Training for journalists in Montenegro: Freedom of Expression and Right to Privacy. Rights and responsibilities of journalists

Petrovac, Montenegro 13-14 October 2018
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Photo © Boris Pejovic

Photo © Boris Pejovic

In the framework of the joint EU/CoE Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, the Council of Europe and the Association of professional journalists of Montenegro have organized the Training for journalists: Freedom of Expression and Right to Privacy. Rights and responsibilities of journalists, held on 13-14 October, in Petrovac.

The aim of the activity was to raise awareness of journalists and media actors on Council of Europe standards in this field, on their relating rights, responsibilities and professional values and on responsible and credible journalism. Expert’s presentations included topics such: freedom of expression, right to privacy, defamation, internet and safety of journalists. The presentations were followed by lively discussions on case studies based on case law of the European Court of Human Rights, on the important role of journalists and reporters for a democratic society, on presented standards and on existent practice in the media sector.

The views expressed therein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.

Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights


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