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IFEX – new observer to the CDMSI

Strasbourg 27 June 2017
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IFEX – new observer to the CDMSI

The Steering committee on media and information society held its 12th meeting in Strasbourg from 20 to 23 June 2017. It granted observer status to IFEX, the network of NGOs defenders of freedom of expression.

The other highlights of the work of this session were in-depth discussions and comments on two draft CM recommendations, respectively on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership, and on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries. The aim is for both drafts to be finalised and approved at the 13th meeting in December.

Freedom of expression Freedom of expression

“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

Freedom of expression by Nicolas Vadot Freedom of expression by Nicolas Vadot

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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