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Council of Europe Office in Georgia

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Training Seminar on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Tbilisi, 05.07.2012 – On 5 July 2012 a training seminar on Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights will be held at the hotel Betsy’s, Tbilisi. The event is organised in the framework of the European Union - Council of Europe Joint Programme «Promoting Freedom, Professionalism and Pluralism of the Media in the South Caucasus and Moldova 2011-2012». Lawyers working in the media, as well as journalists will participate in the meeting. The seminar will be held by Dovydas Vitkauskas, consultant invited by the Council of Europe, who is a former lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights and at present a consultant at the British organisation Justice, Human Rights, Good Governance. 

Among the topics are general issues as the role of Article 10 in the Convention system, balance between the right to privacy and freedom of expression, as well as more specific ones about the proportionality of inteference, the protection of journalistic sources, value judgments and statements of fact, the scale of protection afforded depending on the area of expression etc. 

Several non-governmental organisations like Georgian Young Lawyers Association, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information and Civic Development Institute will also take part in the event.  

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