Horizontal Facility: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX 2)

On 24 May 2019 the EU/CoE Joint Programme JUFREX has joined the Horizontal Facility.

The new Programme aims at promoting freedom of expression and freedom of the media in line with Council of Europe's standards and follows up on the results achieved in JUFREX in its three components:

  • Support to Legal professionals
  • Support to Media Regulatory Authorities
  • Support to Media Actors
Seven actions are foreseen at regional and beneficiary level:

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights


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