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

17-18 May 2018 Pristina

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

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

11 May 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

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

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

29-30 March 2018 Pristina

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

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

27-28 March 2018 Pristina

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

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Public presentation of the Media sector inquiry in Montenegro

5 April 2018 Podgorica, Montenegro

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

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Key achievements of the media projects of the Council of Europe in Ukraine

The Council of Europe is the only international organisation that has developed a comprehensive set of standards guaranteeing the right to freedom of expression and information. Projects aiming to support the media reforms have been implemented by the Council of Europe in Ukraine since 2008. 5...

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Seminar on Article 10 of ECHR in Konjic: Freedom of Expression in local courts of BiH 

22-23 February 2018 Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ”This is the famous quote of George Orwell, used by Svjetlana Milišić-Veličkovski, the Judge of the Cantonal Court Sarajevo and JUFREX certified trainer on Article 10 ECHR, as an oppening line for...

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Inter-professional seminar on protection of journalists and freedom of expression through an efficient judiciary in Mostar

23 - 24 February 2017 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Attacks and threats that journalists in BiH are faced with are a serious threats to freedom of expression. In order to improve the security of journalists, investigations of the attacks as well as judicial procedures should be more efficient. How to accomplish it was the key question the...

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Training with judges and prosecutors on Freedom of Expression & Defamation - National and International Standards in Pristina

22-23 February 2018 Pristina

In close cooperation with the Academy of Justice, JUFREX has organised a two-day training with judges and prosecutors. Around 30 participants including judges, prosecutors and trainers participated in the training. The group was comprised of representatives of both Serb and Albanian communities...

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Training for lawyers on Freedom of Expression & Defamation - Local and International Standards in Pristina

21 February 2018 Pristina

Together with the Bar Association, JUFREX organised a training for lawyers on national and international standards on defamation. About 20 young lawyers participated in the training. The training was organised in three sessions: national legal framework on defamation, national institutional...

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Training for lawyers on defamation cases organised in Tirana

23 February 2018 Tirana, Albania

A one day in-service training for lawyers entitled “The balancing exercise of defamation cases—Balancing reputation rights and freedom of speech” was organised on 23 February in Tirana, Albania, by the Albanian Bar Association within the framework of the EU/CoE Joint Programme “Reinforcing...

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The Council of Europe starts a new project on Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan

27 February 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe organised a round table on “Gender equality and media” on 27 February 2018 in Baku. The main aim of the round table was to raise awareness on the CoE standards on gender equality and media freedom, to present a new project of the Council of Europe on “Gender equality and...

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The public broadcaster of Moldova diversifies its content with support of the Council of Europe

20 February 2018 Chisinau, Moldova

The Council of Europe and the public broadcaster Teleradio-Moldova officially opened the Documentary Films Department Telefim-Chisinau. The re-launching Telefilm-Chisinau after about 25 years was possible due to assistance provided by the Joint Project between the European Union and the Council...

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Meeting and discussion on the legislative framework relating to audio-visual communication and media freedom in Tunis

22 February 2018 Tunis, Tunisia

Inaugurated by Mr Mohamed Naceur, President of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People. (ARP), the meeting and discussion on the legislative framework relating to the audio-visual communication and media freedom, organised at the initiative of the Parliamentary Committee on rights and...

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