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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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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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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A series of trainings on freedom of expression and privacy for journalists in the regions of Azerbaijan

18 - 21 April Azerbaijan

Three training sessions on freedom of expression and privacy for journalists and representatives of civil society were organised in three regions of Azerbaijan (Ganja, Shamkir and Tovuz) on 18-21 April 2017 within the framework of the joint EU/CoE project “Freedom of expression and media freedom”...

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Training of journalists on Freedom of Expression, Right to Privacy and Media Ethics

5-6 April 2017 Vrdnik, Serbia

Representatives of media outlets included a cross section of journalists ranging from the leading national broadcaster Radio television Serbia, news agencies Beta and Fonet and important national print media like Politika, Danas, Vreme and Newsweek. Additionally influential online portals...

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Study visit of Azerbaijani journalists

22-23 March 2017 Strasbourg

On 22-23 March 2017 a study visit of a group of Azerbaijani media professionals was organised in Strasbourg within the framework of the joint CoE/EU PCF Project “Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan”. The main aim of the study visit was to raise participants’ awareness on...

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Trainings for members of the Georgian National Communications Commission

12-13 March & 19-20 March 2017 Georgia

Within the framework of the EU-funded project “Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media” the Council of Europe (CoE) in cooperation with the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) organised two trainings for GNCC representatives on CoE and ECHR standards related...

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10th anniversary of their Memorandum of Understanding

15 March 2017 Strasbourg

The European Union and the Council of Europe share a mutual commitment to human rights, the rule of law and democracy - 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of their Memorandum of Understanding. With Europe facing many challenges – populism, extremism, terrorism, xenophobia, the refugee crisis – the...

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Annual Meeting of the Regional Network of Self-regulatory Bodies

2-3 March 2017 Chisinau

Within the framework of the CoE/EU project “Promote professional and responsible journalism by supporting the regional network of self-regulatory bodies” the Council of Europe organised the Annual Meeting of the Regional Network of Self-regulatory Bodies. The event was attended by representatives...

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Training of Trainers on application of standards of article 10 of the ECHR, Freedom of expression

Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe

21 February 2017 Mostar

Within the framework of the Regional Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertize on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe” (JUFREX), implemented by the Council of Europe and co-financed by the European Union, a four-day Training of Trainers on application of Article 10 standards of...

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Registration for the Council of Europe course “Access to public information: from A to Z” is open

headline 18 February 2016 Strasbourg

Registration for the online course “Access to Public Information: from A to Z” is open now at the Prometheus web platform. The course was developed with the support of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening freedom of media and establishing a Public broadcasting system in Ukraine", in...

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Training of Trainers course on Freedom of Expression for Judges, Lawyers and Prosecutors, held in Albania

14-17 February 2017 Vlora

For four days, 14-17 February in Vlora, Albania, a group of judges, prosecutors and lawyers underwent an intensive training of trainers course on Freedom of Expression to enhance the interpretation of the national legislation relating to freedom of expression in accordance with European standards...

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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