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Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and DGI on Law on Media of Azerbaijan adopted

22 June 2022 Strasbourg

The Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and the Directorate General on Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe on the Law on Media of Azerbaijan has been adopted by the Venice Commission at the 131st Plenary Session on 17-18 June and published on 20 June 2022. The opinion...

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Training sessions for speaker-judges and judge candidates organised in Baku

31 January 2020 Baku

The Council of Europe organised two training sessions on “the Judiciary and the media” and “Council of Europe standards on gender equality and media freedom” for the speaker-judges and the judge candidates on 29-30 January 2020 in Baku in partnership with the Academy of Justice. The training...

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Workshop on “Media coverage of elections” organised in Baku

17 January 2020 Baku

The Council of Europe organised an information workshop on Media coverage of elections under its project “Reinforcing gender equality and other ethical standards in Azerbaijani media” in partnership with the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 16...

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The Council of Europe launches a new media project in Azerbaijan

6 November 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe organised a launching conference to present its new project on “Reinforcing gender equality and other ethical standards in Azerbaijani media” to national counterparts and international organisations on 6 November 2019 in Baku. It is a follow-up project of the previous CoE...

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Council of Europe brought together journalists from Southern region of Azerbaijan in Lankaran

20-21 June 2019 Lankaran

Two training sessions on gender equality and media for journalists and representatives of civil society were organised in Lankaran on 20-21 June 2019 within the framework of the Council of Europe project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the training sessions was...

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Closing conference to present the results of the Council of Europe Project "Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan"

19 June 2019 Baku

The Council of Europe organised a closing conference / round table on “Gender equality and media” to present the results of its project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” to the national stakeholders on 18 June 2019 in Baku. Ambassador Zoltan Hernyes, Head of the Council of Europe...

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Council of Europe brings together journalists from Aran region of Azerbaijan in Mingachevir

2 June 2019 Mingachevir

Two training sessions on gender equality and media for journalists and representatives of civil society were organised in Mingachevir on 30-31 May 2019 within the framework of the Council of Europe project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the training sessions...

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Recommendation on preventing and combating sexism is now available in Azerbaijani

27 May 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on preventing and combating sexism was adopted on 27 March 2019. The Recommendation includes the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism. The recommendation stresses that sexism is a manifestation...

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Conference on “Gender equality and media” organised in Baku

17 May 2019 Baku

The Council of Europe organised a conference on “Gender equality and media” under its project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” in partnership with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, the Ombudsman Office and the Azerbaijan Press Council on 13 May 2019 in...

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New rules of the Code of Ethics for Azerbaijani journalists presented in Shaki

26 April 2019 Shaki

Two information sessions on “Gender equality and media” were organized on 25-26 April 2019 in Shaki by the Council of Europe under its project "Gender Equality and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the information sessions was to present the Code of professional ethics for Azerbaijani...

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Baku State University Journalism Faculty approves curriculum on gender equality and media

1 April 2019 Baku

A new curriculum on “Gender equality and media freedom” has now found its way into the programme of studies for future Azerbaijani journalists. It was developed under the Council of Europe project “Gender equality and media freedom”. The curriculum is the joint work of an expert group which...

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Raising awareness activities on gender equality and media continue in the regions of Azerbaijan

14 March 2019 Guba

Two information sessions on “Gender equality and media” were organized on 12-13 March 2019 in Guba by the Council of Europe under its project "Gender Equality and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the information sessions was to present the Code of professional ethics for Azerbaijani...

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New rules of the Code of Ethics for Azerbaijani journalists presented in Ganja

27-28 February 2019 Ganja

Two information sessions on “Gender equality and media” were organized on 27-28 February 2019 in Ganja by the Council of Europe under its project "Gender Equality and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the information sessions was to present the Code of professional ethics for...

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New course on gender equality and media to be introduced at Azerbaijan's journalism faculties

22 February 2019 Baku

The Council of Europe Project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” organised a round table on “Gender equality and media” on 22 February 2019 in Baku. The Project presented the draft curriculum on “Gender equality and media freedom” to the discussion of journalism and law faculty...

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Azerbaijani journalists trained on Council of Europe standards on gender equality and media

26 January 2019 Baku

Three consecutive training sessions on "Gender equality and media" for journalists and students of journalism faculties were organised in Baku on 23-25 January 2019 within the CoE project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan”, in close cooperation with the State Committee on Family,...

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Local and international experts discussed the draft curricula on “Gender equality and media freedom” in Azerbaijan

6 December 2018 Baku

The Council of Europe Project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” organised its next round table on “Gender equality and media” on 5 December 2018 in Baku. The first aim of the event was to present the newly printed Code of Professional Ethics for Azerbaijani Journalists revised...

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Respect for gender equality becomes a principle of journalistic ethics in Azerbaijan

1 November 2018

On 1 November 2018 the Azerbaijan Press Council – the journalists’ self-regulatory body – adopted amendments to its Code of Professional Ethics. A new principle titled “Protection of the principle of gender equality and non-discrimination” was introduced. The Press Council is the first to provide...

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Handbook on the implementation of Recommendation on gender equality and media is available in Azerbaijani

1 November 2018

The Council of Europe's Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on gender equality and media was adopted in July 2013. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, recognising that media hold an "immense potential for social change", has called on its member states...

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Spreading gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan

18 October 2018

The media plays a significant role in shaping opinions, attitudes and mentalities. Integrating a gender equality perspective in this area is therefore a powerful tool to induce social changes. However, the presence of sexism and degrading images, and the way the media cover and treat issues of...

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The Code of Professional Ethics for Azerbaijani journalists will be amended from a gender equality perspective

3 October 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

On 3 October 2018 the Council of Europe Project “Gender Equality and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan” organised a round table on “Gender equality and media” to discuss the Code of Professional Ethics for Azerbaijani journalists revised from a gender equality perspective within the Project in Baku....

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