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Bar Association of Albania enlarges the pool of local trainers in freedom of expression and the media

28 September 2021 Strasbourg

11 lawyers of the Bar Association of Albania participated and successfully accomplished the training on the European standards on freedom of expression and the media as set by European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and related caselaw. They will enlarge the pool of certified local trainers...

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The role of the media regulatory authorities in the Western Balkans in the new media paradigms

14 September 2021 Budva

In order to discuss and exchange views on the role of the media regulatory authorities in the new media paradigms, a Regional Conference was organised with the participation of media regulatory authorities from the region. This Conference allowed regulators from the region to share their...

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New online course on Protection and Safety of Journalists is now available in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian

19 April 2021 Strasbourg

The course was developed by the Council of Europe Information Society Department, in cooperation with HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) within the framework of the action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX 2)” implemented...

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Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists: factsheets available in Albanian and Serbian

25 March 2021 Strasbourg

The right of journalists not to disclose their sources and the right to access, receive and impart information are key prerequisites for freedom of the press and freedom of expression. Take a look at our factsheets now translated in Albanian and Serbian and find out more on important Council of...

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International and domestic mechanisms and resources for the protection of journalists shared with Albanian reporters

10 March 2021 Tirana

Albanian journalists get acquainted with international and domestic mechanisms and other resources for their protection. This activity was organised by the Albanian Media Council with the support of the EU and Council of Europe joint action on "Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in...

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Supporting Albanian legal professionals in addressing their training needs on freedom of expression standards

16 December 2020 TIrana

Representatives of the High Judicial Council (HJC), High Prosecutorial Council (HPC), School of Magistrates (SoM) as well as media magistrates, local and international experts on freedom of expression attended an online session organised by the School of Magistrates with the support of the...

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Students of Tirana University are trained in European Standards on Freedom of Expression and the Media

3 December 2020 Tirana

Students of Faculty of Law and Journalism of Tirana University are trained in European standards on freedom of expression and the media With the support from a grant from Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania (JUFREX 2), a joint project of EU and Council of Europe in the...

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Hands on Training on Cases of Freedom of Expression for Students of Legal Clinic of Tirana University

16 November 2020 Tirana

A group of students from the Legal Clinic of the Faculty of Law of Tirana University analysed facts of real cases related to issues of freedom of expression under the guidance of Res Publica and Council of Europe experts. Students learned how to differentiate between facts and opinions, apply...

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JUFREX 2: Albania Supports the Bar Association of Albania in Training Lawyers in Protection of Journalists

30 October 2020 Tirana

Protection and safety of journalists remains a key concern for the European Union and Council of Europe. In this context the EU and CoE joint Action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania” in collaboration with the Bar Association. With a purpose to raise the capacities and...

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Albanian Alliance for Ethical Media Establish Self-Regulation Mechanisms

1 October 2020 Tirana

With the purpose of actively engaging media, particularly online, to abide by the journalistic Code of Ethics in February 2020 in Albania the Alliance for Ethical Media was established. Furthering its commitment to improve the media ethics environment in Albania, JUFREX 2, a joint CoE/EU Project...

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Support to freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Albania: Grant agreements signed with Albanian partners

19 May 2020 Strasbourg

The joint CoE/EU Project “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania (JUFREX 2)” has reached a commitment of collaborating through grants with four Albanian partners: the School of Magistrates, the Bar Association, the Albanian Media Council and Res Publica. The Action under the...

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Council of Europe and European Union further their support for freedom of expression and media in Albania

22 October 2019 Tirana

Promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of the media will continue to be in the focus of the Council of Europe and European Union during the 2nd Phase of the jointly supported Horizontal Facility Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania (JUFREX II)”. The first...

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Study visit to the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights for lawyers of the South-East Europe region

23 April 2019 Strasbourg

Within the scope of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a study visit to the CoE and the ECtHR for lawyers from...

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Roundtable on best practices related to handling complaints pertaining to Transmission Code violations

6 March 2019 Tirana

In an effort to encourage self-regulation by audio-visual media operators in the country, the Albanian Audi-Visual Media Authority (AMA) organised a roundtable discussion with the recently founded Complaints’ Councils by media operators for the purpose of enabling their organisations to handle...

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Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and hate speech on the Internet

6 December 2018 Vlore

The joint project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, in close cooperation with the Albanian Bar Association, organised a training...

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Protection of privacy in the context of freedom of expression and the media - Training for lawyers

26 November 2018 Tirana

The Bar Association of Albania organized a training for its members on data privacy in the context of freedom of the media. National jurisprudence as the European Court’s of Human Rights (ECtHR) cases were used to explain national legislation and the standards set by the Court. A small moot court...

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Training for journalists in Albania: Privacy and Media Coverage; New Challenges Regarding Ethical Standards for Young Journalists

7-8 November 2018 Vlore, Albania

The Albanian Media Council (AMC) organized a two-day training on privacy in media coverage, rights and responsibilities of journalists based on the local legal framework and the journalistic Code of Ethics. The activity took place in Vlore, Albania on November 7-8, 2018. The journalists were...

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Scientific Conference on Challenges of Implementing European Standards of Freedom of Expression in the Albanian Context organised in Tirana

5 October 2018 Tirana

The Albanian School of Magistrates organized its annual conference on freedom of expression issues. Entitled “Challenges of Implementing European Standards of Freedom of Expression in the Albanian Context”, the conference engaged attending judges and prosecutors in a discussion on how Albanian...

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Interprofessional roundtable discussion between the judiciary and media professionals intends to lay the ground for better court reporting

27 June 2018 Tirana

Changes to the law on judicial reform in Albania have designated a new role to be created at every court and prosecutor's office called the magistrate for the press, a function that will be exercised by or under the supervision of a judge or prosecutor appointed for public relations. The School...

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Albanian journalists sound the alarm on copyright issues at a roundtable discussion entitled “Copyright, not the right to copy”

25 June 2018 Tirana

The Albanian Media Council organized a roundtable on "Copyright, not the right to copy" in Tirana on 25 June 2018 focusing on media copyright issues, especially online. The activity aimed at fostering discussions over the challenges faced by Albanian journalists regarding copyright and...

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

 

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