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Helena Mandić appointed Chair of the Council of Europe’s MSI-MED

posted on 01 April, 2016   (public)

Helena Mandić appointed Chair of the Council of Europe’s MSI-MED

The first meeting of the Committee of experts on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership (MSI-MED) took place on 22-23 of March 2016 in Strasbourg.

On this occasion, Helena Mandić, EPRA Vice-Chairperson and Director of Broadcasting of the Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was appointed Chair of the Committee. Evangelos Valmas - Head of Department for Audiovisual Media and Archives - Secretariat General of Information and Communication - Greece was elected Vice Chair.

The MSI-MED mapped out its work plan for the course of its mandate over the next two years. According to its expected deliveries, it will work on a draft Recommendation on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership and a feasibility study on a possible standard-setting instrument on gender equality in the context of media coverage of elections, on the one hand, and the use of the Internet in elections, on the other hand.

Several representatives of media regulatory authorities in Europe are participating in the Committee as Member State representatives along with independent experts.

Source: Council of Europe’s Media division website on Freedom of Expression