First Steering Committee of “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Montenegro (JUFREX 2)”

13 September 2019 Montenegro

First Steering Committee of joint European Union and Council of Europe Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Montenegro (JUFREX 2)” has been successfully organised. The meeting brought together representatives of the Government, judiciary, police, broadcasting regulator,...

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JUFREX 2: Regional conference on Audiovisual Media Services and the role of Media Regulatory Authorities

9-10 September 2019 Igalo

The Council of Europe, in the framework of the Regional Action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South East Europe – JUFREX 2, implemented under the joint EU/CoE Horizontal Facility II for Western Balkans and Turkey, has organised a Regional conference on Audiovisual Media...

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Coordination meeting between EU funded media projects in Western Balkans and Media Days

11-13 September 2019 Podgorica

Back to back to the EU/Western Balkan Media Days, European Union has organised a meeting between representatives of EU funded regional projects and representatives of European Union delegation in charge of media. “The follow-up to the joint EU/CoE programme JUFREX is conceived to promote freedom...

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Training sessions for local media journalists on Fact-checking and the fight against information disorder in Tunisia

4 September 2019 Tunisie

From 3 to 10 August, more than fifty local journalists from the public audiovisual media and the Tunis Afrique Presse agency attended a first cycle of training sessions organized by the Council of Europe and the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA) in the regions of...

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JUFREX regional publication on media regulatory authorities and protection of minors available in Serbian

26 July 2019 Strasbourg

In today’s unprecedented connected world, the majority of information is delivered to us by the media, in many forms. Media help us learn, understand, stay connected to other people and to the world in general, and engage in entertainment related experiences. Whether we like it or not, media have...

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International seminar to discuss information disorder in the media and social networks in electoral contexts

26 June 2019 Tunis

As part of its support for the promotion of freedom of expression, media pluralism and the regulation of the audiovisual sector in Tunisia, the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA), organized a seminar on "Internet, social...

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Council of Europe brought together journalists from Southern region of Azerbaijan in Lankaran

20-21 June 2019 Lankaran

Two training sessions on gender equality and media for journalists and representatives of civil society were organised in Lankaran on 20-21 June 2019 within the framework of the Council of Europe project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the training sessions was...

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Closing conference to present the results of the Council of Europe Project "Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan"

19 June 2019 Baku

The Council of Europe organised a closing conference / round table on “Gender equality and media” to present the results of its project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” to the national stakeholders on 18 June 2019 in Baku. Ambassador Zoltan Hernyes, Head of the Council of Europe...

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Council of Europe brings together journalists from Aran region of Azerbaijan in Mingachevir

2 June 2019 Mingachevir

Two training sessions on gender equality and media for journalists and representatives of civil society were organised in Mingachevir on 30-31 May 2019 within the framework of the Council of Europe project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the training sessions...

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Recommendation on preventing and combating sexism is now available in Azerbaijani

27 May 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on preventing and combating sexism was adopted on 27 March 2019. The Recommendation includes the first ever internationally agreed definition of sexism. The recommendation stresses that sexism is a manifestation...

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Results of monitoring of media coverage of the presidential elections in Ukraine presented

20 May 2019 Kyiv

On May 20, 2019, with the support of the Council of Europe projects, findings of the independent monitoring of media coverage of the presidential election campaign in Ukraine were presented by a coalition of NGOs on a press conference in Kyiv and discussed with Ukrainian national authorities,...

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Conference on “Gender equality and media” organised in Baku

17 May 2019 Baku

The Council of Europe organised a conference on “Gender equality and media” under its project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” in partnership with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, the Ombudsman Office and the Azerbaijan Press Council on 13 May 2019 in...

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Regional interprofessional dialogue on the treatment of violence against women by the media

24-26 April 2019 Tunis

As part of the World Forum on gender equality held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 24 to 26 April, the Council of Europe, the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication in Tunisia (HAICA) and the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication in Morocco (HACA) organized a session of...

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New rules of the Code of Ethics for Azerbaijani journalists presented in Shaki

26 April 2019 Shaki

Two information sessions on “Gender equality and media” were organized on 25-26 April 2019 in Shaki by the Council of Europe under its project "Gender Equality and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the information sessions was to present the Code of professional ethics for Azerbaijani...

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Council of Europe Study on Information disorder translated into Serbian

18 April 2019 Belgrade

The report INFORMATION DISORDER:Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making, prepared in 2017 by the Council of Europe provides a new framework for policy-makers, legislators, researchers, technologists and practitioners working on the theoretical and practical challenges...

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Presentation of the JUFREX Dictionary of Media and Legal Terms

Bridging differences by developing a common language

17 April 2019 Belgrade

Over the previous three years, important work has been done in promoting freedom of expression and media, but further efforts in developing understanding among media actors, judges, prosecutors, lawyers and other relevant actors are needed. Developing a common terminology is an important step...

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New JUFREX regional publication media regulatory authorities and protection of minors

10 April 2019 Strasbourg

In today’s unprecedented connected world, the majority of information is delivered to us by the media, in many forms. Media help us learn, understand, stay connected to other people and to the world in general, and engage in entertainment related experiences. Whether we like it or not, media have...

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JUFREX Closing Conference

5 April 2019 Sarajevo

On 5 April 2019, the Final Conference of the Joint Programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” took place in Sarajevo. “This year Council of Europe marks 70 anniversary of its work...

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Baku State University Journalism Faculty approves curriculum on gender equality and media

1 April 2019 Baku

A new curriculum on “Gender equality and media freedom” has now found its way into the programme of studies for future Azerbaijani journalists. It was developed under the Council of Europe project “Gender equality and media freedom”. The curriculum is the joint work of an expert group which...

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Which candidates do Ukrainian media favour: results of media monitoring

29 March 2019 Kyiv

On Thursday, 28 March, a press conference was held at 11:00 at Information Agency “UKINFORM” by a coalition of CSOs consisting of "The Commission on Journalism Ethics", "Human Rights Platform", "Ukrainian Media and Communications Institute" and "StopFake" on second interim results of the...

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Roundtable on the Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on National Public Broadcasting Radio-Television of Montenegro (RTCG)

8 March 2019 Podgorica

After preparation of JUFREX comprehensive analysis of media sector and providing legal opinions to two Draft media laws – Draft Law on Media and Draft Law on National Public Broadcaster (RTCG), the Council of Europe (CoE) and European Union (EU) have continued support to the reform process in...

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Raising awareness activities on gender equality and media continue in the regions of Azerbaijan

14 March 2019 Guba

Two information sessions on “Gender equality and media” were organized on 12-13 March 2019 in Guba by the Council of Europe under its project "Gender Equality and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the information sessions was to present the Code of professional ethics for Azerbaijani...

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Roundtable on best practices related to handling complaints pertaining to Transmission Code violations

6 March 2019 Tirana

In an effort to encourage self-regulation by audio-visual media operators in the country, the Albanian Audi-Visual Media Authority (AMA) organised a roundtable discussion with the recently founded Complaints’ Councils by media operators for the purpose of enabling their organisations to handle...

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New rules of the Code of Ethics for Azerbaijani journalists presented in Ganja

27-28 February 2019 Ganja

Two information sessions on “Gender equality and media” were organized on 27-28 February 2019 in Ganja by the Council of Europe under its project "Gender Equality and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan". The main aim of the information sessions was to present the Code of professional ethics for...

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Press councils and judiciary of SEE discuss self-regulation in a UNESCO and Council of Europe meeting

8-9 February 2019 Belgrade

The meeting was organized by the Press Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a part of the EU-funded Projects “Building trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey” implemented by UNESCO and the programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East...

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New course on gender equality and media to be introduced at Azerbaijan's journalism faculties

22 February 2019 Baku

The Council of Europe Project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” organised a round table on “Gender equality and media” on 22 February 2019 in Baku. The Project presented the draft curriculum on “Gender equality and media freedom” to the discussion of journalism and law faculty...

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The achievements of a Joint EU-CoE Media Project, discussed in Strasbourg

22 February 2019 Strasbourg

The results of the EU-CoE Joint Project "Promoting media freedom and pluralism in the Republic of Moldova" have been presented in Strasbourg during a round table organised by the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Moldova to the Council of Europe. The event included the screening of an...

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Training of trainers on application of Article 10 on freedom of expression in BiH judiciary

Training of trainers for judges and prosecutors in Republika Srpska

2-3 February 2019 Teslic

20 judges and prosecutors, working in different cities and on different levels of judiciary in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovian (BiH), participated in a training of trainers on application of Article 10 on freedom of expression in the national judiciary system. Alongside the discussion on...

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Final conference on JUFREX project cooperation with BiH Association of Journalists

31 January 2019 Sarajevo

On 30 January 2019, at the hotel “Europe” in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in a partnership with BiH Association of Journalists the final conference on JUFREX project cooperation with the Association was organized. The conference summarized the cooperation of JUFREX team of the Council...

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Training of Trainers on Application of the Article 10 on Freedom of Expression in BiH judiciary

Seminar for Lawyers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 and 23 January 2019 Zenica

A training of trainers on the topic of Application of the Article 10 on Freedom of Expression in BiH judiciary, was held in Zenica, BiH, on 22 and 23 January 2019. 16 Lawyers from the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are members of both Bar Associations (of Federation of BiH and of Republika...

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Azerbaijani journalists trained on Council of Europe standards on gender equality and media

26 January 2019 Baku

Three consecutive training sessions on "Gender equality and media" for journalists and students of journalism faculties were organised in Baku on 23-25 January 2019 within the CoE project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan”, in close cooperation with the State Committee on Family,...

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Models of financing of Public broadcaster in Ukraine

24 January 2019 Strasbourg

Presentation of the expert report of the Council of Europe on Ukrainian legislation concerning current and possible alternative models of financing of the Public broadcaster was held in Strasbourg on 24 January 2019. The report was requested by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of Speech...

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How to finance the Ukrainian Public Broadcaster ?

16 January 2019 Strasbourg

A presentation of the expert report of the Council of Europe on Ukrainian legislation concerning current and possible alternative models of financing of the Public broadcaster will be held in Strasbourg on 24 January 2019. The report was requested by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Freedom of...

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Presentation of the Study “Regulatory Authorities for Electronic Media and Media Literacy - Comparative analysis of the best European practices”

20 December 2018 Belgrade

Information event for stakeholders of the media community in Serbia on presentation of the Study “Regulatory Authorities for Electronic Media and Media Literacy - Comparative analysis of the best European practices” was organized by the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade, JUFREX Programme and...

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Launching of the publication “The right to access information: national and international jurisprudence” in Pristina

19 December 2018 Pristina

Press Council of Kosovo with the support of the EU/CoE Programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” launched the publication on the right to access information. It contains summary of landmark judgements of all local courts and...

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Media freedom and pluralism in Moldova get a boost

18 December 2018 Chisinau

Moldovan parliamentarians, regulators and public-service broadcasters valued highly Council of Europe and European Union assistance The closing conference of the joint Council of Europe - European Union project “Promoting media freedom and pluralism in the Republic of Moldova” was held in...

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Work meeting on Protection of Minors

14 December 2018 Sarajevo

On Friday, 14 December 2018, a work meeting of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Heregovina (BiH) and their licensees on Protection of Minors, was held in the hotel Courtyard Marriot in Sarajevo. The representatives of radio and TV stations discussed the new TV promotional video...

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Lectures on Freedom of Expression at the Faculty of Political Sciences

11 December 2018 Podgorica

Under the Joint EU/CoE Programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” two lectures were organized at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Podgorica: Media and minors and Right to information. The lectures were delivered by Dr Jelena...

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Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and the media

7-8 December 2018 Sabac

Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and the media has been organised on 7-8 December, in Sabac, Serbia under the joint EU/Council of Europe programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” and in cooperation with the Bar...

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Local and international experts discussed the draft curricula on “Gender equality and media freedom” in Azerbaijan

6 December 2018 Baku

The Council of Europe Project “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” organised its next round table on “Gender equality and media” on 5 December 2018 in Baku. The first aim of the event was to present the newly printed Code of Professional Ethics for Azerbaijani Journalists revised...

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Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and hate speech on the Internet

6 December 2018 Vlore

The joint project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, in close cooperation with the Albanian Bar Association, organised a training...

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Interprofessional training on Media reporting on judicial proceedings

5 December 2018 Nis

The Joint EU/CoE Programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” in cooperation with the Press Council of Serbia has organised an interpofessional training on Media reporting on judicial proceedings that took place on 5 December...

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EU and Council of Europe-supported film wins Prize for Cultural Diversity

29 November 2018 Chisinau, Soroca and Donduseni

The documentary "Soroca’s Great Theatre" won the prestigious ADAMI Media Prize for Cultural Diversity in Eastern Europe in the category "Information (Non-fiction)". The film directed by young filmmaker Eugeniu Popovici was produced with the assistance of the EU-CoE Joint Project "Promoting media...

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Training workshop on defamation and practical advice for journalists was organised in Pristina

30 November 2018 Pristina

Under the joint project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe organised a training workshop for journalists on national and...

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Media actors discussed physical and legal threats against journalists in Pristina

29 November 2018 Pristina

The joint project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, gathered media professionals, editors, journalists and reporters to discuss...

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Training on freedom of expression and freedom of the media for judges and prosecutors

29-30 November 2018 Budva

Under the joint EU/CoE programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of expression and the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution has organized Training for judges and prosecutors on freedom of expression and the media held on 29-30...

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Protection of privacy in the context of freedom of expression and the media - Training for lawyers

26 November 2018 Tirana

The Bar Association of Albania organized a training for its members on data privacy in the context of freedom of the media. National jurisprudence as the European Court’s of Human Rights (ECtHR) cases were used to explain national legislation and the standards set by the Court. A small moot court...

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Training of trainers for judged and public prosecutors on freedom of expression.

27-29 November 2018 Bitola

Within the scope of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX),” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a Training of trainers for judges and public...

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Closing conference organised by the Regional Platform for advocating media freedom and journalists’ safety

22-23 November 2018 Podgorica

On 22-23 November 2018, in Podgorica, Montenegro, the Regional Platform for advocating media freedom and journalists’ safety has organised a closing conference. The Regional Platform is a network of journalist associations and media trade unions in Western Balkans countries established in January...

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Training for judges and prosecutors on freedom of expression and freedom of the media

19-20 November 2018 Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia

In cooperation with the Judicial Academy of the Republic of Serbia, within the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe Programme "Strengthening the Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South East Europe (JUFREX)" a training for judges and prosecutors on...

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Training course – moot court simulation on freedom of expression

17 November 2018 Skopje

Within the scope of the Joint Project "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)" , co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a training course on freedom of expression for lawyers,...

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Interprofessional round-table on Media reporting on judicial proceedings

16 Novembre 2018 Podgorica

The Joint EU/CoE Programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” has organised an interpofessional round-table on Media reporting on judicial proceedings that took take place on 16 November 2018, in Podgorica, Montenegro. The event...

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Cascade training for judges and prosecutors on libel and hate speech

15-16 November 2018 Teslić, Bosnia and Herzegovina

At the two-day cascade training, organized by the Centre for Education of Judges and Prosecutors of Republika Srpska, held on 15-16 November 2018, the main topics were defamation and hate speech off and online from the perspective of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as from the local...

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Study Visit to Ireland to build the capacity of the Macedonian Media Literacy Network

13-14 November 2018 Dublin, Ireland

Within the scope of the joint project "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)," co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe organised in cooperation with the...

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Training for journalists in Albania: Privacy and Media Coverage; New Challenges Regarding Ethical Standards for Young Journalists

7-8 November 2018 Vlore, Albania

The Albanian Media Council (AMC) organized a two-day training on privacy in media coverage, rights and responsibilities of journalists based on the local legal framework and the journalistic Code of Ethics. The activity took place in Vlore, Albania on November 7-8, 2018. The journalists were...

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Lecture in Podgorica, Montenegro on “The Freedom of Expression – Rights and Responsibilities of Journalists in line with the European Convention on Human Rights“

5 November 2018 Podgorica

Within the joint European Union / Council of Europe programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)", and in the cooperation with the Faculty of Political Science, the Council of Europe has organised a lecture: “The Freedom of...

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Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Podgorica, Montenegro

6-7 November 2018 Podgorica

The joint European Union / Council of Europe programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)" in cooperation with the Bar Association of Montenegro has organised a Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and freedom of the...

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New audiovisual legislation elaborated with support of the Council of Europe, adopted by Moldovan Parliament

18 October 2018

The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted recently in the final reading the Audiovisual Media Services Code of the Republic of Moldova, which creates the framework required for implementation of the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). The document was drafted with the...

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Media reporting on judicial proceedings – inter-professional seminar in Belgrade

2 November 2018 Belgrade, Serbia

Under the joint EU/CoE programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)", in cooperation with the Press Council and with the support of the Judicial Academy of Serbia, an inter-professional training on media reporting on judicial...

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Respect for gender equality becomes a principle of journalistic ethics in Azerbaijan

1 November 2018

On 1 November 2018 the Azerbaijan Press Council – the journalists’ self-regulatory body – adopted amendments to its Code of Professional Ethics. A new principle titled “Protection of the principle of gender equality and non-discrimination” was introduced. The Press Council is the first to provide...

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Handbook on the implementation of Recommendation on gender equality and media is available in Azerbaijani

1 November 2018

The Council of Europe's Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on gender equality and media was adopted in July 2013. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, recognising that media hold an "immense potential for social change", has called on its member states...

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JUFREX Study visit to media literacy center in Budapest

25-26 October 2018 Budapest, Hungary

In the framework of the EU/CoE Joint Programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, the Council of Europe in cooperation with the National Media and Infocommunication Authority of Hungary (NMHH) has organised a “Study visit to the...

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JUFREX Interprofessional seminar for the representatives of judiciary and the media in BiH: Ethical reporting on judiciary and investigations

29-30 October 2018 Međugorje, BiH

Protection of integrity of judiciary institutions and their independence, through the promotion of media reporting during the court processes and prosecution investigations; improvement of cooperation, relationships and transparency between journalists and the media and the judiciary institutions...

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Promotion of Lexicon of Judiciary and Media Terms in Bosnia and Herzegovina

25 October 2018

A lexicon of Judiciary and Media Terms in Bosnia and Herzegovina, by the author Dario Novalic, created with the financial support of a joint EU and Council of Europe project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, was promoted today...

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Interprofessional seminar for the representatives of judiciary and the media in BiH: Freedom of expression and protection of right to privacy online

25 & 26 October 2018 Sarajevo, BiH

Freedom of expression online and the protection of right to privacy online are the topics in focus of the interprofessional seminar, held on 25 and 26 October in Sarajevo. Dirk Voorhoof, professor of media rights and the expert of the Council of Europe for freedom of expression, presented a few...

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Training for judges and prosecutors on safety of journalists

10 October 2018 Pristina

Under the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a one-day training on national and European Convention on Human Rights...

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Training on protection of journalistic sources and safety of journalists

11 October 2018 Pristina

Within the scope of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX),” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a training workshop for journalists and young media...

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Public discussion on legal challenges for online journalists

10 October 2018 Pristina

Under the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a public discussion with media actors was organised in Pristina, on 10...

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Training for journalists in Montenegro: Freedom of Expression and Right to Privacy. Rights and responsibilities of journalists

13-14 October 2018 Petrovac, Montenegro

In the framework of the joint EU/CoE Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, the Council of Europe and the Association of professional journalists of Montenegro have organized the Training for journalists: Freedom of...

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Regional Conference for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers on freedom of expression: Right to privacy and good administration of justice

18-19 October 2018 Skopje

Within the scope of the Joint Programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a regional conference on freedom of expression and good...

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Spreading gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan

18 October 2018

The media plays a significant role in shaping opinions, attitudes and mentalities. Integrating a gender equality perspective in this area is therefore a powerful tool to induce social changes. However, the presence of sexism and degrading images, and the way the media cover and treat issues of...

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Training for lawyers on Freedom of expression and Defamation

9-10 October 2018 Bitola, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

Under the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, on 9 and 10 October 2018, the Council of Europe co-organised, in...

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Seminar on Article 10 of European Convention on Human Rights: Freedom of Expression in local courts of BiH

13-14 September 2018 Bjelašnica, BiH

Svjetlana Milišić-Veličkovski Judge of the Supreme Court of the Federation of BiH and Council of Europe educator on Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, has opened the third cascade training for judges and prosecutors, organised in partnership between the Council of Europe and...

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Scientific Conference on Challenges of Implementing European Standards of Freedom of Expression in the Albanian Context organised in Tirana

5 October 2018 Tirana

The Albanian School of Magistrates organized its annual conference on freedom of expression issues. Entitled “Challenges of Implementing European Standards of Freedom of Expression in the Albanian Context”, the conference engaged attending judges and prosecutors in a discussion on how Albanian...

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The Code of Professional Ethics for Azerbaijani journalists will be amended from a gender equality perspective

3 October 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

On 3 October 2018 the Council of Europe Project “Gender Equality and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan” organised a round table on “Gender equality and media” to discuss the Code of Professional Ethics for Azerbaijani journalists revised from a gender equality perspective within the Project in Baku....

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Training for journalists on protection of whistlebowers

20 September 2018 Pristina

A one-day training for journalists on protection of whistleblowers and access to public documents was organised in Pristina, Kosovo* on 20 September 2018 under the framework of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”,...

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Inter-professional discussion on increasing role of whistleblowers

19 September 2018 Pristina

Under the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, an inter-professional discussion was organised in Pristina on 19...

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Workshop on strengthening the Media Information Literacy (MIL) Network through transferring experiences

21 September 2018 Skopje

Under the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, on 21 September 2018, the Council of Europe co-organised, in...

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Documentary films produced with support of the Council of Europe screened in Chisinau

15 September 2018 Chisinau, Moldova

On 15 September 2018, the Council of Europe organised the screening of two documentary films produced by Telefilm-Chisinau Department of the public service broadcasting Teleradio-Moldova following a series of training seminars on planning and producing TV documentaries organised by the EU-CoE...

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Training seminar on media monitoring for the broadcasting regulatory authority of Moldova

10-14 September 2018 Chisinau. Moldova

On 10-14 September 2018, the Council of Europe organised in Chisinau, Moldova a training seminar for the members and staff members of the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual (CCA) on how to apply to their daily work the CCA’s revised media monitoring methodology. The event was organised within...

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Training on the right to access public information, good administration of justice and protection of journalists

6-7 September 2018 Suhareka, Kosovo*

A two day training for newly appointed prosecutors was held on 6-7 September 2018 in Suhareka, Kosovo*. Organised by the Academy of Justice within the scope of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX),” co-funded by the...

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Training on freedom of expression in relation to media - defamation & good administration of justice

4-5 September 2018 Suhareka, Kosovo*

Within the scope of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX),” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a training on defamation and good administration of...

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A new study is out: Media regulatory framework and the online media – the Macedonian case

20 August 2018

Within the scope of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX),” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a Study on the media regulatory framework and the online...

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The Council of Europe Recommendation on Media Pluralism and Transparency of Media Ownership is now available in Macedonian and Albanian languages

1 August 2018

The Recommendation encourages member states to support quality independent and investigative journalism, whilst fully respecting the editorial and operational autonomy of the media. The recommendation also provides guidelines which are to assure visibility of diverse content across a number of...

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Training on freedom of expression and defamation took place in Skopje

10-11 July 2018 Skopje

Within the scope of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX),” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a training course on freedom of expression and...

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Regional conference for media regulatory authorities held in Ohrid

5-6 July 2018 Ohrid

Under the joint EU/CoE Programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe" (JUFREX) the Council of Europe has organised a Regional conference for media regulatory authorities, held on 5 and 6 July 2018, in Ohrid. Two comparative studies on best...

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Journalists in the regions of Azerbaijan trained on gender equality and media freedom

4-6 July 2018 Mingachevir, Ganja and Gazakh, Azerbaijan

Three training sessions on “Gender equality and media freedom: the Council of Europe standards” for journalists and representatives of civil society were organised in three regions of Azerbaijan – Mingachevir, Ganja and Gazakh – on 4-6 July 2018 within the CoE project “Gender equality and media...

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Interprofessional roundtable discussion between the judiciary and media professionals intends to lay the ground for better court reporting

27 June 2018 Tirana

Changes to the law on judicial reform in Albania have designated a new role to be created at every court and prosecutor's office called the magistrate for the press, a function that will be exercised by or under the supervision of a judge or prosecutor appointed for public relations. The School...

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JUFREX inter-professional seminar: Mediation in support of freedom of expression - Media regulation and self-regulation before the court

22 June 2018 Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mediation of the self-regulatory and regulatory body before the court proceeding is still an inadequately utilised potential in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s legal framework, in terms of protection of freedom of expression, especially in libel and defamation cases. Enhancement of the mediation and...

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Albanian journalists sound the alarm on copyright issues at a roundtable discussion entitled “Copyright, not the right to copy”

25 June 2018 Tirana

The Albanian Media Council organized a roundtable on "Copyright, not the right to copy" in Tirana on 25 June 2018 focusing on media copyright issues, especially online. The activity aimed at fostering discussions over the challenges faced by Albanian journalists regarding copyright and...

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2nd Steering Committee Meeting of Moldova Project

15 June 2018 Chisinau

The Council of Europe Project on “Promoting Media Freedom and Pluralism in Moldova” organised its second and last steering committee meeting in Chisinau on the 15th of June 2018. Fifteen representatives of the state authorities, including the Chairperson of the Media Commission of the...

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Round Table on the revised and updated Monitoring Methodology of the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual

14 June 2018 Chisinau

A round table discussion was hold on the 14th of June in Chisinau on the revised monitoring methodology for the Coordinating Council of the Audiovisual (CCA), the regulatory Authority of the Republic of Moldova. This document was drafted by the independent Council of Europe expert Rast’o Kuzel in...

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Official Opening of a Training Centre of the Broadcasting Company Teleradio-Moldova

14 June 2018 Chisinau

“We’ve been waiting for 25 years and now finally the Training Centre is open and functional”, said the TV and radio journalist at Teleradio Moldova. Participants very much valued the practical training sessions offered and took steps to engage as internal trainers: “This is the recognition of my...

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Training sessions on gender equality and media freedom in the regions of Azerbaijan

30-31 May 2018 Azerbaijan

Two training sessions on “Gender equality and media freedom: the Council of Europe standards” for journalists and representatives of civil society were organised in the two regions of Azerbaijan – Shaki and Zaqatala on 30-31 May 2018 within the CoE project “Gender equality and media freedom in...

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Joint Training for Trainers for judges and prosecutors of Kosovo* and Albania

17-18 May 2018 Pristina

A two-day training for trainers of judges and prosecutors from Kosovo* and Albania took place in Pristina on 17-18 May 2018. Participants had an opportunity to expand their knowledge on freedom of expression and methodology on delivering training on this topic. Participants were presented with...

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Steering Committee discussed draft revised version of Code of ethics for Azerbaijani journalists from a gender equality perspective

11 May 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe Project on “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” organised its first steering committee meeting in Baku on 11 May 2018. Twenty representatives of the state authorities, including the State Committee on Family, Women and Children Affairs, the Ombudsman Office and...

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Legal clinic on strategic litigation with focus on privacy and right to access public documents in Pristina (JUFREX)

29-30 March 2018 Pristina

The legal clinic on strategic litigation focusing on local and international standards on privacy and access to public documents took place on 29-30 March 2018 in Pristina. Around 13 young male and female lawyers participated in the training. The legal clinic was delivered by Council of Europe...

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The right to freedom of expression: Training on national and international standards on privacy and access to public documents in Pristina (JUFREX)

27-28 March 2018 Pristina

The training on national and international standards on privacy and access to public documents took place on 27-28 March in Pristina. In total, about 15 participants including, judges, prosecutors and trainers participated in the training. The first day of the training was dedicated to privacy....

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Public presentation of the Media sector inquiry in Montenegro

5 April 2018 Podgorica, Montenegro

The JUFREX project has organised on 5 April 2018 in Podgorica a Public presentation of the Media sector inquiry in Montenegro. The inquiry provides a comprehensive analysis of the media sector in Montenegro, including the assessment of impact and consequences of different regulative mechanisms...

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