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International Colloquium: The role of media actors in confronting terrorism, 19 June 2017

Strasbourg 24 May 2017
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International Colloquium: The role of media actors in confronting terrorism, 19 June 2017

On 19 June 2017 the Council of Europe is organising a “Colloquium on the role of media actors in confronting terrorism” in Strasbourg, at the Council of Europe, Agora building, Room G1.

The Colloquium will bring together media actors and other relevant stakeholders, such as audio-visual regulatory bodies, media self-regulatory bodies, government representatives, civil society representatives and academics to look at:

  • Dilemmas and challenges faced by media professionals covering terrorist acts and threats in today’s changing media environment
  • Use of digital media and platforms and the role of internet actors
  • Regulation/co-regulation/self-regulation responses in such difficult contexts which protect the right to freedom of expression and media freedoms and other fundamental rights

Registration deadline: To take part in the works of the colloquium please register by sending an e-mail here by 9 June 2017.


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The Media and Internet division of the Council of Europe is a reference point within the broad area of the work accomplished by different Council of Europe bodies on freedom of expression and media. The division also ensures the work of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI).

The Media and Internet division issues publications on relevant topics and organises activities, such as conferences, seminars and other events to foster discussions on how to best preserve freedom of expression and information in Europe. It also ensures co-operation activities by offering expertise and assistance on Council of Europe standards to media and new-media actors, as well as guidance to governments and regulatory authorities in target countries. The aim is to foster an enabling environment for freedom of expression by taking into account the challenges of a changing media landscape.

The division works with various subjects under freedom of expression, such as protection of journalism and safety of journalists, decriminalisation of defamation, gender equality in the media, countering hate speech.

Article 10 European Convention on Human Rights

Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) is at the core of the Council of Europe’s system for the protection of the right to freedom of expression. Principles regarding freedom of expression are further established by the European Court of Human Rights’ case law, which is steadily growing.

Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (updated July 2015) contains summaries of over 240 judgments or decisions by the Court and provides hyperlinks to the full text of each of the summarised judgments or decisions (via HUDOC, the Court’s online case-law database.)

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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