Emerging regulatory challenges and cooperation discussed in Antwerp

13 May 2022 Antwerp

On 11-13 May 2022, the Council of Europe participated in EPRA’s 55th meeting in Antwerp to discuss emerging regulatory challenges and cooperation. Head of the Media and Internet division Ms Artemiza-Tatiana Chisca presented the CDMSI’s recently adopted instruments and workplan for the future.

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JUFREX Partners and beneficiaries in North Macedonia discuss results and future milestones to advance freedom of expression and media

10 May 2022 Skopje

The Steering Committee of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia” held its third (hybrid) meeting to tackle achieved results and discuss forthcoming activities with all involved partners and Beneficiaries. The meeting organised in the framework of the joint...

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A new publication to promote the implementation of European MIL standards in domestic institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina

9 May 2022 Online

A study on „Implementing European and International Standards on Media and Information Literacy in various domestic institutions” was developed as a contribution to enhancing awareness among media and information (MIL) stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on best practices in Council of Europe...

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Norwegian start-ups learn about Council of Europe’s policies on AI

6 May 2022 Kristiansand

On the 6th of May 2022, Patrick Penninckx. Head of the Information Society Department has presented the latest Council of Europe Policy Developments on Artificial intelligence to the participants in the NORA start-up event, organised in Kristiansand. In his speech, the Council of Europe official...

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Council of Europe at the annual World Press Freedom Day Global Conference

5 May 2022 Punta del Este

The Council of Europe' s voice was echoed at the annual Global Conference of the World Press Freedom Day 2022, hosted by UNESCO and the Republic of Uruguay on 2-5 May 2022 under the theme “Journalism under Digital Siege” in Punta del Este. Rodica Ciochina of the Media and Internet Division of the...

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Kristiansand conference on democracy and human rights

5 May 2022 Online

Council of Europe delegation took part in the 3rd European Conference on democracy and human rights organised in Kristiansand on the 5 May 2022 as a part of the European Democracy Week. Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Bjørn Berge has made an opening statement underlining the...

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Promoting the Safety of Journalists in the Western Balkans

4 May 2022 Online

Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe has addressed on-line the participants in the Regional Conference of SafeJournalists Network “Settings UP of the Media Freedoms and the Safety of Journalists in the Western Balkans” which took place in Sarajevo...

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Freedom of Expression in 2021 – a critical review

2 May 2022 Strasbourg

The Information Society Department of the Council of Europe has unveiled its report on the state of freedom of expression in Council of Europe member States in 2021. This annual review, based on the findings of Council of Europe bodies and monitoring mechanisms, is focussed on legal guarantees...

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Support to independent media to tackle information disorder in Moldova

27 April 2022 Strasbourg

A national campaign to tackle false news in the context of the on-going regional crisis is carried out by the Moldova’s independent national weekly newspaper, Ziarul de Garda, which has the widest readership in the country, with the support of the Council of Europe Project “Support for Media...

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Online event on freedom of expression in political speech

26 April 2022 Gewneva

On two half days on 28 and 29 April, an online event on freedom of political speech will take place, organised by the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva with the support of the Council of Europe. Members of parliaments, scientists, experts from the Council of Europe, of other...

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Call for tenders for the selection of an expert specialized in audiovisual regulation issues

26 April 2022 Tunis

The Council of Europe is currently implementing until 31/12/2022 a joint program between the European Union and the Council of Europe entitled "Support Project for Independent Bodies in Tunisia (PAII-T)" which is co-financed by these two organizations and implemented by the Council of Europe....

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Cascade training on hate speech for Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina lawyers

19-20 April 2022 Sarajevo

Lawyers from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Bugojno, Bihać and Zenica participated in a two-day cascade training on hate speech, which included the application of the European standards established by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) as well as in the practice of the European Court of Human...

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New recommendation on the impacts of digital technologies on freedom of expression

19 April 2022 Strasbourg

At their meeting of 6 April 2022, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted the Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)13 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the impacts of digital technologies on freedom of expression. This important text, accomplished by the Committee of experts on freedom of...

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Journalists and lawyers exchange experiences on Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation

14-16 April 2022 GEVGELIJA

An inter-professional seminar was conducted with journalists and lawyers from North Macedonia to exchange ideas and increase the knowledge on “Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs), comparative experiences and practice to recognize and prevent”. Organised by the Association of...

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Committee of Experts on Increasing Resilience of the Media (MSI-RES) held its first meeting

11 April 2022 Strasbourg

On 31 March and 1 April 2022, the Committee of Experts on Increasing Resilience of the Media (MSI-RES) held its first meeting. The Committee is composed of 13 members with recognised expertise in media and internet law, journalism and information technology. It comprises seven member States’...

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European principles for media and communication governance ascertained

12 April 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe launches a new Recommendation on principles for media and communication governance. The structural transformation of the public sphere requires the modernisation of governance models, both for States and media stakeholders. The instrument identifies issues that need...

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Bureau of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) held its 22nd meeting

8 April 2022 Strasbourg

On 7 April 2022, the Bureau of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) held its 22nd meeting. They took note of the adoption by the Committee of Ministers of several texts developed by the CDMSI in the previous years: Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)4 of the Committee of...

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European Journey 1989-2022 - a geopolitical history

8 April 2022 Strasbourg

On 8th of April 2022, Patrick Penninckx, Head of Information Society Department addressed a group of Flemish lawyers visiting the Council of Europe. In his presentation entitled: “European Journey 1989-2022 - a geopolitical history” the speaker described in detail the changing role of the...

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Workshop on the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (Tromso Convention) took place

7-8 April 2022 Online

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Georgia organised a workshop gathering representatives of 15 Government institutions. The workshop participants primarily discussed the European Court of Human Rights case-law related to access to information, as well as the...

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Second round of the tutored online courses on “Freedom of expression” and “Protection and safety of journalists” for judges and prosecutors in Serbia

8 April 2022 Online

The second round of the tutored online courses on “Freedom of expression” and “Protection and safety of journalists” for judges and prosecutors in Serbia has started on 8 April 2022. The courses have been prepared in the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe’s action on...

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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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