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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Turning point for media freedom in Europe

18-19 May 2017 Bucharest

Patrick Penninckx, the Head of the Council of Europe Information Society Department, delivered a key note speech at the annual meeting of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) held on 18-19 May in Bucharest, Romania. He described the current situation as a “turning point for media freedom”...

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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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Discussion of the draft curricula on “Journalism ethics” and “Media and Freedom of Expression” in Baku

12 May 2017 Baku

A roundtable took place on 12 May 2017 in Baku in order to discuss the draft curricula on two courses: “Journalism ethics” and “Media and freedom of expression”, which have been developed by local experts within the framework of the joint EU/CoE project “Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom in...

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Regional training of trainers: freedom of expression - methodology

25-26 April 2017 Durres

A regional follow-up to ToT sessions conducted in the six countries/locations took place on 25-26 April 2017, in Durres, Albania. The event gathered the most successful participants from all the 6 ToTs, in order to provide a forum for exchange on their upcoming task of conducting training...

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3 May – World Press Freedom Day

3 May 2017 Strasbourg

Launched by the United Nations in December 1993, the World Press Freedom Day became the internationally recognised instance to reassess the significance of free media for a democratic society. It is a date to encourage and develop initiatives in favour of press freedom, and to assess the state of...

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Signing of the Grant Agreement in Podgorica, Montenegro (JUFREX)

27 April 2017 Podgorica

Signing of the Grant Agreement between the European Union and the Council of Europe joint programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)" and the Centre for training in judiciary and state prosecution service, Montenegro took place...

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11th meeting of the Bureau of the CDMSI

28 April 2017 Strasbourg

The Bureau of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) met in Strasbourg on 11 and 12 May 2017. CDMSI Bureau worked on preparation of the 12th meeting of the CDMSI (20-23 June). Its main focus was the two draft recommendations, respectively on pluralism of media and...

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Grant Agreement with the Judicial Academy of Republic of Serbia signed

21 April 2017 Belgrade

On Friday, 21 April, the signing ceremony of the Grant Agreement between the JUFREX and the Judicial Academy of Republic of Serbia was convened in Belgrade. The Grant Agreement was signed by Tim Cartwright, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade and Nenad Vujic, Director of the Judicial...

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Workshop on the portrayal of women in the media in Morocco

20 April 2017 Casablanca

The Council of Europe organised a workshop on 20 April 2017 in Casablanca to facilitate discussion between media professionals, civil society and academics on the portrayal of women in the media in Morocco. The event brought together around 30 participants to exchange perspectives and views on...

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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