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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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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