Meeting with journalists in self-exile in Vilnius

24 November 2022 Vilnius

On 21 November 2022, Patrick Penninckx, head of the Information Society Department, and Ricardo Gutiérrez, General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), met with Belarusian and Russian journalists in self-exile. Participants shared their experiences and difficulties they have...

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Exchange of views with the PACE sub-committee on Media and Information Society

21 November 2022 Vilnius

On 21 November 2022, Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department took part in an exchange of views with the members of the PACE sub-committee on Media and Information Society during the afternoon session dedicated to “Ongoing activities, priorities and emerging issues in the...

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Follow the conference "Public Service Media for Democracy" live

21 November 2022 Vilnius

The Council of Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are organising the conference ‘Public Service Media for Democracy’ to discuss the way to protect the critical role of public service media in upholding democracy at times when their sustainability and independence are being...

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European Seniors Union’s visit to the Council of Europe

19 November 2022 Strasbourg

On 18 November 2022, a delegation of the European Seniors Union’s undertook a study visit to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Delegates were welcomed by Mr Patrick Penninckx, Head of Information Society Department, who introduced the institutional structure, decision-making processes and...

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Head of the Information Society Department and the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe discussed cooperation

14 November 2022 Strasbourg

Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department, met on 14 November with the new Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Tamar Taliashvili. The Ambassador informed that the review of the Georgian draft Law on Broadcasting is on top of the agenda of...

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Workshop on revised audio-visual media services directive and a working visit organised in Zagreb

8-10 November 2022 Zagreb

Under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” a workshop on audio-visual media services directive (AVMSD) was organised for the employees of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media in Serbia (REM). The workshop,...

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Facing the Challenges of Mis- and Disinformation in the Digital Age

10 November 2022 Valletta

On 10 – 11 November 2022 Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department, took part in the international conference entitled “Young People and Information: Facing the Challenges of Mis- and Disinformation in the Digital Age” organised in Valletta by the Ministry for Foreign and...

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Register for the webinar “Electronic evidence of war crimes” to be held on 25th November

7 November 2022 Strasbourg

The webinar “Electronic evidence of war crimes” will be held on 25 November 2022 at 10:30-12:30 CET with the participation of British journalist Mr Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat, an independent international group of researchers, investigators and citizen journalists using open source and...

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

2 November 2022 Strasbourg

2 November marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, a pressing political priority across Council of Europe member States. Striving for full achievement of this fundamental goal, the Organisation is equipped today with a rich standard-setting arsenal aimed at...

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The achievements of regional co-operation on freedom of expression and freedom of the media discussed in Montenegro

31 October 2022 budva

The Closing Conference of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” held on 20 October in Montenegro, has brought together the main partners and beneficiaries of the action. It was attended by...

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Training on the protection of whistleblowers

31 October 2022 PRISTINA

Legal advisors and administrative staff of courts and prosecutions were trained on European Union, Council of Europe, and ECtHR standards on the protection of whistleblowers as well as on domestic legislation, and its implementation in practice. There was an in-depth elaboration of the...

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Trainings on freedom of expression and safety of journalists for police and lawyers, held in Serbia

26 - 29 OCTOBER 2022 KOPAONIK

Under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” two trainings were held between 26 and 29 October, for lawyers and police officers. The trainings on freedom of expression, freedom of media and safety of journalists...

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European Union and Council of Europe support the 3rd Regional Conference under “Initiative 2020” on proactive transparency and the Tromsø Convention

27 October 2022 Struga

The joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia (JUFREX)” during the past two days supported the Agency for Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information of North Macedonia (ASPI) in the...

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Secretary General: standards must be strengthened to tackle legal threats and lawsuits aimed at limiting freedom of expression

20 October 2022 Strasbourg

Speaking at the opening of the first European Anti-SLAPP Conference on 20 October, Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić said that the use of legal threats and lawsuits to limit freedom of expression, usually referred to a strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs), mostly...

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Macolin Community Conference on Sports Competitions Manipulation in the Digital Era

19 October 2022 Strasbourg

On 19 October 2022 Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department, addressed the participants of the Macolin Community conference. Organised with the support of UEFA and the assistance of IOC, the event aimed to raise awareness on the needs and implications of tackling sports...

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The Committee of Experts on Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation met in Strasbourg

19 October 2022 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation held its second meeting in Strasbourg and online on 18-19 October 2022. The Committee of Experts examined the preliminary draft recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to the member states on strategic lawsuits...

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European anti-SLAPP Conference taking place this week

18 October 2022 Strasbourg

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) will organise the European Anti-SLAPP Conference. It is organised under the patronage of the European Parliament and with the support of the Council of Europe, and funded by the kind support...

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Protecting Media Freedom in Sports discussed in Paris

17 October 2022 Paris

On 17 October 2022, Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department, addressed the Annual Assembly of the News Media Coalition. Speaking in a session “Growing Governmental Support for News Content Freedom at Major Events” he elaborated on the Media Freedom in Sports from the Council...

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Commemoration of a fearless journalist: fifth anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination

15 October 2022 Strasbourg

A sad anniversary calls for renewed efforts to protect journalists in Europe. On 16 October 2017 Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been murdered by a car bomb in the town of Bidnija, near her family home. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was known for her investigative...

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Training session on freedom of expression for new judges and prosecutors

13 October 2022 PRISTINA

The new generation of judges and prosecutors who will soon join the justice system was part of the training on the main principles and sources of freedom of expression. The participants were introduced to the components of freedom of expression as well as to the role of judges and prosecutors in...

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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.

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