Within the joint European Union / Council of Europe programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)", and in the cooperation with the Faculty of Political Science, the Council of Europe has organised a lecture: “The Freedom of Expression – Rights and Responsibilities of Journalists in line with the European Convention on Human Rights“, held on 5 November, in Podgorica.
The Council of Europe expert, Cesare Pitea, held a lecture to the first-year students on this topic. He stated that everyone has the right to freedom of expression, emphasising that “there is no progress in a democratic society without the freedom of speech“. Mr Pitea reminded the future journalists of the duties imposed by their profession in terms of respect for professional and ethical standards. He highlighted that journalists have to adhere to the laws, while their reporting should be based on verified and reliable sources.
This lecture is one in a range of lectures organised within the cooperation of the Faculty of Political Science and JUFREX Programme.