New Handbook on Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights

21 July 2017 Strasbourg

This handbook, authored by Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska, a human rights lawyer specialising in freedom of expression in Poland and central and eastern Europe, is produced by the Human Rights National Implementation Division of the Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law. It examines...

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Invitation to comment by 25 August

13 July 2017 Strasbourg

The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) invites comments from the public on two draft texts that were prepared by its sub-ordinate bodies and that are meant to be adopted by the Committee of Ministers in early 2018. The draft recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to...

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Georgian journalists discuss privacy issues with Council of Europe experts

13 July 2017 Kakheti region, Georgia

Over 20 journalists and media professionals attended a training seminar on Privacy and Media Coverage on 8 and 9 July in Kakheti region (Georgia). After a presentation of the international and the national legal frameworks on privacy and data protection, concrete case examples prepared by Council...

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Dinner-debate on the reform of the legal framework governing the audio-visual sector in Tunisia

5 July 2017 Tunis

On the 1st of June 2017, the Council of Europe organised a dinner-debate in Tunis which brought together Tunisian parliamentarians, a representative of the Ministry in charge of constitutional bodies, civil society and Human rights, members of the media regulatory body in Tunisia (High...

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Addressing Disinformation in Europe - First Draft Partner Network Meeting in Strasbourg on 3rd of July, 2017

24 June 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe attaches high priority to the possible impacts of ‘fake news’ on European societies and to identifying effective ways of countering the phenomenon. To this end it supports the organisation of the First Draft European Partner Network Meeting in Strasbourg on the 3rd of July....

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Training for lawyers “Freedom of expression: Defamation”

22-23 June 2017 Ohrid

Under the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a two-day event for lawyers and young legal professionals took place on...

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IFEX – new observer to the CDMSI

27 June 2017 Strasbourg

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...

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12th meeting of the CDMSI: pluralism of media and transparency of media ownership and internet intermediaries

19 June 2017 Strasbourg

The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) will hold its 12th meeting from 20 to 23 June 2017 in Strasbourg. Its main focus will be the preparation of two standard setting documents, respectively on pluralism of media and transparency of media ownership and on internet...

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

24 May 2017 Strasbourg

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...

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Council of Europe Thematic Workshop

WSIS Forum 2017 Challenges and opportunities for journalism online

18 May 2017 Strasbourg

Friday, 12:45 – 14:00 Room C1, ITU Tower Thematic Workshop The Council of Europe is organising a thematic workshop “Challenges and opportunities for journalism online” which will take place during the forthcoming WSIS forum on the 16th June in Geneva. The workshop will focus primarily on the...

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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