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A series of trainings on freedom of expression and privacy for journalists in the regions of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan 18 - 21 April
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A series of trainings on freedom of expression and privacy for journalists in the regions of Azerbaijan

Three training sessions on freedom of expression and privacy for journalists and representatives of civil society were organised in three regions of Azerbaijan (Ganja, Shamkir and Tovuz) on 18-21 April 2017 within the framework of the joint EU/CoE project “Freedom of expression and media freedom” and in close cooperation with the Azerbaijani Press Council.

The main aim of the trainings was to raise journalists’ and civil society representatives’ awareness on European standards on freedom of expression and the right to privacy and to give the floor to open discussions. The training sessions were conducted by experienced local experts, who made presentations on Council of Europe and European Court of Human Rights standards on freedom of expression and the right to privacy, journalism ethics in the context of freedom of expression and privacy, including some aspects of Azerbaijani legislation on freedom of expression and privacy issues.

About 90 journalists and representatives of civil society from the regions were trained on Council of Europe standards on freedom of expression and the right to privacy and took an active part in discussions.

 


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Assistance and co-operation are instrumental in promoting the implementation of the Council of Europe standards in the fields of freedom of expression and information and media freedom, both online and offline.

Our aim is to foster an enabling environment for freedom of expression in the Council of Europe Member States and more recently in the Southern Mediterranean Region taking into account the challenges of a changing media environment. We do this by providing human rights expertise and assistance to media and new-media actors, as well as guidance to governments and regulatory authorities in target countries.

In 2014-2015, more than 280 events were organised and 6000 people trained by the Council of Europe with an overall budget of around 7 million euros.

 

 Brief overview of the Council of Europe cooperation projects to enhance freedom of expression in Europe and beyond