the six winners of a Spanish school comics competition on human rights and Internet. It is not sure that the kids would indeed “make sure to be safe online for the rest of their life”, as one of the children told the meeting, but the contribution of young Internet users definitely brought a fresh tone to the meeting. Good news: Online platform working On…