National internet Governance Forum 2017 in Georgia

18 September 2017 Tbilisi

Within the EU funded project “CoE/EU Program “Protecting Internet Freedom through Legislation and Arrangements for Multi-stakeholder Dialogue” the Council of Europe (CoE)” in cooperation with the national and international partners such as the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Developments,...

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Kick-off meeting - media sector inquiry, Montenegro

12 September 2017 Podgorica

In the presence of Mr. Aleksandar Andrija Pejović, Minister, Ministry of European Affairs, Montenegro, and H.E. Ambassador Aivo Orav, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, more than 80 participants from Ministers, journalists and media actors took part to the kick off meeting of...

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Protecting internet freedom through legislation and arrangements for multi-stakeholders dialogue

8 September 2017 Strasbourg

Within the EU funded project CoE/EU Program “Protecting Internet Freedom through Legislation and Arrangements for Multi-stakeholder Dialogue” the Council of Europe (CoE) in cooperation with the national and internet partners such as the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Developments, Georgian...

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Internet Freedom Conference 2017

6 September 2017 Strasbourg

Building on the impetus given by the 2016 Conference “Internet Freedom: a constant factor of democratic security in Europe”...

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Balkan School on Internet Governance

21-25 August 2017 Jahorina

25 representatives of the civil society, academia, technical community, private sector, media and the government from across the South-Eastern Europe attended the first edition of the Balkan School of Internet Governance held in Jahorina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on the 21-25 August 2017. Initiated by...

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Safety of journalists - addressing challenges

26 August 2017 Strasbourg

In many countries journalists and other media actors are facing censorship, political and economic pressure, intimidation, job insecurity, abusive use of defamation laws as well as physical attacks. These offences are often committed in a context of impunity, which has a chilling effect on media...

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Internet governance: fostering multi-stakeholder dialogue

14 August 2017 Strasbourg

Internet provides a space of freedom, facilitating the exercise and enjoyment of fundamental rights, participatory and democratic processes, and social and commercial activities. In order to ensure a sustainable, people-centred and rights-based approach to the internet, the Council of Europe...

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Council of Europe focus on Media Freedom

5 August 2017 Strasbourg

The rights to freedom of expression and freedom of the media as protected by Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights are pillars of democratic security in Europe. The Council of Europe promotes an enabling environment for freedom of expression, underpinned by legal guarantees for...

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Training seminar on Internet and Human Rights for journalists in Baku

15 July 2017 Baku

One-day training seminar on Internet and Human Rights within the framework of the Council of Europe / European Union Joint Project “Freedom of expression and media freedom in Azerbaijan”, implemented under the CoE / EU Programme Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) took place on 19 July 2017...

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Media Regulatory Authorities and Hate Speech

24 July 2017 Strasbourg

A new publication ”Media regulatory authorities and hate speech” was launched in in July 2017. It is addressed to media professionals, civil servants dealing with media and human rights, judges, prosecutors and human rights defenders, civil society and academia. Aiming at promoting freedom of...

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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