Media freedom

Freedom of expression and democracy in the digital age - Opportunities, rights, responsibilities

Belgrade 07/11/2013 In his keynote speech at the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Media and Information Society today, the Commissioner highlighted restrictions to media freedom on grounds of national security as particularly serious ones, following the recent disclosure of the US and UK mass surveillance programmes. "Spying on individuals on a massive scale, without strict legal rules and democratic oversight, can...

"Safety of online media actors as a precondition for media pluralism and freedom of expression"

"Safety of online media actors as a precondition for media pluralism and freedom of expression". Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Joint Open Forum organised by the European Broadcasting Union, Council of Europe, OSCE and UNESCO. Internet Governance Forum, Baku, 7 November 2012. CommDH/Speech(2012)14 / 12 November 2012

"How to ensure that the Internet remains an open and public forum for exercising freedom of opinion and expression and facilitating other human rights and fundamental freedoms"

"How to ensure that the Internet remains an open and public forum for exercising freedom of opinion and expression and facilitating other human rights and fundamental freedoms".Dublin Conference on Internet Freedom. Address by Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH/Speech(2012)8 / 21 June 2012

Ethical Journalism Initiative - Journalism and the Challenge of Intolerance

Ethical Journalism Initiative – Journalism and the Challenge of Intolerance Conference organised by the European Federation of Journalists on World Press Freedom Day, Brussels, 3-4 May 2012. Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks,Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH/Speech(2012)6 / 02 May 2012