To: Thorbjorn Jagland
Council of Europe
Copy: Secretariat and Members of the CDMSI
Secretariat and Members of CODEXTER
Brussels, 8 February 2012
Concerns: Press Freedom and Anti-Terrorism Laws
Dear Mr Jagland,
We write to you on behalf of the undersigned civil society and professional groups, which are all either observers at the CDMSI or active in the field of press freedom and civil rights in Europe.
In May 2009, Ministers responsible for Media and New Communication Services of the Council of Europe committed in Reykjavik to “review national legislation and/or practice on a regular basis to ensure that any impact of anti-terrorism measures on the right to freedom of expression and information is consistent with Council of Europe standards”.