In the draft resolution, replace paragraph 7 with the following paragraph:
"In this context, the Assembly reiterates the obligations deriving from Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and the standards contained in numerous Council of Europe texts, including the following recommendations of the Committee of Ministers: Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)15 on measures concerning media coverage of election campaigns, Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)3 on the remit of public service media in the information society, Recommendation Rec(2004)16 on the right of reply in the new media environment, Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)2 on media pluralism and diversity of media content, and most recently Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)1 on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership, as well as Recommendation Rec(2000)23 on the independence and functions of regulatory authorities for the broadcasting sector, and Recommendation R(97)20 on hate speech, along with General Policy Recommendation no. 15 on combating hate speech, issued by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission). It also points to the 2009 Guidelines on media analysis during election observation missions, the 2013 Report and the 2016 Guidelines for preventing and responding to the misuse of administrative resources during electoral processes and the 2010 Guidelines on political party regulation, all three issued jointly by the Venice Commission and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR)."
In the draft resolution, paragraph 8, replace the words "recommends that member States" with the words "calls on member States to".
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 8.5, insert the following paragraph:
"provide for a clear distinction between campaign activity and information activity of public and private media to ensure equity among political competitors as well as a conscious and free choice for voters;"
In the draft resolution, paragraph 9, replace the word "propaganda" with "undue propaganda".
In the draft resolution, paragraph 9, replace the word "recommends that member States" with the words "calls on member States to".
22 January 2019
In the draft resolution, paragraph 10.1, after the words "human dignity", insert the words ", national sovereignty".
22 January 2019
In the draft resolution, paragraph 11.2., after the word "organisations", insert the words: "of all political affiliations".
In the draft resolution, paragraph 13, replace the word "propaganda" with "undue propaganda".
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 13, insert the following paragraph:
"Finally, the Assembly believes that the Council of Europe World Forum for Democracy could offer an adequate platform to discuss different aspects related to media freedom, information and democracy challenges in the digital age, with the participation of media outlets, social media players, journalists’ associations, civil society organisations, Internet users and policy makers."