16 Oct 2020 10:12:00Strasbourg 16 October 2020
To pay tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia and raise awareness about the dangers faced by...
16 Oct 2020 09:35:00Online 12 October 2020
Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe intervened...
12 Oct 2020 16:20:00
“A mission to inform: journalists at risk speak out”: a new book on the safety of journalists to be launched on 14 October 2020Strasbourg 12 October 2020
Undue pressures and harassment against journalists – often leading the limitation or even the...
11 Oct 2020 09:30:00Luxembourg 10 October 2020
On October 9th and 10th Radio ARA, the only independent radio station in Luxembourg, hosted an...
05 Oct 2020 12:39:00Strasbourg 5 October 2020
The Information Society Department of the Council of Europe has the pleasure to invite you to the...
Freedom of expression and information and freedom of the media are crucial for the functioning of a democratic society and continue to be so in times of crisis. In times of crisis media play a key role, also coupled with increased responsibility, in providing accurate, reliable information to the public, but also in preventing panic and fostering people’s understanding.
“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.
The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.”
Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights