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Indicators for media in a democracy

Recommendation 1848 (2008)

Parliamentary Assembly
Assembly debate on 3 October 2008 (36th Sitting) (see Doc. 11683, report of the Committee on Culture, Science and Education, rapporteur: Mr Wodarg). Text adopted by the Assembly on 3 October 2008 (36th Sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1636 (2008) on indicators for media in a democracy and recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
1.1 endorse the list of basic principles contained in the above-mentioned resolution;
1.2 take this list into account when assessing the media situation in member states;
1.3 establish indicators for a functioning media environment in a democracy, based on this list, and draw up periodical reports with country profiles of all member states concerning their media situations.