28-29 May, Reykjavik (Iceland) – Do new media or media-like services such as search engines, Internet Service Providers or blogs carry similar professional responsibilities to the traditional written press and electronic media? What distinguishes media-like services? And is there a need to encourage some form of regulation for them? The ministers responsible for media and new information services from the 47 Council of Europe member states, experts and representatives of civil society, youth and the business community will meet to assess these recent social, cultural and technological changes.
On the eve of the conference Reykjavik will host a forum on anti-terrorist laws and freedom of expression and information, which will take place on 27 May.