Council of Europe
Azerbaijan phase II
Monitoring of elections in Ukraine
Bosnia and Herzegovina
European Convention on Human Rights
Committee of Ministers
Commissioner for Human Rights
Guidelines, Media in times of crisis
Converging media - convergent regulators
Our main goal is to promote freedom of expression and information and freedom of the media in line with the Council of Europe standards. These standards – conventions, recommendations, declarations, guidelines, etc. – are based on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. Our co-operation activities in the media field include legal expertise, training programmes, seminars, conferences and other events with the participation mainly of public officials, media professionals and civil society. The implications of new communication technologies are also explored.
In the field of media and freedom of expression, four cooperation projects with external funding have been successfully accomplished from 30 September 2012 to 31 December 2013. Four cooperation projects with external funding are currently underway. The results of this extensive work (approximately 100 activities organised throughout the year 2013) are significant. Our work in the field of media freedom and expression included a very broad range of activities such as legal expertise, training programmes, seminars, conferences and other events with the participation mainly of public officials, media professionals and civil society. We constantly look for links and synergies between our various projects. The best practices and the results achieved in one place are constantly shared with others through bilateral and regional networking.
Conference "From state broadcasting to
Public Service Media"
media coverage of the May 2014 presidential election in Ukraine
Regional conference on "Role and importance
of PSB in building a democratic society"
Seminar on Safety of Journalists
Regional conference on "Indicators for
Independence of Media Regulatory Bodies"
Cooperation activities with Hungary in the
Hungarian media legislation
[25 July 2013, Strasbourg] Implementation of the law ruling the selection process of a new President of the National Media and Infocommunication Authority / Media Council in accordance with Council of Europe standards
See the text
Living together: Council of
Europe Conference (17-18 November 2011,
Sarajevo, Bosnia and
a fair media coverage of the election campaign in Tunisia
network of press councils established
Regional meeting of media self-regulatory bodies (9-10 June 2011, Chisinau, Moldova)
[27 April 2011, Strasbourg] Media professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine will meet to explore the possibilities for creating an informal network of self-regulatory bodies in the region. The meeting will bring together representatives of media self-regulatory bodies such as press councils, as well as journalists and media experts. The meeting is co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and is organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Press Council of Moldova.
Regional conference on "Freedom of expression to the test of democratic evolutions in Central and Eastern Europe: myth or reality" (30-31 May 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria)
[19 April 2011, Strasbourg] The International Organisation of the Francophonie is organising in partnership with the Council of Europe and the Robert Schuman Foundation a regional conference on “Freedom of expression to the test of democratic evolutions in Central and Eastern Europe: myth or reality", to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 30 to 31 May 2011. The aim of the event will be to discuss good and bad practices, to exchange experiences and to identify new approaches for guaranteeing media freedom.
Agenda (French version only)
Note (French version only)
Moldovan Journalists adopt a New Code of Ethics
At a national conference on
3 May 2011 in Chisinau, Moldova,
85 mass media outlets and
associations adopted a new Code
of Ethics of the Moldovan
Journalists and committed to
observe the principles
prescribed by it. The compliance
with the Code will be monitored
by the Moldovan Press Council,
which also mediates in case of
complaints by the public and
provides remedies for unethical
conduct by journalists.