New project “Legal Education in the Field of Freedom of Expression in Ukraine”

16 February 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Project “Legal Education in the Field of Freedom of Expression in Ukraine” was launched on 15 February 2021 and will be implemented over four months. The Project is funded by the voluntarily contribution of the Government of Flanders in the framework of the Council of Europe...

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New Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Media freedom, Internet governance and Personal data protection in Georgia” launched

9 February 2021 Strasbourg

On 1 February 2021, the Council of Europe has started implementation of the new Project “Strengthening Media Freedom, Internet Governance and Personal Data Protection in Georgia”. The Project will be implemented for 24 months and is funded by the voluntarily contributions of donors in the...

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Call for tender – technical consultancy services for Moroccan national experts

9 February 2021 Strasbourg

Within the framework of its 2018-2021 Neighbourhood Partnership with Morocco, the Council of Europe is implementing a project aiming at promoting freedom of expression and media pluralism in Morocco. This is a call for tenders for the provision of technical consultancy services for Moroccan...

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JUFREX2: Training of trainers on Protection and Safety of Journalists

1 February 2021 Online

The Training of Trainers on the Protection and Safety of journalists was organised within the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” with the aim to support capacities of the national training institutions in Serbia to...

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Slovenian professionals first to benefit from the CoE HELP course on Freedom of Expression

27 January 2021 Strasbourg

A group of 30 Slovenian professionals will be taking the Council of Europe HELP course on Freedom of Expression in the upcoming period, in the first ever tutored course group following the update of the course in 2020. The course was launched on 22 January in cooperation with the Judicial...

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Training of future HELP tutors in Morocco

18 December 2020 Morocco

Within the framework of the projects “Promoting freedom of expression and media pluralism in Morocco” and “Support to personal data protection in Morocco” , Tuesday 15th of December, representatives of the Communication Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Youth and Sports of Morocco,...

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Regulation of Political advertising - a comparative study with reflections on the situation in South-East Europe

17 December 2020 Strasbourg

The study addresses the issue of political campaigning and advertising from a media regulatory perspective and offers guidelines, in line with European standards and best practices in this field. Regulatory authorities, beneficiaries of JUFREX has actively contributed to preparation of the Study...

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Supporting Albanian legal professionals in addressing their training needs on freedom of expression standards

16 December 2020 TIrana

Representatives of the High Judicial Council (HJC), High Prosecutorial Council (HPC), School of Magistrates (SoM) as well as media magistrates, local and international experts on freedom of expression attended an online session organised by the School of Magistrates with the support of the...

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Training of Trainers on the online courses: “Freedom of Expression” and “Safety and protection of journalists”

15-16 December 2020 Western Balkans

The Training of Trainers on HELP Methodology for the online courses: “Freedom of expression” and “Safety and protection of journalists” was organised on 15-16 December 2020 and promoted the courses that have been jointly developed by the Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal...

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

14 December 2020 Strasbourg

Cascade training on hate speech for the judiciary and police members of Republika Srpska gathered 15 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 the European...

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Cascade training on defamation for judges and prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

14 December 2020 Strasbourg

Judges and prosecutors from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), participated in a cascade training on the application of the The Law on Protection against Defamation in the judiciary system. The participants were trained on defamation through the case-law of the European Court of Human...

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Trainings on freedom of expression for judicial and prosecutorial assistants in Serbia

11 December 2020 Serbia

Continuing the planned training activities and promoting standards for safeguarding freedom of expression and freedom of the media at the national level remains a priority for the European Union, Council of Europe and Judicial Academy of Republic of Serbia. To ensure everyone’s safety, in 2020...

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Students of Tirana University are trained in European Standards on Freedom of Expression and the Media

3 December 2020 Tirana

Students of Faculty of Law and Journalism of Tirana University are trained in European standards on freedom of expression and the media With the support from a grant from Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania (JUFREX 2), a joint project of EU and Council of Europe in the...

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Roundtable on protection and safety of journalists ‘‘Women journalists and risks to violence against women’’

9 December 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Office in Pristina, under framework of projects EU/CoE “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX2)” and "Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence - Phase II" organised a roundtable discussion addressing issues related to...

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The legislative framework of the fight against disinformation in Europe presented in Morocco

4 December 2020 Morocco

Within the framework of the Project Promoting Freedom of Expression and Media Pluralism in Morocco, on Monday, 30 November, the executives of the Communication Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Youth and Sports of Morocco exchanged views on the existing legislative mechanisms in Europe...

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Mr. Walid Salem, Council of Europe Expert Gender, Violence and Media, Mme Cristina Oddone, Council of Europe Expert

The role of disinformation in times of crisis: how to cover the news on Covid 19 in the context of information disorder

28 and 29 November 2020 online

Two training sessions were held online by the Council of Europe together with the Moroccan Young Journalists’ Forum FMJJ. The two training sessions addressed two of the partners’ priorities: the fight against disinformation and how to address violence against women (VAW) in the media in the...

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Freedom of Expression: the basic principles and conditions for limitation of FoE (JUFREX 2)

3 December 2020 Online

The EU-CoE action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Kosovo* - JUFREX 2” in cooperation with the Bar Association organised training for lawyers in the field of freedom of expression and the criteria for restricting this right, from 03-04 December 2020. For two days the CoE...

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Moldova joins the Tromsø convention on access to public documents

1 December 2020 Strasbourg

On 1st December 2020 the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents has officially entered into force. The Convention is informally called the Tromsø Convention after a small city in northern Norway, the world’s important cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, where it was...

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Whistleblowing and the media: The whistleblowers as source of information

26 November 2020 Online

On 26 November, the HF JUFREX “ Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Kosovo* organised a training for journalists on whistleblowing and its importance for transparency. The event has been co-organised with the beneficiary organisation the Association of Journalists. Journalists from...

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The Moldovan National Public Broadcaster, Teleradio-Moldova commences the transition phase to a Convergent Newsroom

24 November 2020 Strasbourg

Supporting the National Public Broadcaster in Moldova, Teleradio-Moldova, in its efforts to modernise, increase market competitivity and become more efficient, on 24 November, a team of local and international media experts presented the final Strategy and Action Plan towards unifying the company...

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JUFREX: two day training for judges and prosecutors on defamation and protection of reputation

24 November 2020 Online

The EU-CoE JUFREX action in cooperation with the partner institution the Academy of Justice organised a two day training for judges and prosecutors on defamation and protection of reputation, on 24-25 November 2020. About 40 judges and prosecutors from different courts/prosecutions attended the...

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Online presentation of the “Review of the provisions of the Code on audio-visual media services regarding protection of minors”

23 November 2020 Strasbourg

Regulatory Communications Agency (CRA), European Union and Council of Europe have organised a webinar – presentation of an expert study on “Review of the provisions of the Code on audio-visual media services regarding protection of minors”. The study was prepared by the Council of Europe expert...

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Cascade training on whistleblowers’ protection for judges and prosecutors of Republika Srpska

20 November 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Judges and prosecutors from Republika Srpska participated in a cascade training on the protection of whistleblowers and on defamation on 12 and 13 November 2020. The training tackled both the regulatory framework of European Union and the Council of Europe and the domestic legislation, together...

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Online training on “Accessibility of media content for people with disabilities in light of the revised European Union Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)”

18 November 2020 Serbia

Human Rights: a reality for all Accessibility of media content for people with disabilities The online training on “Accessibility of media content for people with disabilities in light of the revised European Union Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)” for employees of Regulatory...

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Inter-professional webinar on Regulation and self-regulation and Hate speech

19 November 2020 Online

A two-part inter-professional seminar on Mediation of self-regulatory and regulatory body before the court proceedings and on Hate speech was held on 5 and 6 November in a webinar format and has gathered the media professionals and representatives of the judiciary. Among the goals of the webinar...

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HELP online course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights launched in Georgia

17 November 2020 Online

The Council of Europe launched the online Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on Personal Data Protection and Privacy Rights in Georgia. The course will familiarise up to 30 staff members of various State Institutions, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs of...

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Hands on Training on Cases of Freedom of Expression for Students of Legal Clinic of Tirana University

16 November 2020 Tirana

A group of students from the Legal Clinic of the Faculty of Law of Tirana University analysed facts of real cases related to issues of freedom of expression under the guidance of Res Publica and Council of Europe experts. Students learned how to differentiate between facts and opinions, apply...

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Cascade training-webinar on whistleblowers’ protection for judges and prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

5-6 November 2020 Online

Judges and prosecutors from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) participated in a cascade training on whistleblowers’ protection, that was organised online on 5 and 6 November 2020 During the training, the experts presented on the European Court of Human Rights case-law, existing...

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JUFREX 2: Albania Supports the Bar Association of Albania in Training Lawyers in Protection of Journalists

30 October 2020 Tirana

Protection and safety of journalists remains a key concern for the European Union and Council of Europe. In this context the EU and CoE joint Action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania” in collaboration with the Bar Association. With a purpose to raise the capacities and...

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Inter- professional hybrid workshop: Media coverage of the war heritage, war crime trials and reconciliation processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

19 and 20 October 2020 Trebević

An inter-professional hybrid workshop on Media coverage of the war heritage, war crime trials and reconciliation processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), gathered together the media professionals and representatives of the judiciary. The goal of the workshop was to enhance understanding of the...

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Cascade training on defamation for judges and prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

1 and 2 October 2020 Teslic

Judges and prosecutors from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), participated in a cascade training on the application of the Law on Protection against Defamation in the judiciary system. The participants were trained on defamation and defamation laws through case studies, the case-law of...

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Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX)

Protection of freedom of expression and safety of journalists

2 October 2020 Online

Attacks against journalists and other media actors constitute particularly serious violations of human rights because they target not only individuals, but deprive others of their right to receive information, thus restricting public debate, which is at the heart of pluralist democracy....

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Cascade training on defamation for judges and prosecutors of Republika Srpska

29 and 30 September 2020 Sarajevo

Judges and prosecutors from Republika Srpska participated in a cascade training on Defamation in the judiciary system. The goal of the seminar was to raise the capacities of local judiciary on the standards of freedom of expression and defamation, as set by the European Convention on Human Rights...

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Albanian Alliance for Ethical Media Establish Self-Regulation Mechanisms

1 October 2020 Tirana

With the purpose of actively engaging media, particularly online, to abide by the journalistic Code of Ethics in February 2020 in Albania the Alliance for Ethical Media was established. Furthering its commitment to improve the media ethics environment in Albania, JUFREX 2, a joint CoE/EU Project...

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ECHR case-law related to privacy and data protection - guidance for the State Inspector’s Service in Georgia

18-19 September 2020 Telavi

The two-day training, in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights related to privacy and data protection has gathered 20 participants from various departments of the State Inspector’s Service (national data protection authority). During the training, the participants received...

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Guidelines available in Serbian

Safeguarding privacy in the media

22 September 2020 Online

The Council of Europe’s “Guidelines on safeguarding privacy in the media” have been translated into Serbian under the joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022", and action on "Freedom of expression and...

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Training of trainers on freedom of expression for judges and prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

23 September 2020 Strasbourg

Judges and prosecutors from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), participated in a training of trainers on the right to freedom of expression and the application of the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the judiciary system. The participants were trained on...

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Call for tenders: service delivery to carry out an expertise mission for the modernization of INAI's information system (IS) (new version)

17 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the joint European Union/Council of Europe program: “Support Independent Bodies in Tunisia (PAII-T)”. The main objectives of the project are to accompany the establishment of the independent bodies foreseen by the Constitution of 2014 as well as...

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Cascade training on freedom of expression for lawyers of Republika Srpska

16 September 2020 Strasbourg

Lawyers who are working in different parts of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, participated in a cascade training on the right to freedom of expression and the application of the Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the judiciary system. The goal of the seminar...

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Information meetings for regional TV and radio managers

9 September 2020 Strasbourg

On 8-9 September, the Council of Europe organised two information meetings for the managers of the regional TV and radio outlet managers supported by the Communications Commission (regulatory body) and the Alliance of Regional Media Outlets of Georgia. The meetings aimed at sharing information...

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Cascade training on freedom of expression for judges and prosecutors in Republika Srpska

9 September 2020 Banja Luka

20 judges and prosecutors participated in a cascade training on the right to freedom of expression and the application of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the judiciary system. This seminar was the first one organised combining online and offline participation. On...

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The monitoring of media coverage of local elections by the coalition of SCOs with the support of the Council of Europe launched

7 September 2020 Kyiv

On 7 September 2020 the coalition of civil society organisations with the support of the Project “European Union and Council of Europe working together to support freedom of media in Ukraine” is launching the monitoring of media coverage of 2020 local elections in Ukraine. The aim of the...

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Workshop on Communications and Working Strategy for the Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia

4 September 2020 Strasbourg

On 25-26 August, the Council of Europe organised a two-day workshop for the Charter of Journalistic Ethics – the media self-regulatory body of Georgia. The event was opened by the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Natalia Voutova, and the Executive Director of the Charter of...

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Resolution on child online safety, supported by the Council of Europe, entered into force

4 September 2020 Strasbourg

On 1 September, Resolution on the adoption of the regulations for publishing online information that poses a threat to the child entered into force. The Resolution has been adopted by the Communications Commission of Georgia (regulatory body) with the expert assistance on behalf of the Council of...

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Council of Europe's work on information society presented to Ambassadors to Belgrade

3 September 2020 Strasbourg

Patrick Penninckx, the Head of the Information Society Department addressed the Ambassadors to Belgrade in a webinar on the 3rd of September 2020. He presented the work of the Council of Europe in the fields of freedom of expression, media freedom, data protection and artificial intelligence. He...

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15 new community radio stations in Tunisia receive equipment

13 August 2020 Tunis

A first batch of equipment was handed over to fifteen new association radios on Friday, August 7, 2020. This distribution took place in Tunis, during an official ceremony organized by the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA), when the latter had just granted the radios...

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Workshop for representatives of regional media: Media regulations during electoral processes – international and domestic standards

31 July 2020 Batumi

International and domestic standards related to media coverage during elections were discussed at the workshop in Batumi Regional media representatives discussed various aspects of media coverage during elections at the workshop “Media regulations during electoral process – international and...

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New Council of Europe HELP course on Protection and Safety of Journalists publicly available

21 July 2020 Strasbourg

The new Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Protection and Safety of Journalists is now available on the HELP online platform. The course was developed jointly with the Council of Europe Information Society Department, under the action “Freedom of...

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Handover ceremony of the HELP online course certificates on Data Protection and Privacy Rights

17 July 2020

On 17 July 2020, the Council of Europe organised the handover ceremony of certificates to the participants of the HELP online course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights. The event was opened by the State Inspector Londa Toloraia and the Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia,...

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Training on Legal Writing for State Inspector’s Service

9 July 2020 Online

On 8 July 2020 the Council of Europe launched the online training on Legal Writing techniques for the staff of State Inspector’s Service of Georgia. The training enrols the staff members of the Service responsible for drafting administrative decisions and providing legal opinions in the field of...

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Regional online round table “Elections, pandemic and disinformation”

7 July 2020 Strasbourg

In order to maintain the yearly dialogue among media regulatory authorities, under the auspices of the European Union/Council of Europe joint action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, a regional online round table “Elections, pandemic and...

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Training seminars on planning and production of documentary films with focus on social issues and human rights in the Republic of Moldova

6 July 2020

Within its project « Promoting European Standards in the Audio-visual Regulation in the Republic of Moldova », the Council of Europe, together with Telefim Chisinau supports 16 young film-makers to mainstream human rights and social issues in their documentaries. Therefore, online training...

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Updated course on Freedom of Expression available on the HELP platform

29 june 2020 Strasbourg

An updated version of the Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Freedom of Expression is now available on the HELP online platform. The course, which was initially developed in 2016, was updated, rebuilt and modernised jointly with the Council of Europe...

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Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade

16 June 2020 Belgrade

With the aim of contributing to the quality of education on freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia, on 16 June the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade and the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade. The document...

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Defamation and Insult legislation in North Macedonia: Step by step

12 June 2020 Skopje

The second webinar which was a follow-up to the webinar held in April 2020, took place today, 12 June 2020 in Skopje, North Macedonia. The webinar was focusing on the new local and regional developments in the defamation and insult legislation. Professional journalists, representatives of the...

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High-level online discussion on countering impunity for the crimes against journalists in Ukraine

8 June 2020 Strasbourg

“Journalists in Ukraine are facing risks every day, while doing their work in the East of the country, during the quarantine and covering important topics. We believe that all crimes against journalists have to be investigated in a good quality and as quickly as possible. We are committed to it....

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Youngest and the world of media

19 May 2020 Strasbourg

Children are surrounded by the media from their birth – media and communication platforms and content are part of their environment; children are active users of the media. Making children media literate means having future society of aware and responsible individuals. Within the joint EU and...

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Support to freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Albania: Grant agreements signed with Albanian partners

19 May 2020 Strasbourg

The joint CoE/EU Project “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania (JUFREX 2)” has reached a commitment of collaborating through grants with four Albanian partners: the School of Magistrates, the Bar Association, the Albanian Media Council and Res Publica. The Action under the...

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Democracy Talks: the role of Public Broadcaster in a time of crisis

14 May 2020 Strasbourg

Patrick Penninckx, head of the Council of Europe Information Society Department, together with the Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine, Tobias Thyberg, will make an opening speech at the web-conference “Democracy Talks: The role of Public Broadcaster in time of crisis” on 14 May (15.00-16.30). The...

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Awarded Moldovan documentary "Soroca's Great Theater" now available online

12 May 2020 Chisinau

This week Telefilm-Chisinau organised the online premiere of the documentary "Soroca's Great Theater". By now it was only screened in cinemas. The documentary shows the life of ordinary Roma people from Soroca town in the north of Moldova, aiming at raising awareness about human rights and...

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Improving the defamation and insult practice in North Macedonia

3 May 2020 Skopje

The first webinar on Improving Defamation and Insult practice in North Macedonia took place on 30 April 2020, sharing with actors and partners in the field key knowledge and information about the implementation of the Law on Civil Liability of Defamation and Insult and fostering the process of...

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Invitation to tender for purchase of international consultancy services

30 April 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Project “Promoting European standards in the audio-visual regulation in the Republic of Moldova”, implemented within the Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2017-2020, is launching the tender procedure for purchase of international consultancy services to support the...

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Support to freedom of expression in Serbia: Grant agreement signed with Judicial Academy

27 April 2020 Belgrade

The Grant agreement between joint EU/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX)” and the Judicial Academy, Republic of Serbia (JA) has been signed. Through joint activities, from May 2020 to December 2021, judges and prosecutors will be provided...

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Webinar on COVID-19 pandemic for media in Ukraine

Safety of journalists, best international recommendations and new Ukrainian regulations

14 April 2020 Strasbourg

How does COVID-19 quarantine impact work of the media? What are the existing international recommendations on safe operation of media (including measures to ensure personal safety and health of journalists covering the events) these days? What are the most widespread violations of freedom of...

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Webinar on legal issues in the operation of the reformed Ukrainian media

1 April 2020 Strasbourg

The webinar “Legal issues in the operation of the reformed Ukrainian media” was organised on 30 March by the Joint Project “EU and Council of Europe working together to support freedom of media in Ukraine” (JP-Media) and engaged 16 participants from all over Ukraine, editors of regional and...

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The new Project “Promoting European standards in the audio-visual regulation of the Republic of Moldova” was launched

31 March 2020 Strasbourg

The “Promoting European standards in the audio-visual regulation of the Republic of Moldova” Project was launched on 1 March 2020 and its implementation period is 14 months. The Project is implemented within the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova for 2017-2020. The...

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1st workshop for the Police officers in Montenegro

12 March 2020 Budva

Safety of journalists is one of the key elements of the Action "Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro (JUFREX)". In order to ensure proper implementation of relevant Council of Europe standards, JUFREX will work with judicial representatives and police officers and build...

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Study visit of journalists from the MENA region to Tunis: lively debate on women's rights and gender representations in the media

20 February 2020 Tunis

Within the framework of the joint program co-financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe, „Ensuring Sustainable Democratic Governance and Human Rights in the Southern Mediterranean (South Programme III)”, implemented by the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe organised, in...

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Advancing protection of human rights and freedoms for the people of Kosovo*

13 February 2020 Pristina

More efficient justice system, enjoyment of equal rights for all the citizens and guaranteed freedom of expression and freedom of the media are of the utmost importance for the people of Kosovo, thus further reforms need to be undertaken to ensure these. This was underlined at today’s First...

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Ukrainian experts are searching for effective instruments for countering disinformation and fake news in media

10 February 2020 Kyiv

EU-CoE Joint Project “EU and Council of Europe working together to support freedom of media in Ukraine” jointly with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport of Ukraine organised an Expert round table “Search for effective instruments for countering information disorder” in Kyiv on 7 February....

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Better access to media for people with sensory disabilities: self-regulatory document based on European standards

31 January 2020 Skopje

The workshop devoted to expanding an access to media for people with sensory disabilities conducted with the Agency for Audio and Audio-visual Media Services under the Action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia” (JUFREX2), the part of the “Horizontal Facility for...

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Training sessions for speaker-judges and judge candidates organised in Baku

31 January 2020 Baku

The Council of Europe organised two training sessions on “the Judiciary and the media” and “Council of Europe standards on gender equality and media freedom” for the speaker-judges and the judge candidates on 29-30 January 2020 in Baku in partnership with the Academy of Justice. The training...

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Workshop on “Media coverage of elections” organised in Baku

17 January 2020 Baku

The Council of Europe organised an information workshop on Media coverage of elections under its project “Reinforcing gender equality and other ethical standards in Azerbaijani media” in partnership with the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 16...

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Tunisia: Recruitment of three (3) long-term national consultants for the National Authority for Access to Information (INAI).

10 January 2019 Strasbourg

In the framework of the joint project "Support 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 accompanies and supports the setting up of the independent bodies in Tunisia provided for in...

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First Roundtable on Safety of Journalists in Georgia organized on 13 December

16 December 2019 Tbilisi

The Roundtable took place on 13 December in Tbilisi under the project “Supporting Freedom of Media and Internet in Georgia”. It gathered small group of main stakeholders in the field including representatives from Government, civil society, Public Defender’s Office, respective training centers...

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1st steering committee: Support for Tunisian independent bodies at the heart of the priorities of the European Union and the Council of Europe

16 December 2019 Tunis

The European Union, the Council of Europe as well as representatives of the Tunisian independent authorities and civil society gathered for the first meeting of the steering committee of the “Project to Support Independent Bodies in Tunisia” (PAII-T) to assess the progress and prospects of the...

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5th Georgian Internet Governance Forum GeoIGF 2019

13 November 2019 Tbilisi

The 5th Georgian Internet Governance Forum GeoIGF 2019 took place in Tbilisi on 13 November 2019. The forum concerned current challenges in Georgia in the field of internet. The forum has been opened by Nikoloz Alavidze - Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development; Cristian Urse –...

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The Council of Europe launches a new media project in Azerbaijan

6 November 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe organised a launching conference to present its new project on “Reinforcing gender equality and other ethical standards in Azerbaijani media” to national counterparts and international organisations on 6 November 2019 in Baku. It is a follow-up project of the previous CoE...

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The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia (JUFREX 2)” held in Skopje

15 October 2019 Skopje

The meeting brought together representatives of Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors, Association of Journalists of Macedonia, Ministry of Interior, Bar Association, Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, Faculty of Law “Lustinianus Primus” – Skopje, Centre for SEELS, Secretariat...

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The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” held in Belgrade

11 October 2019 Belgrade

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX2)” has been successfully organized. The meeting brought together representatives of Judicial Academy, Ministry of Interior, Bar Association, Regulatory Authority for Electronic...

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Call for tender

4 October 2019 Strasbourg

Within the framework of its 2018-2021 Neighbourhood Partnership with Morocco, the Council of Europe is implementing a project aiming at promoting freedom of expression and media pluralism in Morocco. The project is implemented by the Council of Europe in the framework of its partnership agreement...

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Moldovans invited to learn and celebrate diversity through movies

2 October 2019 Chisinau

Documentary films are an extremely powerful medium of raising awareness about human rights and diversity issues and inspiring change. This is why the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau is organising in partnership with Telefilm-Chisinau Department of the public service broadcasting and the...

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Call for tenders for the provision of consultancy services in the field of freedom of expression and media pluralism

1 October 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe constitutes a pool of experts consultants having specific expertise in various topics in the field of freedom of expression and media pluralism in order to support the implementation of the joint EU-CoE programme “Support to independent instances in Tunisia – (PAII-T) “ and...

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European Union and Council of Europe continue supporting freedom of expression and freedom of media in Bosnia and Herzegovina

26 September 2019 Sarajevo

The first meeting of Steering Committee of the Action on “Freedom of the expressions and freedom of media in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (JUFREX 2), funded through the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II, was held in Sarajevo on...

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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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