Roles and Responsibilities of Internet Intermediaries: the Council of Europe has developed human rights-based guidelines15 August 2018
Internet intermediaries play an increasingly important role in modern societies. Their actions...
Partnership with Internet Companies: the Council of Europe enhances shared commitment to protect Human Rights online8 August 2018
The fast pace of technological change and the cross-border nature of internet services present...
The Council of Europe Recommendation on Media Pluralism and Transparency of Media Ownership is now available in Macedonian and Albanian languages1 August 2018
The Recommendation encourages member states to support quality independent and investigative...
Council of Europe promotes sound Governance for Public Service Media to uphold Freedom of Expression1 August 2018
The Council of Europe recognises the important role of public service media in upholding the...
Algorithms: Council of Europe expert study analyses impact of automated Data-Processing on Human Rights25 July 2018
The use of automated data-processing techniques raises challenges not only for the specific...
“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.
The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.”
Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights