The Council of Europe launches a new initiative to strengthen standards on freedom of expression and the media in South-East EuropeSarajevo 13 October 2016
A new regional programme entitled “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and...
Strasbourg 29-30 September 2016
Experts and observers of the Committee of experts on internet intermediaries (MSI-NET) met on 29...
Strasbourg 27-28 September 2016
On 27 and 28 September 2016, the Committee of experts on Media Pluralism and Transparency of...
Strasbourg 16 September 2016
Freedom of expression and defamation A study of the case-law of the European Court of Human...
An international conference is bringing together in Strasbourg on 9 September some 200...
Strasbourg 1 June 2016
Following the publication today of a study on laws and practices of 47 member states on blocking,...
“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