12 Apr 2021 19:32:00
The thematic training on access to information and freedom of expression on internet for judges and prosecutorsPristina 9 April 2021
The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo (JUFREX2) in...
12 Apr 2021 19:28:00Pristina 9 April 2021
The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media (JUFREX) organised the...
07 Apr 2021 14:19:00
Committee of Experts on Media Environment and Reform (MSI-REF) held its third meeting via videoconferenceStrasbourg 6 April 2021
On 31 March - 1 April, the Committee of Experts on Media Environment and Reform (MSI-REF) held...
29 Mar 2021 14:33:00
The second edition of the online course on Freedom of expression is now available in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and SerbianStrasbourg 29 March 2021
The course, initially developed in 2016 by joint European Union and Council of Europe project,...
25 Mar 2021 12:49:00
Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists: factsheets available in Albanian and SerbianStrasbourg 25 March 2021
The right of journalists not to disclose their sources and the right to access, receive and...
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