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Kick-off event of an online course for legal professionals on freedom of expression in Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 September 2021 Online

First online course for legal professionals on freedom of expression, that will be tutored by Council of Europe expert and judge at the Supreme Court of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Svjetlana Milišić Veličkovski, is now available for 15 participants – judges and prosecutors from Bosnia...

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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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Multidisciplinary webinar on the topic of intersection of responsible journalism and free access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina

16 March 2021 Online

A multidisciplinary seminar on the topic of intersection of responsible journalism and free access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on 4 March 2021 in a webinar format. The goal of the event was to open the dialogue between media professionals, judiciary and government officials...

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Cascade training on hate speech for judges and prosecutors of Republika Srpska

14 December 2020 Strasbourg

Cascade training on hate speech for the judiciary and police members of Republika Srpska gathered 15 participants. Training on criminal-law aspects of hate speech has been conducted through the discussion on international framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a two-track approach of the European...

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Cascade training on defamation for judges and prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

14 December 2020 Strasbourg

Judges and prosecutors from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), participated in a cascade training on the application of the The Law on Protection against Defamation in the judiciary system. The participants were trained on defamation through the case-law of the European Court of Human...

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Cascade training on whistleblowers’ protection for judges and prosecutors of Republika Srpska

20 November 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Judges and prosecutors from Republika Srpska participated in a cascade training on the protection of whistleblowers and on defamation on 12 and 13 November 2020. The training tackled both the regulatory framework of European Union and the Council of Europe and the domestic legislation, together...

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Inter-professional webinar on Regulation and self-regulation and Hate speech

19 November 2020 Online

A two-part inter-professional seminar on Mediation of self-regulatory and regulatory body before the court proceedings and on Hate speech was held on 5 and 6 November in a webinar format and has gathered the media professionals and representatives of the judiciary. Among the goals of the webinar...

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Cascade training on defamation for judges and prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 and 2 October 2020 Teslic

Judges and prosecutors from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), participated in a cascade training on the application of the Law on Protection against Defamation in the judiciary system. The participants were trained on defamation and defamation laws through case studies, the case-law of...

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Training of trainers on freedom of expression for judges and prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

23 September 2020 Strasbourg

Judges and prosecutors from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), participated in a training of trainers on the right to freedom of expression and the application of the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the judiciary system. The participants were trained on...

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Cascade training on freedom of expression for lawyers of Republika Srpska

16 September 2020 Strasbourg

Lawyers who are working in different parts of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, participated in a cascade training on the right to freedom of expression and the application of the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the judiciary system. The goal of the seminar...

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Cascade training on freedom of expression for judges and prosecutors in Republika Srpska

9 September 2020 Banja Luka

20 judges and prosecutors participated in a cascade training on the right to freedom of expression and the application of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the judiciary system. This seminar was the first one organised combining online and offline participation. On...

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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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JUFREX Closing Conference

5 April 2019 Sarajevo

On 5 April 2019, the Final Conference of the Joint Programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” took place in Sarajevo. “This year Council of Europe marks 70 anniversary of its work...

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Press councils and judiciary of SEE discuss self-regulation in a UNESCO and Council of Europe meeting

8-9 February 2019 Belgrade

The meeting was organized by the Press Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a part of the EU-funded Projects “Building trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey” implemented by UNESCO and the programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East...

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Training of trainers on application of Article 10 on freedom of expression in BiH judiciary

Training of trainers for judges and prosecutors in Republika Srpska

2-3 February 2019 Teslic

20 judges and prosecutors, working in different cities and on different levels of judiciary in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovian (BiH), participated in a training of trainers on application of Article 10 on freedom of expression in the national judiciary system. Alongside the discussion on...

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Final conference on JUFREX project cooperation with BiH Association of Journalists

31 January 2019 Sarajevo

On 30 January 2019, at the hotel “Europe” in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in a partnership with BiH Association of Journalists the final conference on JUFREX project cooperation with the Association was organized. The conference summarized the cooperation of JUFREX team of the Council...

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Training of Trainers on Application of the Article 10 on Freedom of Expression in BiH judiciary

Seminar for Lawyers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 and 23 January 2019 Zenica

A training of trainers on the topic of Application of the Article 10 on Freedom of Expression in BiH judiciary, was held in Zenica, BiH, on 22 and 23 January 2019. 16 Lawyers from the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are members of both Bar Associations (of Federation of BiH and of Republika...

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Work meeting on Protection of Minors

14 December 2018 Sarajevo

On Friday, 14 December 2018, a work meeting of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Heregovina (BiH) and their licensees on Protection of Minors, was held in the hotel Courtyard Marriot in Sarajevo. The representatives of radio and TV stations discussed the new TV promotional video...

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Cascade training for judges and prosecutors on libel and hate speech

15-16 November 2018 Teslić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

At the two-day cascade training, organized by the Centre for Education of Judges and Prosecutors of Republika Srpska, held on 15-16 November 2018, the main topics were defamation and hate speech off and online from the perspective of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as from the local...

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JUFREX Interprofessional seminar for the representatives of judiciary and the media in BiH: Ethical reporting on judiciary and investigations

29-30 October 2018 Međugorje, BiH

Protection of integrity of judiciary institutions and their independence, through the promotion of media reporting during the court processes and prosecution investigations; improvement of cooperation, relationships and transparency between journalists and the media and the judiciary institutions...

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Promotion of Lexicon of Judiciary and Media Terms in Bosnia and Herzegovina

25 October 2018

A lexicon of Judiciary and Media Terms in Bosnia and Herzegovina, by the author Dario Novalic, created with the financial support of a joint EU and Council of Europe project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, was promoted today...

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Interprofessional seminar for the representatives of judiciary and the media in BiH: Freedom of expression and protection of right to privacy online

25 & 26 October 2018 Sarajevo, BiH

Freedom of expression online and the protection of right to privacy online are the topics in focus of the interprofessional seminar, held on 25 and 26 October in Sarajevo. Dirk Voorhoof, professor of media rights and the expert of the Council of Europe for freedom of expression, presented a few...

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JUFREX inter-professional seminar: Mediation in support of freedom of expression - Media regulation and self-regulation before the court

22 June 2018 Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mediation of the self-regulatory and regulatory body before the court proceeding is still an inadequately utilised potential in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s legal framework, in terms of protection of freedom of expression, especially in libel and defamation cases. Enhancement of the mediation and...

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Seminar on Article 10 of ECHR in Konjic: Freedom of Expression in local courts of BiH 

22-23 February 2018 Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ”This is the famous quote of George Orwell, used by Svjetlana Milišić-Veličkovski, the Judge of the Cantonal Court Sarajevo and JUFREX certified trainer on Article 10 ECHR, as an oppening line for...

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Inter-professional seminar on protection of journalists and freedom of expression through an efficient judiciary in Mostar

23 - 24 February 2017 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Attacks and threats that journalists in BiH are faced with are a serious threats to freedom of expression. In order to improve the security of journalists, investigations of the attacks as well as judicial procedures should be more efficient. How to accomplish it was the key question the...

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Defamation and Journalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

10 February 2018 Trebevic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Inter-professional seminar for the media and judiciary actors, within the framework of joint program of EU and Council of Europe, “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South East Europe” (JUFREX), took place on 10th and 11th of February 2018, on...

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Ethical Standards and Freedom of Expression: Free and Responsible Journalism and Good Judicial Practice

25 and 26 of January 2018 Sarajevo

The first inter-professional seminar for the media and judiciary actors, within the framework of joint program of EU and Council of Europe, “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South East Europe” (JUFREX), took place on 25th and 26th of January...

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Balkan School on Internet Governance

21-25 August 2017 Jahorina

25 representatives of the civil society, academia, technical community, private sector, media and the government from across the South-Eastern Europe attended the first edition of the Balkan School of Internet Governance held in Jahorina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on the 21-25 August 2017. Initiated by...

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Conference on the future of Bosnian public broadcaster

7 June 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe will co-organise the upcoming conference in the offices of national broadcaster of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 13th June. The conference will focus on the need of media law reform and securing adequate and sustainable funding in order to ensure the existence of Public Service...

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Training of Trainers on application of standards of article 10 of the ECHR, Freedom of expression

Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe

21 February 2017 Mostar

Within the framework of the Regional Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertize on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe” (JUFREX), implemented by the Council of Europe and co-financed by the European Union, a four-day Training of Trainers on application of Article 10 standards of...

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Advancing application of standards of the European Convention on Human Rights by the judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina

14 February 2017 Sarajevo

Meeting of H.E. Ambassador Stefánek with Mr. Murtezić, Director of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Centre in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina H.E. Ambassador Stefánek met today with Mr. Murtezić, Director of the Centre for Education of Judges and Prosecutors in Federation of Bosnia...

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“Promoting freedom of expression and information and freedom of the media in South-East Europe”

Between September 2013 and August 2015, the Council of Europe implemented a project aimed at developing legal and institutional guarantees for freedom of expression, higher quality journalism, and a pluralistic media landscape in line with Council of Europe standards in South-East Europe...

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Regional Conference "The role and importance of the Public Broadcasting Service in building a democratic society"

30/05/2014 Strasbourg

The aim of the Regional Conference was to gather representatives of the Public Broadcasting Services, relevant Ministries, regulatory authorities and non-governmental organisations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo¹...

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Regional conference on "Indicators for Independence of Media Regulatory Bodies"

10/03/2014 Strasbourg

A regional conference on “Indicators for Independence of Media Regulatory Bodies” was organised on 6 to 7 March 2014 in Tirana, Albania. The Conference brought together representatives of the regulatory authorities in the field of media, relevant Ministries, Parliamentary Committees and...

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Living together: Council of Europe Conference (17-18 November 2011, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

27/10/2011 Strasbourg

A major event, a conference to be opened by the Minister of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is entitled “Living together: conference on combating hate speech in South-Eastern Europe” and it will address the issue of hate speech in the media in some of the Council of Europe member states...

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

 

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