Recommendation 1848 (2008)1

Indicators for media in a democracy


1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1636 (2008) on indicators for media in a democracy and recommends that the Committee of Ministers:

1.1. endorse the list of basic principles contained in the above-mentioned resolution;

1.2. take this list into account when assessing the media situation in member states;

1.3. establish indicators for a functioning media environment in a democracy, based on this list, and draw up periodical reports with country profiles of all member states concerning their media situations.


1. Assembly debate on 3 October 2008 (36th Sitting) (see Doc. 11683, report of the Committee on Culture, Science and Education, rapporteur: Mr Wodarg). Text adopted by the Assembly on 3 October 2008 (36th Sitting).