New Handbook on Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human RightsStrasbourg 21 July 2017
This handbook, authored by Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska, a human rights lawyer specialising in...
Strasbourg 13 July 2017
The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) invites comments from the public...
Kakheti region, Georgia 13 July 2017
Over 20 journalists and media professionals attended a training seminar on Privacy and Media...
Tunis 5 July 2017
On the 1st of June 2017, the Council of Europe organised a dinner-debate in Tunis which brought...
Addressing Disinformation in Europe - First Draft Partner Network Meeting in Strasbourg on 3rd of July, 2017Strasbourg 24 June 2017
The Council of Europe attaches high priority to the possible impacts of ‘fake news’ on European...
Strasbourg 27 June 2017
The Steering committee on media and information society held its 12th meeting in Strasbourg from...
“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.
The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.”
Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights
"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"
Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights