20 June 2018
During a joint session held on 20 June, the Committee on Media and Information Society and the...
Strasbourg 18-21 June 2018
The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society held its 14th plenary meeting in...
Decriminalisation of defamation: Council of Europe guidance on proportionality of laws and conformity with human rights13 July 2018
Aware of the potential chilling effect of overprotective defamation laws on freedom of expression...
Skopje 10-11 July 2018
Within the scope of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression...
Strasbourg 11 July 2018
From 11 to 13 July, the Council of Europe brings together ministers and other high-ranking...
“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