Council of Europe partners with leading technology companies to promote respect for human rights

8 November 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe will strengthen its co-operation with the private sector in order to promote an open and safe internet, where human rights, democracy, and the rule of law are respected. The companies are Apple, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab, Orange and...

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Tackling disinformation in the global media environment – new Council of Europe report

31 October 2017 Strasbourg

A report published today by the Council of Europe examines the way in which dis-information campaigns have become widespread and, heavily relying on social media, contribute to a global media environment of information disorder. Whilst acknowledging that the direct and indirect impacts of...

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5th Conference of francophone media regulators

30 October 2017 Geneva

Lejla Dervisagic, head of the Media and Internet Governance Cooperation Programme has presented Council of Europe achievements and priorities at the 5th Conference of francophone media regulators (REFRAM). Held on 24-25 October 2017 in Geneva, the conference brought together 63 participants,...

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Training sessions on freedom of expression and freedom of the media for the Ministry of Culture and Communication of Morocco

27 October 2017 Rabat

The Council of Europe and the Department of Communication of the Ministry of Culture and Communication of Morocco organised several training sessions on freedom of expression and freedom of the media in aid of government officers of the Ministry. This training cycle was held in the premises of...

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Practical seminar for Ukrainian journalists working in the conflict zones

26 October 2017 Kyiv

Four day practical seminar “Safety of journalists who work in the conflict zones” was organised on 20-23 October 2017 in Kyiv region with the support of the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening freedom of the media and establishing a Public broadcasting system in Ukraine” in partnership with...

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Council of Europe’s international conference on safety of journalists and crimes against freedom of expression in Kyiv

25 October 2017 Kyiv

International conference “Counteracting threats to life and safety of journalists. Effective investigations into crimes against freedom of expression” took place on 19 October 2017 in Kyiv (Ukraine) in the framework of the Council of Europe project “Strengthening freedom of the media and...

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Guidelines on Safeguarding Privacy in the Media

23 October 2017 Strasbourg

Guidelines on Safeguarding Privacy in the Media were developed to help the Georgian Data Protection Authority to answer questions asked by journalists and press professionals. A training seminar was organised on 7 and 8 July 2017 in Kachreti with 25 professionals who had the opportunity to ask...

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Azerbaijani judge candidates trained on Council of Europe standards on freedom of expression

23 October 2017 Baku

Two half-day training sessions on some aspects of freedom of expression for judge candidates undergoing the preparatory training phase of the judicial selection process at the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan took place on 11 October 2017 in Baku. The training sessions provided a useful...

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12th meeting of the Bureau of the CDMSI

23 October 2017 Strasbourg

On 19 and 20 October, the Bureau of the CDMSI met in Strasbourg to prepare the 13th plenary meeting of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (5-8 December) . It made comments on two draft recommendations, respectively on the topics of internet intermediaries and of media...

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The roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries

18 October 207 Vienna

The Conference in Vienna on 13 October, entitled “The roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries”, has gathered genuinely multi-stakeholder audience with representatives of all key stakeholder groups (governments, businesses, NGOs and the academic community) being present and actively...

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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