Safety of Journalists: Training in Bosnia and Herzegovina

28-29 February 2024 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  The prosecutors and police officers from across Bosnia and Herzegovina were designated points of contacts for the safety of journalists, as a mechanism to improve the systematic protection of journalists. In the training session organised in Sarajevo on 28 and 29 February, they have been...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance freedom of expression and information monitoring and reporting

21-22 February 2024 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The rights to freedom of expression and access to information are the cornerstones of democratic society. Representatives of institutions at the State, entity and Brčko District levels, independent bodies, as well as representatives of the civil society in Bosnia and Herzegovina, are working to...

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Upholding Media Freedom in Ukraine

20 February 2024 Lviv, Ukraine

  “Suspilne”, which means “public” in Ukrainian, is a success story of public broadcasting. The Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine, known as Suspilne, was founded with the support of the Council of Europe and since then has become one of the most trusted media in Ukraine. The Explanatory...

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Access to information, regulation of electronic media, and safety of journalists to be addressed by the project in Serbia

20 February 2024 Belgrade, Serbia

Freedom of expression and freedom of the media are among the key democratic principles, as highlighted by the Reykjavik Declaration. The Steering Committee of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action "Protecting freedom of expression and of the media in Serbia (PROFREX)" met in...

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Tailored workshop for on the implementation of the new Law on Access of Information of Public Interest in Moldova

19 February 2024 Republic of Moldova

On 19th of February, the Council of Europe has organised a tailored workshop for all the staff of the National Centre for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Moldova addressing the implementation of the newly adopted Law on Access to Information of Public Interest, aligned to the Council...

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First meeting of the network of journalists for the rule of law and human rights

19 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

Violence against women and children, the involvement of youth and civil society, the freedom of expression and the importance of independent media in a democratic society, as well as the standards and initiatives implemented by the Council of Europe in those areas, were at the centre of...

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Strengthening Access to Information in Ukraine

15-16 February, Kyiv Kyiv, Ukraine

  25 judges from the administrative courts of Ukraine received guidance on how to properly handle and provide information to inquiries during wartime in Ukraine, ensuring compliance with both Ukrainian and European legislation during the second two-days training session, organised with the...

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The Council of Europe Project “Safeguarding Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Media in Ukraine” (SFEM-UA) held its Steering Committee Meeting

14 February 2024 Online

  On 14 February 2024, the Steering Committee of the Council of Europe Project "Safeguarding Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Media in Ukraine" (SFEM-UA) held its second meeting online. The SFEM-UA Project is implemented the in the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine...

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Strengthening Media Freedom in Ukraine

13 February 2024 Kyiv, Ukraine

The progress in aligning Ukraine's media and freedom of expression legislation with the European standards, including the EU legislation, was discussed recently in Kyiv, between the members of the Ukrainian Parliament and the Council of Europe Secretariat. Specifically, the MPs discussed the...

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Council of Europe user-friendly tool to empower users in the digital landscape

Do You Know Your Digital Rights and Responsibilities? Take the quiz and find out!

9 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

  In a bid to empower individuals with the necessary skills to navigate the complexities of the digital age, the Council of Europe has developed a user-friendly tool aimed at alerting on the challenges facing the user in the online environment in the absence of a proper understanding of the...

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Estonia makes voluntary contribution to Campaign for the Safety of Journalists- Journalists Matter

9 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

In a significant show of commitment to press freedom and the safety of journalists, Estonia has announced a voluntary contribution to the Council of Europe Campaign for the Safety of Journalists - Journalists Matter. Estonia's contribution underscores its dedication to protecting the fundamental...

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First Steering Committee meeting in Pristina approved a plan for the Freedom of Expression action

8 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

Free, independent, plural and diverse media constitutes one of the cornerstones of a democratic society. Key local institutions and stakeholders gathered in Pristina at the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the EU and Council of Europe joint action on “Protecting freedom of expression...

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Abridged Report on 'The metaverse and its Impact on Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy': Now Available Online

Celebrating Safer Internet Day 2024

6 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

Following a process that began in 2023 and is set to be completed in 2024, an abridged version of the report "The metaverse and its impact on Human Rights, Rule of Law, and Democracy" is now available for download in electronic format. The document provides an overview of the principal issues...

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recommends that member States strengthen support to safe and free journalism and to engage in the Campaign for the Safety of Journalists - Journalists Matter

26 January 2024 Strasbourg, France

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Recommendation and a Resolution based on the Report Guaranteeing media freedom and the safety of journalists: an obligation of member States. The report, presented by Mr Mogens Jensen, the General Rapporteur for Media Freedom...

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Guidance on the Privacy by Design for Georgia

15 January 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

In June 2023, the new Law of Georgia on Personal Data Protection replaced the previous Data Protection Act of 2011, to ensure compliance of the Georgian legislation with the provisions and principles outlined in the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One of the requirements of...

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Towards the co-regulation of harmful online content in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 January 2024 Strasbourg, France

Balancing the mitigation of harmful online content while fostering freedom of expression and public debate is a key challenge in contemporary societies. A ground-breaking publication “Towards coregulation of harmful content online in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A study of European standards and...

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Good practices to support states and media practitioners towards more sustainable financing of news media

21 December 2023 Strasbourg

At its 24th Plenary meeting (29 November - 1 December 2023), the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) endorsed the report on ‘Good practices for sustainable news media financing’ elaborated by the Committee of experts on increasing resilience of media (MSI-RES). The report...

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New guidance note on countering the spread of online mis- and disinformation through fact-checking and platform design solutions

15 December 2023 Strasbourg

At its 24th Plenary meeting (29 November - 1 December 2023), the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) adopted a Guidance Note on countering the spread of online mis- and disinformation through fact-checking and platform design solutions in a human rights compliant manner...

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Guidelines on the responsible implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in journalism

12 December 2023 Strasbourg

At its 24th Plenary meeting (29 November - 1 December 2023), the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) adopted Guidelines on the responsible implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in journalism, elaborated by its subordinate body, Committee of Experts on...

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Enhancing freedom of expression and freedom of access to information: Key stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina reaffirm their commitment

4-6 December 2023 Bjelašnica

Advancing freedom of expression and access to information will continue to be a key priority for the authorities in the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina. The commitment of the relevant institutions at the State, entity and Brčko District levels, independent bodies, as well as representatives of the...

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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