Workshop for lawyers on freedom of expression: case studies and legal reasoning, held in Serbia

2 December 2022 VRDNIK

Under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” a follow up workshop for lawyers was organised on 30 November and 1 December, in Vrdnik, Serbia. The event was conceived as an enhanced learning opportunity for lawyers...

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Moldovan documentary to be screened at the Council of Europe

27 November 2022 Strasbourg

On 2 December 2022 at 12:30, the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Moldova and the Council of Europe is organising the screening of the feature-length documentary "Vocea Lilianei" - "Liliana's voice„, directed by Roman Gatcan. The documentary, produced with the support of the Council of...

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New Guidelines for the Development of Media Information Literacy Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

23 November 2022 Online

The “Guidelines for the Development of Media Information Literacy Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina” identifies key principles and defines guidelines to prepare a media information literacy (MIL) programme and its implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It offers a vision of the way ahead,...

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Guidelines on Strategic Development of the Informal Network of Media and Information Literacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

23 November 2022 Online

The launch of the Informal Network of actors in the field of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019 represents an important step toward a systemic approach for the development and promotion of media and information literacy in the country. While the network has...

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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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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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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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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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Effects of the civil law against defamation and insult in journalism discussed with university students in Pristina

13 October 2022 PRISTINA

A lively discussion on the effects of the civil law against defamation and insult in journalism was successfully concluded with students of the Department of Journalism from the University of Prishtina. The focus of the discussion was the concepts of defamation and insult, as well as the role and...

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Challenges to Media in times of War discussed in Tbilisi

12 October 2022 Tbilisi

Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department has addressed participants of the Regional Conference “Media in times of War” which takes place in Tbilisi on 12-13 October. In his opening speech, the Council of Europe official described the challenges facing journalists in Europe...

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Media Literacy Open Days organised in Belgrade and Novi Sad

10 October 2022 BELGRADE AND NOVI SAD

The Media Literacy Open Days were held on 6 October in Belgrade and 7 October in Novi Sad, under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” and in co-operation with the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media of Serbia...

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Training for lawyers on the right to freedom of expression, defamation, and protection of reputation

10 October 2022 MITROVICA

For two days in a row, lawyers functioning in different municipalities underwent training on defamation. The training addressed the importance of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights which serves as an important reference point for assessing the risks of human rights violations that...

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Training for lawyers on balancing the exercise of freedom of speech and other protected rights

27-28 September 2022 BREZOVICA

Lawyers from different municipalities were introduced to the scope of Article 10 of the European Court of Human rights as well as to the constitutional and local legal provisions in force. During the two-day training, trainers presented the clash of freedom of expression (Article 10) with the...

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Armenia’s Media Sector Needs Assessment Report presented at public Event in Yerevan

27 September 2022 Armenia

Armenia’s Media Sector Needs Assessment Report has been presented at the Event in Yerevan on 27 September with participation of Armenian authorities, members of Parliament as well as representatives of media and civil society. The report represents solid grounds and a reliable baseline material...

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The Council of Europe addresses the strategic communication capacities of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine

22 September 2022

The Council of Europe experts commenced their work on support and advice to the Office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine in the development and implementation of solid information and communication strategy in times of war. Its focus will include information, content, and guidelines over the...

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Focus group: Strategic development of the Media Literacy Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 September 2022 Online

For the purpose of developing a strategic paper aimed at improving the organisational structure and functioning of the Media Literacy Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a focus group was organised on 21 September 2022. The focus group was attended by various members of the Media Literacy Network,...

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Promoting European standards with African Communication Regulation Authorities

21 September 2022 Marrakech

Mr. Patrick Penninckx , Head of Information Society Department addressed today the keynote speech at the 10th Conference of the African Communication Regulation Authorities. The Conference held in Marrakech, Morocco and organized by the African Communication and Regulation Authorities Network was...

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Workshop on ‘Implementing European and International standards on media and information literacy in various domestic institutions’.

16 September 2022 Online

On 8 September 2022, the Workshop on ‘Implementing European and International standards on media and information literacy in various domestic institutions’ took place. The Workshop aimed at supporting MIL stakeholders in their efforts to incorporate good practices and implement MIL standards into...

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First Steering Committee Meeting of the 'Enhancing institutional capacities on freedom of expression and information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFEX)' project

15 September 2022 Sarajevo

The first Steering Committee meeting of the project 'Enhancing institutional capacities on freedom of expression and information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFEX)' was held on 12 September 2022 in Sarajevo. The meeting was attended by representatives of relevant state and entity ministries and...

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Latest developments in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of expression in Bulletin No.4

7 September 2022 Online

The Bulletin on the “Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on Freedom of Expression” constitutes a unique tool for sharing information on new trends and developments in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (the Court). It contributes to further...

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[deadline: 10 September 2022] Call for tenders: acquisition of hardware for the reinforcement of the IT structure of the INAI

18 August 2022 Tunis

Within the framework of the joint “Support Independent Bodies in Tunisia (PAII-T)” project, co-financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the latter, the Council of Europe accompanies the establishment of independent bodies in Tunisia provided for by the 2014...

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[deadline 8 September 2022] PAII-T project call for tenders for aquisition of software solutions and the provision of intellectual services for the staff in charge

17 August 2022 Tunis

Within the framework of the joint “Support Independent Bodies in Tunisia (PAII-T)” project, co-financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the latter, the Council of Europe accompanies the establishment of independent bodies in Tunisia provided for by the 2014...

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The Council of Europe conducted training for system administrators of the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine

11 August 2022 Kyiv

The Council of Europe organised an intense online training for system administrators of Ukrainian Public Broadcaster UA:PBC on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The training was held in the framework of the Immediate Action Package “Support to Safety of Journalists, Media, and Access to Information”,...

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Round table on the “Professional media regulation: European Standards, Practice and Perspectives for Georgia”

18 July 2022 Georgia

The Council of Europe organised a round table discussion on the “Professional media regulation: European Standards, Practice and Perspectives for Georgia”. Online discussions involved the representatives of various media and civil society organisations active in the field of media and aimed at...

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A week of Human Rights Documentaries marked across Moldova

11-17 July 2022 Republic of Moldova

In the context of the Council of Europe Week in the Republic of Moldova to mark the 27th anniversary of the country's accession to the Council of Europe, during 11-17 July 2022, five open-air screenings of documentary films took place in five localities in the Republic of Moldova, covering the...

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Seminar on “Freedom of Expression standards and professional media regulation: Council of Europe and EU practices”

14-15 July 2022 Georgia

A seminar on “Freedom of Expression standards and professional media regulation: Council of Europe and EU practices” was organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. The 2-day hybrid-format event brought...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services under the project ‘Enhancing Freedom of expression and access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina'

18 July 2022 Online

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a project on ‘Enhancing freedom of expression and freedom of access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFEx)’, funded through the voluntary contribution of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The...

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MEDIA AND GENDER - Towards a balanced gender representation and participation in the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 July 2022 Online

The Study on ‘Media and Gender: Towards a balanced gender representation and participation in the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ serves as basis for the development of media and information literacy (MIL) interventions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Study focuses on two conceptual pillars,...

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Ukraine and Poland signed Memorandum on cooperation in the area of broadcasting regulation

16 July 2022 Kyiv

On 13 July 2022 the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (National Council) and the Audiovisual regulator of the Republic of Poland (KRRiT) signed a Memorandum of cooperation. The Memorandum was signed during the visit of the delegation of the National Council to...

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Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and the right to access public documents

7-8 July 2022 PEJA/PEĆ

Lawyers from different municipalities were introduced to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention on Access to Official Documents (“the Tromsø Convention”), as well as to the domestic legal provisions and case law on the right to access public documents. Moreover, the...

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PAII-T: Call for tenders for the supply of hardware

7 July 2022 Online

Within the framework of the joint program "Support Project for Independent Bodies in Tunisia (PAII-T)", co-financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the latter, the Council of Europe wishes to call upon an IT development company to strengthen the IT...

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Training on freedom of expression and the right to access public documents

5-6 July 2022 PRISTINA

Communication officers of the Courts and Prosecutions, as well as assistants of the Presidents of Courts and Prosecutions, have been trained on the right to access public documents. The event aimed to raise awareness of the administrative staff of the Courts and Prosecutions on European standards...

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Two-day workshop for media actors on challenges of bilingualism

29-30 June 2022 Peja/Peć

The workshop gathered media actors who had the opportunity to discuss legal provisions and the obligations of central institutions to enable citizens to be informed in both official languages. Local and international speakers elaborated on the provisions of the Law on the Use of Official...

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Call for tenders – Purchase of international consultancy services in the field of media pluralism and audiovisual regulation

1 July 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is launching a tender for the purchase of international consultancy services in the field of media pluralism and audiovisual regulation, under the Council of Europe Project “Support for Media Pluralism and Freedom of Expression in the Republic of Moldova.” The Council of...

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The photo exhibition dedicated to the work of journalists in Ukraine during the war opened in Strasbourg

21 June 2022 Strasbourg

The photo exhibition #OntheFrontlineOfTruth “The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine: work of journalists” was presented on 21 June in Strasbourg. It is available during the PACE summer session and is located at the second floor of the Council of Europe’s Palais de l’Europe. The aim of this...

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JUFREX 2: Roundtable on defamation and protection of reputation & safety and the protection of journalists

21-22 June 2022 Pristina

The event involved judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police officers, journalists, and professional collaborators of Courts and Prosecutors' offices became part of the lively discussions on the topics. The local legal and institutional framework, standards of the European Court of Human Rights, the...

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Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and DGI on Law on Media of Azerbaijan adopted

22 June 2022 Strasbourg

The Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and the Directorate General on Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe on the Law on Media of Azerbaijan has been adopted by the Venice Commission at the 131st Plenary Session on 17-18 June and published on 20 June 2022. The opinion...

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JUFREX2 Training for lawyers on the protection of whistleblowers

14-15 June 2022 GJAKOVË/ ĐAKOVICA

Lawyers from different regions were part of the in-depth discussions in the field of whistleblowing. Specific aspects of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, its criteria for assessing cases, and the application in practice of standards of the ECtHR were the subject of discussion...

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The Council of Europe promotes the right to information in Moldova

13 June 2022 Chisinau

The Office of the Council of Europe in Chisinau and the European Union Project “Support for structured policy dialogue, coordination of the implementation of the Association Agreement and enhancement of the legal approximation process in the Republic of Moldova,” in cooperation with the Ministry...

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Thematic training with judges on defamation and protection of reputation

9-10 June 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media (JUFREX)”, in co-operation with the Academy of Justice organised a two-day thematic training with judges on Freedom of Expression: defamation and protection of reputation. Local certified...

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MENA region: new report published on Violence against Women in the Media

8 June 2022 Tunis

The Abriged Report on Violence against Women in the Media in the MENA Region was presented during the Steering Committee of South Programme SP V. It summarizes the analysis of media behavior towards Violence Against Women of 23 traditional and online media in Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and...

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Defamation, protection of reputation and safety of journalists discussed with judicial professionals in Pristina

1-2 June 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with Academy of Justice organised a two- day roundtable with judicial professionals on Freedom of Expression: defamation and protection of reputation, and safety of...

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Human rights documentaries premiered in Chisinau, with Council of Europe’s support

26 May 2022 Chisinau

The Council of Europe Office in Chisinau, jointly with Telefilm-Chisinau, organised an evening of premieres of three short documentaries with a social and human rights dimension "My Courtyard," "DizarmoNICA" and "A Sky without Stars," developed with the Council of Europe support in 2021. The...

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Cascade training on whistle blowers protection for Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina lawyers

24-25 May 2022 Konjic

Lawyers from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Mostar, Konjic, Živinice and Gornji Vakuf - Uskoplje participated in a two-day cascade training on whistle-blower protection and in relation to the protection of freedom of expression in the justice system of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that includes understanding and...

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Roundtable with legal professionals on defamation and protection of journalists

19-20 May 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with the Academy of Justice organised a two-day roundtable for the judiciary. Judges from the basic and Court of Appeals, basic courts and special prosecutors as well...

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Training for lawyers – defamation and protection of reputation

17-18 May 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with Bar Association organised a two-day training for lawyers on defamation and protection of reputation. The activity gathered lawyers from different municipalities,...

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Council of Europe’s grant to support operations of Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine

16 May 2022 Ukraine

The Council of Europe Information Society Department, DGI has provided a grant in amount of 65.760 EUR to the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) aimed at supporting urgent needs of the company due to Russian aggression against Ukraine, namely to cover accommodation of the UA:PBC...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Annual Meeting of the Division for Co-operation on Freedom of Expression

31 March - 1 APRIL 2022 Strasbourg

The Division for Co-operation on Freedom of Expression held its annual meeting of all project teams charge of implementing programmes and projects on Freedom of Expression, Media, Data Protection/Access to information in different capitals. The Division meeting brought together about 30...

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Workshop on “Freedom of Expression and Audiovisual Services” organised for the staff of the Parliament of Georgia

27-28 March 2022 Hybrid format

In cooperation with the Parliament of Georgia the Council of Europe held the workshop on “Freedom of Expression and Audiovisual Services”. The workshop created platform for discussing the requirements of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and relevant case-law. During...

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Tunis: Patrick Penninckx speaks at the HAICA symposium on Quality Journalism

25 March 2022 Online

On March 16 and 17, the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication HAICA organized in Tunis a symposium on "QUALITY JOURNALISM SUPPORTS THE RENEWAL OF JOURNALISTIC ETHICS IN THE ERA OF PLATFORMIZATION". The standards of the Council of Europe have been widely discussed with national and...

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The Council of Europe and the Audiovisual Council discuss new approaches to countering disinformation in the Republic of Moldova

25 March 2022 Online

On 24 March 2022 a policy workshop on “European approaches to disinformation through the lens of media regulatory authorities’ policies” for the Members of the national audiovisual regulatory authority, the Audiovisual Council was organised by the Council of Europe. The workshop gathered the...

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Roundtable with judges and prosecutors Freedom of Expression: defamation and protection of reputation and safety of journalists

17-18 March 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with Academy of Justice organised a two- day roundtable with judges, prosecutors, and lawyers on Freedom of Expression: defamation and protection of reputation and...

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Improving co-operation between journalists and police in North Macedonia, for better accountability and transparency

16 March 2022 Skopje (hybrid event)

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia (JUFREX), in co-operation with the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), organised an inter-professional seminar with journalists and representatives of the Ministry...

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Tunisia launches online resource center on regulation, self-regulation and media literacy

15 March 2022 Online

On 15 March 2022 an Online Resource Centre on Regulation, Self-Regulation and Media Literacy (CRRM) was launched in Tunisia. This is an online resource platform that was created with the technical and financial support of the joint EU-CoE Programme and implemented by the latter (PAII-T). The CRRM...

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Training for lawyers in Serbia on freedom of expression

11-12 March 2022 Vrdnik

The second training session for lawyers on “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media” was held on 11 and 12 March 2022, under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” and in co-operation with the Bar Association...

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Officials in charge of access to information in north-western Tunisia trained in good practices for implementing the law on access to information

4-5 March 2022 Tabarka

Within the framework of the joint programme "Support Project for Independent Bodies in Tunisia" (PAII-T), co-financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the latter, the Council of Europe and the National Authority for Access to Information (INAI) are organising in...

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Online course to help legal professionals in North Macedonia to better protect journalists

25 February 2022 North Macedonia

By launching a JUFREX/HELP online course: “Training of legal professionals on Protection and Safety of Journalists” for judges, public prosecutors and lawyers in North Macedonia, the European Union and the Council of Europe have once again demonstrated their support for the protection and safety...

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Mechanisms for media financing in ethnic minority languages discussed with media actors

21 February 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with the Association of Journalists of Kosovo organized the roundtable to discuss specific mechanisms for financing of private media or non -profitable entities that...

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Judges and public prosecutors in North Macedonia expand their knowledge on the freedom of expression and the internet

17-18 February 2022 Ohrid

Approximately 30 judges and public prosecutors attended the cascade training on freedom of expression and freedom of the media, organised by the Academy for judges and public prosecutors of North Macedonia with the support of the joint EU and Council of Europe action of Freedom of expression and...

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Council of Europe continues to work on strengthening media and information literacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 February 2022 Online

In order to review the progress made so far, present the project’s key highlights of 2021 and discuss the challenges and opportunities, the Second Board Meeting of the project Media and information literacy: for human rights and more democracy (MIL) was held on 21 February 2022, in an online...

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Media Talk on Gender Sensitive Coverage

22 February 2022 Online

On 22 February 2022, “Media Talk: How (not) to cover? - gender sensitive issues” was organized in cooperation with the Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia. The event was supported by the Embassy of Norway to Georgia and the Norwegian Press Complaints Commission and was aimed at providing...

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Online conference on “Georgian Language and Linguistic Diversity on the internet”

21 February 2022 Online

On 21 February 2022, an online conference on “Georgian Language and Linguistic Diversity on the internet” was organized in cooperation with the Internet Society of Georgia (ISOC) and the Committee of Education and Science of Parliament of Georgia. The event brought together the representatives of...

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Towards European standards: second Focused Committee for legal professionals held in Skopje

10 February 2022 Skopje

Focused Committee of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia” for legal professionals, held its second hybrid meeting to tackle achieved results and discuss forthcoming activities involving legal professionals. The meeting organised in the framework of the...

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GEORGIA: Online trainings on AI and data protection

2 February 2022 Georgia

The staff members of national data protection authority, State Inspector’s Service of Georgia (SIS) were trained in Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data in December 2021 and January 2022. The online trainings were delivered by the CoE expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Data...

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TUNISIA: Inaugural meeting of the scientific committee of the online resource center for regulation, self-regulation and media literacy

31 January 2022 Tunis

Mr. Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Service and Mr. Nouri Lajmi, President of HAICA took part in the inaugural meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Online Resource Center for Regulation, Self-Regulation and Media Education. The Scientific Committee is composed of 7...

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Conference on Data Protection and Freedom of Expression: “Now more Secure”

28 January 2022 Pristina

The EU/CoE Action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Agency for Information and Privacy today organised a conference on Data Protection Day and Freedom of Expression on 28 January 2022, marking the International Data Protection Day. The...

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Launch of the Project Action in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data Protection

13 December 2021 Online

On 7 December 2021, the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Media Freedom, Internet Governance and Personal Data Protection” SMIP-GE launched the Project Action in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data Protection, which will be implemented in cooperation with the State...

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Training on monitoring municipal electoral campaigns in audio-visual media

9-10 December 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo (JUFREX2) organized a two-day training for Independent Media Commission staff from Monitoring and Analyses and Legal departments on 09-10 December 2021. The training aimed at equipping the Independent Media Commission...

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Guide on Article 17 of the European Convention available in Serbian

Prohibition of abuse of rights

7 December 2021 Online

The “Guide on Article 17 of the European Convention on Human Rights” is part of the series of Case-Law Guides published by the European Court of Human Rights to inform legal practitioners about the fundamental judgments and decisions delivered by the Strasbourg Court. It has been translated...

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Cooperation between the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee of the Parliament of Georgia and the Georgian Internet Governance Forum (GeoIGF)

3 December 2021 Tbilisi

The Memorandum of Cooperation between the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee of the Parliament of Georgia and the Georgian Internet Governance Forum (GeoIGF) was signed on 30 November 2021 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The ceremony of the signature of the Memorandum of Cooperation took place at...

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Fourth training on protection of journalists for judges and prosecutors in Serbia

2-3 December 2021 Serbia

The fourth training on “Protection and safety of journalists” for judges and prosecutors was organised under the framework of the action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX)”, implemented within the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal...

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7th Internet Governance Forum – GeoIGF 2021

1 December 2021 Tbilisi

An annual conference “The 7th Internet Governance Forum – GeoIGF 2021” was held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 30 November and 1 December with the support of the Council of Europe. The 2-day conference was held in hybrid format and hosted 10 thematic panel discussions, each focusing on key challenges and...

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Publication on media regulatory authorities and media pluralism is now available in Serbian

30 November 2021 Belgrade

The publication “Media regulatory authorities and media pluralism” prepared under the regional action on “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” is now available in Serbian. The publication aims to contribute to a wider understanding of the concept of media...

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Start of the online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists” for judges and prosecutors in Serbia

23 November 2021 Online

The implementation of the tutored online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists” for judges and prosecutors in Serbia has started on 23 November 2021. The courses have been prepared in the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe’s action...

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Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of expression in Bulletin No.3

10 November 2021 Online

The Bulletin on the “Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on Freedom of Expression” constitutes a unique tool for sharing information on new trends and developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR, the Court), and at the same time,...

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Local trainers in the Western Balkans prepared to conduct online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists”

9-10 November 2021 Online

The online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists” have been developed by the joint European Union and Council of Europe’s action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” and in cooperation with the Council of Europe’s...

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Research study on Media Habits of Adults in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented

1 November 2021 Online

On 27 October 2021, a webinar was organised during which key results and findings of the research study on ‘Media Habits of Adults in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ were presented and discussed. The study presents key findings and marks the first comprehensive and statistically representative research...

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Media and Information Literacy Fair in Bosnia and Herzegovina

31 October 2021 Online

In light of European Commission's ‘European Media Literacy Week’ and other similar global and national initiatives, Media and Information Literacy Days in BiH - a campaign taking place between 24-31 October 2021 was launched by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina,...

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Roundtable on Legal protection of political pluralism in the media on 29 October 2021

9 November 2021 Online

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Association of Journalists (AJK), organised a roundtable discussion “Legal protection of political pluralism in the media” on 29 October 2021. The event involved representatives of...

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Cascade training on hate speech for judges, prosecutors, and police representatives of Republika Srpska

23 October 2021 Teslić

Cascade training on hate speech for the judiciary and police members of Republika Srpska gathered 16 participants. Training on criminal-law aspects of hate speech has been conducted through the discussion on international framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a two-track approach of European Court...

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Training of Trainers for legal professionals on freedom of expression and freedom of media in Pristina

22 October 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Academy of Justice and the Bar Association organised a four-day Training of Trainers (ToT) for legal professionals on freedom of expression and freedom of media, from 19-22 October...

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Zuper.md - the first multimedia platform for children in Moldova, developed with Council of Europe support

22 October 2021 Online

On 21st of October, the Council of Europe, jointly with the national public broadcaster “Teleradio-Moldova” launched a new media product on the market - the first multimedia digital platform in the Republic of Moldova for children aged 5-10 years old. By offering a diverse range of content for...

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