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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