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Revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television

Recommendation 2036 (2014)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Assembly debate on 31 January 2014 (9th Sitting) (see Doc. 13383, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr James Clappison; and Doc. 13406, opinion of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media, rapporteur: Sir Roger Gale). Text adopted by the Assembly on 31 January 2014 (9th Sitting).
1 Referring to its Resolution 1978 (2014) on the revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television, as well as its Resolution 1636 (2008) on indicators for media in a democracy, the Parliamentary Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
1.1 resume work on the revision of the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (ETS No. 132) and negotiations with the European Union on this matter;
1.2 enable the Standing Committee on Transfrontier Television (T-TT) to resume its work;
1.3 if need be, consider drafting a new convention focusing on freedom of expression aspects of media regulation;
1.4 draft guidelines on media freedom adapted to the changing media landscape, based on existing standards, including those stemming from the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on the right to freedom of expression.
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