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Training seminar on Internet and Human Rights for journalists in Baku

Baku 15 July 2017
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Training seminar on Internet and Human Rights for journalists in Baku

One-day training seminar on Internet and Human Rights within the framework of the Council of Europe / European Union Joint Project  “Freedom of expression and media freedom in Azerbaijan”, implemented  under the CoE / EU Programme Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) took place on 19 July 2017 in Baku.

The training seminar  was organized in close cooperation with the Azerbaijani Press Council and Azerbaijan Internet Forum. The main aim of the training was to raise awareness on the Council of Europe standards on human rights protection on the Internet among journalists and media professionals, to promote online journalism, and to give the floor to open discussions. International and local experts made presentations on the COE standards as well as national legislation and practice in the related field. 30 journalists and media professionals discussed the relevant case-law of the ECtHR in small groups during the case-study session and made their presentations.   The Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)6 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on a Guide to human rights for Internet users translated into Azerbaijani and printed within the Project was disseminated among the participants.

Media coverage of the training seminar:

Freedom of expression Freedom of expression

“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

Freedom of expression by Nicolas Vadot Freedom of expression by Nicolas Vadot

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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