Round table on the “Professional media regulation: European Standards, Practice and Perspectives for Georgia”

18 July 2022 Georgia

The Council of Europe organised a round table discussion on the “Professional media regulation: European Standards, Practice and Perspectives for Georgia”. Online discussions involved the representatives of various media and civil society organisations active in the field of media and aimed at...

Read More

A week of Human Rights Documentaries marked across Moldova

11-17 July 2022 Republic of Moldova

In the context of the Council of Europe Week in the Republic of Moldova to mark the 27th anniversary of the country's accession to the Council of Europe, during 11-17 July 2022, five open-air screenings of documentary films took place in five localities in the Republic of Moldova, covering the...

Read More

Seminar on “Freedom of Expression standards and professional media regulation: Council of Europe and EU practices”

14-15 July 2022 Georgia

A seminar on “Freedom of Expression standards and professional media regulation: Council of Europe and EU practices” was organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. The 2-day hybrid-format event brought...

Read More

Call for tenders: consultancy services under the project ‘Enhancing Freedom of expression and access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina'

18 July 2022 Online

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a project on ‘Enhancing freedom of expression and freedom of access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFEx)’, funded through the voluntary contribution of Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The...

Read More

MEDIA AND GENDER - Towards a balanced gender representation and participation in the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 July 2022 Online

The Study on ‘Media and Gender: Towards a balanced gender representation and participation in the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ serves as basis for the development of media and information literacy (MIL) interventions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Study focuses on two conceptual pillars,...

Read More

Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and the right to access public documents

7-8 July 2022 PEJA/PEĆ

Lawyers from different municipalities were introduced to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention on Access to Official Documents (“the Tromsø Convention”), as well as to the domestic legal provisions and case law on the right to access public documents. Moreover, the...

Read More

PAII-T: Call for tenders for the supply of hardware

7 July 2022 Online

Within the framework of the joint program "Support Project 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 wishes to call upon an IT development company to strengthen the IT...

Read More

Training on freedom of expression and the right to access public documents

5-6 July 2022 PRISTINA

Communication officers of the Courts and Prosecutions, as well as assistants of the Presidents of Courts and Prosecutions, have been trained on the right to access public documents. The event aimed to raise awareness of the administrative staff of the Courts and Prosecutions on European standards...

Read More

Two-day workshop for media actors on challenges of bilingualism

29-30 June 2022 Peja/Peć

The workshop gathered media actors who had the opportunity to discuss legal provisions and the obligations of central institutions to enable citizens to be informed in both official languages. Local and international speakers elaborated on the provisions of the Law on the Use of Official...

Read More

Call for tenders – Purchase of international consultancy services in the field of media pluralism and audiovisual regulation

1 July 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is launching a tender for the purchase of international consultancy services in the field of media pluralism and audiovisual regulation, under the Council of Europe Project “Support for Media Pluralism and Freedom of Expression in the Republic of Moldova.” The Council of...

Read More

The photo exhibition dedicated to the work of journalists in Ukraine during the war opened in Strasbourg

21 June 2022 Strasbourg

The photo exhibition #OntheFrontlineOfTruth “The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine: work of journalists” was presented on 21 June in Strasbourg. It is available during the PACE summer session and is located at the second floor of the Council of Europe’s Palais de l’Europe. The aim of this...

Read More

JUFREX 2: Roundtable on defamation and protection of reputation & safety and the protection of journalists

21-22 June 2022 Pristina

The event involved judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police officers, journalists, and professional collaborators of Courts and Prosecutors' offices became part of the lively discussions on the topics. The local legal and institutional framework, standards of the European Court of Human Rights, the...

Read More

Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and DGI on Law on Media of Azerbaijan adopted

22 June 2022 Strasbourg

The Joint Opinion of the Venice Commission and the Directorate General on Human Rights and Rule of Law (DGI) of the Council of Europe on the Law on Media of Azerbaijan has been adopted by the Venice Commission at the 131st Plenary Session on 17-18 June and published on 20 June 2022. The opinion...

Read More

JUFREX2 Training for lawyers on the protection of whistleblowers

14-15 June 2022 GJAKOVË/ ĐAKOVICA

Lawyers from different regions were part of the in-depth discussions in the field of whistleblowing. Specific aspects of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, its criteria for assessing cases, and the application in practice of standards of the ECtHR were the subject of discussion...

Read More

The Council of Europe promotes the right to information in Moldova

13 June 2022 Chisinau

The Office of the Council of Europe in Chisinau and the European Union Project “Support for structured policy dialogue, coordination of the implementation of the Association Agreement and enhancement of the legal approximation process in the Republic of Moldova,” in cooperation with the Ministry...

Read More

Thematic training with judges on defamation and protection of reputation

9-10 June 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media (JUFREX)”, in co-operation with the Academy of Justice organised a two-day thematic training with judges on Freedom of Expression: defamation and protection of reputation. Local certified...

Read More

MENA region: new report published on Violence against Women in the Media

8 June 2022 Tunis

The Abriged Report on Violence against Women in the Media in the MENA Region was presented during the Steering Committee of South Programme SP V. It summarizes the analysis of media behavior towards Violence Against Women of 23 traditional and online media in Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and...

Read More

Defamation, protection of reputation and safety of journalists discussed with judicial professionals in Pristina

1-2 June 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with Academy of Justice organised a two- day roundtable with judicial professionals on Freedom of Expression: defamation and protection of reputation, and safety of...

Read More

Human rights documentaries premiered in Chisinau, with Council of Europe’s support

26 May 2022 Chisinau

The Council of Europe Office in Chisinau, jointly with Telefilm-Chisinau, organised an evening of premieres of three short documentaries with a social and human rights dimension "My Courtyard," "DizarmoNICA" and "A Sky without Stars," developed with the Council of Europe support in 2021. The...

Read More

Cascade training on whistle blowers protection for Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina lawyers

24-25 May 2022 Konjic

Lawyers from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Mostar, Konjic, Živinice and Gornji Vakuf - Uskoplje participated in a two-day cascade training on whistle-blower protection and in relation to the protection of freedom of expression in the justice system of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that includes understanding and...

Read More

Roundtable with legal professionals on defamation and protection of journalists

19-20 May 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with the Academy of Justice organised a two-day roundtable for the judiciary. Judges from the basic and Court of Appeals, basic courts and special prosecutors as well...

Read More

Training for lawyers – defamation and protection of reputation

17-18 May 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with Bar Association organised a two-day training for lawyers on defamation and protection of reputation. The activity gathered lawyers from different municipalities,...

Read More

Council of Europe’s grant to support operations of Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine

16 May 2022 Ukraine

The Council of Europe Information Society Department, DGI has provided a grant in amount of 65.760 EUR to the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) aimed at supporting urgent needs of the company due to Russian aggression against Ukraine, namely to cover accommodation of the UA:PBC...

Read More

JUFREX Partners and beneficiaries in North Macedonia discuss results and future milestones to advance freedom of expression and media

10 May 2022 Skopje

The Steering Committee of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia” held its third (hybrid) meeting to tackle achieved results and discuss forthcoming activities with all involved partners and Beneficiaries. The meeting organised in the framework of the joint...

Read More

A new publication to promote the implementation of European MIL standards in domestic institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina

9 May 2022 Online

A study on „Implementing European and International Standards on Media and Information Literacy in various domestic institutions” was developed as a contribution to enhancing awareness among media and information (MIL) stakeholders in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on best practices in Council of Europe...

Read More

Promoting the Safety of Journalists in the Western Balkans

4 May 2022 Online

Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe has addressed on-line the participants in the Regional Conference of SafeJournalists Network “Settings UP of the Media Freedoms and the Safety of Journalists in the Western Balkans” which took place in Sarajevo...

Read More

Support to independent media to tackle information disorder in Moldova

27 April 2022 Strasbourg

A national campaign to tackle false news in the context of the on-going regional crisis is carried out by the Moldova’s independent national weekly newspaper, Ziarul de Garda, which has the widest readership in the country, with the support of the Council of Europe Project “Support for Media...

Read More

Call for tenders for the selection of an expert specialized in audiovisual regulation issues

26 April 2022 Tunis

The Council of Europe is currently implementing until 31/12/2022 a joint program between the European Union and the Council of Europe entitled "Support Project for Independent Bodies in Tunisia (PAII-T)" which is co-financed by these two organizations and implemented by the Council of Europe....

Read More

Cascade training on hate speech for Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina lawyers

19-20 April 2022 Sarajevo

Lawyers from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Bugojno, Bihać and Zenica participated in a two-day cascade training on hate speech, which included the application of the European standards established by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) as well as in the practice of the European Court of Human...

Read More

Journalists and lawyers exchange experiences on Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation

14-16 April 2022 GEVGELIJA

An inter-professional seminar was conducted with journalists and lawyers from North Macedonia to exchange ideas and increase the knowledge on “Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs), comparative experiences and practice to recognize and prevent”. Organised by the Association of...

Read More

Workshop on the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (Tromso Convention) took place

7-8 April 2022 Online

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Georgia organised a workshop gathering representatives of 15 Government institutions. The workshop participants primarily discussed the European Court of Human Rights case-law related to access to information, as well as the...

Read More

Second round of the tutored online courses on “Freedom of expression” and “Protection and safety of journalists” for judges and prosecutors in Serbia

8 April 2022 Online

The second round of the tutored online courses on “Freedom of expression” and “Protection and safety of journalists” for judges and prosecutors in Serbia has started on 8 April 2022. The courses have been prepared in the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe’s action on...

Read More

Annual Meeting of the Division for Co-operation on Freedom of Expression

31 March - 1 APRIL 2022 Strasbourg

The Division for Co-operation on Freedom of Expression held its annual meeting of all project teams charge of implementing programmes and projects on Freedom of Expression, Media, Data Protection/Access to information in different capitals. The Division meeting brought together about 30...

Read More

Workshop on “Freedom of Expression and Audiovisual Services” organised for the staff of the Parliament of Georgia

27-28 March 2022 Hybrid format

In cooperation with the Parliament of Georgia the Council of Europe held the workshop on “Freedom of Expression and Audiovisual Services”. The workshop created platform for discussing the requirements of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and relevant case-law. During...

Read More

Tunis: Patrick Penninckx speaks at the HAICA symposium on Quality Journalism

25 March 2022 Online

On March 16 and 17, the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication HAICA organized in Tunis a symposium on "QUALITY JOURNALISM SUPPORTS THE RENEWAL OF JOURNALISTIC ETHICS IN THE ERA OF PLATFORMIZATION". The standards of the Council of Europe have been widely discussed with national and...

Read More

The Council of Europe and the Audiovisual Council discuss new approaches to countering disinformation in the Republic of Moldova

25 March 2022 Online

On 24 March 2022 a policy workshop on “European approaches to disinformation through the lens of media regulatory authorities’ policies” for the Members of the national audiovisual regulatory authority, the Audiovisual Council was organised by the Council of Europe. The workshop gathered the...

Read More

Roundtable with judges and prosecutors Freedom of Expression: defamation and protection of reputation and safety of journalists

17-18 March 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with Academy of Justice organised a two- day roundtable with judges, prosecutors, and lawyers on Freedom of Expression: defamation and protection of reputation and...

Read More

Improving co-operation between journalists and police in North Macedonia, for better accountability and transparency

16 March 2022 Skopje (hybrid event)

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia (JUFREX), in co-operation with the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), organised an inter-professional seminar with journalists and representatives of the Ministry...

Read More

Tunisia launches online resource center on regulation, self-regulation and media literacy

15 March 2022 Online

On 15 March 2022 an Online Resource Centre on Regulation, Self-Regulation and Media Literacy (CRRM) was launched in Tunisia. This is an online resource platform that was created with the technical and financial support of the joint EU-CoE Programme and implemented by the latter (PAII-T). The CRRM...

Read More

Training for lawyers in Serbia on freedom of expression

11-12 March 2022 Vrdnik

The second training session for lawyers on “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media” was held on 11 and 12 March 2022, under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” and in co-operation with the Bar Association...

Read More

Officials in charge of access to information in north-western Tunisia trained in good practices for implementing the law on access to information

4-5 March 2022 Tabarka

Within the framework of the joint programme "Support Project 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 and the National Authority for Access to Information (INAI) are organising in...

Read More

Online course to help legal professionals in North Macedonia to better protect journalists

25 February 2022 North Maxcedonia

By launching a JUFREX/HELP online course: “Training of legal professionals on Protection and Safety of Journalists” for judges, public prosecutors and lawyers in North Macedonia, the European Union and the Council of Europe have once again demonstrated their support for the protection and safety...

Read More

Mechanisms for media financing in ethnic minority languages discussed with media actors

21 February 2022 Pristina

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with the Association of Journalists of Kosovo organized the roundtable to discuss specific mechanisms for financing of private media or non -profitable entities that...

Read More

Judges and public prosecutors in North Macedonia expand their knowledge on the freedom of expression and the internet

17-18 February 2022 Ohrid

Approximately 30 judges and public prosecutors attended the cascade training on freedom of expression and freedom of the media, organised by the Academy for judges and public prosecutors of North Macedonia with the support of the joint EU and Council of Europe action of Freedom of expression and...

Read More

Council of Europe continues to work on strengthening media and information literacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 February 2022 Online

In order to review the progress made so far, present the project’s key highlights of 2021 and discuss the challenges and opportunities, the Second Board Meeting of the project Media and information literacy: for human rights and more democracy (MIL) was held on 21 February 2022, in an online...

Read More

Media Talk on Gender Sensitive Coverage

22 February 2022 Online

On 22 February 2022, “Media Talk: How (not) to cover? - gender sensitive issues” was organized in cooperation with the Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia. The event was supported by the Embassy of Norway to Georgia and the Norwegian Press Complaints Commission and was aimed at providing...

Read More

Online conference on “Georgian Language and Linguistic Diversity on the internet”

21 February 2022 Online

On 21 February 2022, an online conference on “Georgian Language and Linguistic Diversity on the internet” was organized in cooperation with the Internet Society of Georgia (ISOC) and the Committee of Education and Science of Parliament of Georgia. The event brought together the representatives of...

Read More

Towards European standards: second Focused Committee for legal professionals held in Skopje

10 February 2022 Skopje

Focused Committee of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia” for legal professionals, held its second hybrid meeting to tackle achieved results and discuss forthcoming activities involving legal professionals. The meeting organised in the framework of the...

Read More

GEORGIA: Online trainings on AI and data protection

2 February 2022 Georgia

The staff members of national data protection authority, State Inspector’s Service of Georgia (SIS) were trained in Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data in December 2021 and January 2022. The online trainings were delivered by the CoE expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Data...

Read More

TUNISIA: Inaugural meeting of the scientific committee of the online resource center for regulation, self-regulation and media literacy

31 January 2022 Tunis

Mr. Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Service and Mr. Nouri Lajmi, President of HAICA took part in the inaugural meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Online Resource Center for Regulation, Self-Regulation and Media Education. The Scientific Committee is composed of 7...

Read More

Conference on Data Protection and Freedom of Expression: “Now more Secure”

28 January 2022 Pristina

The EU/CoE Action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Agency for Information and Privacy today organised a conference on Data Protection Day and Freedom of Expression on 28 January 2022, marking the International Data Protection Day. The...

Read More

Launch of the Project Action in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data Protection

13 December 2021 Online

On 7 December 2021, the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Media Freedom, Internet Governance and Personal Data Protection” SMIP-GE launched the Project Action in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data Protection, which will be implemented in cooperation with the State...

Read More

Training on monitoring municipal electoral campaigns in audio-visual media

9-10 December 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo (JUFREX2) organized a two-day training for Independent Media Commission staff from Monitoring and Analyses and Legal departments on 09-10 December 2021. The training aimed at equipping the Independent Media Commission...

Read More

Guide on Article 17 of the European Convention available in Serbian

Prohibition of abuse of rights

7 December 2021 Online

The “Guide on Article 17 of the European Convention on Human Rights” is part of the series of Case-Law Guides published by the European Court of Human Rights to inform legal practitioners about the fundamental judgments and decisions delivered by the Strasbourg Court. It has been translated...

Read More

Cooperation between the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee of the Parliament of Georgia and the Georgian Internet Governance Forum (GeoIGF)

3 December 2021 Tbilisi

The Memorandum of Cooperation between the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee of the Parliament of Georgia and the Georgian Internet Governance Forum (GeoIGF) was signed on 30 November 2021 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The ceremony of the signature of the Memorandum of Cooperation took place at...

Read More

Fourth training on protection of journalists for judges and prosecutors in Serbia

2-3 December 2021 Serbia

The fourth training on “Protection and safety of journalists” for judges and prosecutors was organised under the framework of the action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX)”, implemented within the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal...

Read More

7th Internet Governance Forum – GeoIGF 2021

1 December 2021 Tbilisi

An annual conference “The 7th Internet Governance Forum – GeoIGF 2021” was held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 30 November and 1 December with the support of the Council of Europe. The 2-day conference was held in hybrid format and hosted 10 thematic panel discussions, each focusing on key challenges and...

Read More

Publication on media regulatory authorities and media pluralism is now available in Serbian

30 November 2021 Belgrade

The publication “Media regulatory authorities and media pluralism” prepared under the regional action on “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” is now available in Serbian. The publication aims to contribute to a wider understanding of the concept of media...

Read More

Start of the online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists” for judges and prosecutors in Serbia

23 November 2021 Online

The implementation of the tutored online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists” for judges and prosecutors in Serbia has started on 23 November 2021. The courses have been prepared in the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe’s action...

Read More

Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of expression in Bulletin No.3

10 November 2021 Online

The Bulletin on the “Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on Freedom of Expression” constitutes a unique tool for sharing information on new trends and developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR, the Court), and at the same time,...

Read More

Local trainers in the Western Balkans prepared to conduct online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists”

9-10 November 2021 Online

The online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists” have been developed by the joint European Union and Council of Europe’s action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” and in cooperation with the Council of Europe’s...

Read More

Research study on Media Habits of Adults in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented

1 November 2021 Online

On 27 October 2021, a webinar was organised during which key results and findings of the research study on ‘Media Habits of Adults in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ were presented and discussed. The study presents key findings and marks the first comprehensive and statistically representative research...

Read More

Media and Information Literacy Fair in Bosnia and Herzegovina

31 October 2021 Online

In light of European Commission's ‘European Media Literacy Week’ and other similar global and national initiatives, Media and Information Literacy Days in BiH - a campaign taking place between 24-31 October 2021 was launched by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina,...

Read More

Roundtable on Legal protection of political pluralism in the media on 29 October 2021

9 November 2021 Online

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Association of Journalists (AJK), organised a roundtable discussion “Legal protection of political pluralism in the media” on 29 October 2021. The event involved representatives of...

Read More

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

23 October 2021 Teslić

Cascade training on hate speech for the judiciary and police members of Republika Srpska gathered 16 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 European Court...

Read More

Training of Trainers for legal professionals on freedom of expression and freedom of media in Pristina

22 October 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Academy of Justice and the Bar Association organised a four-day Training of Trainers (ToT) for legal professionals on freedom of expression and freedom of media, from 19-22 October...

Read More

Zuper.md - the first multimedia platform for children in Moldova, developed with Council of Europe support

22 October 2021 Online

On 21st of October, the Council of Europe, jointly with the national public broadcaster “Teleradio-Moldova” launched a new media product on the market - the first multimedia digital platform in the Republic of Moldova for children aged 5-10 years old. By offering a diverse range of content for...

Read More

Training on protection of whistle-blowers with lawyers and police officers

5 October 2021 Online

The EU/CoE Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Kosovo*” (JUFREX2), in cooperation with the Bar Association, organised a two-day training seminar for lawyers and police officers on 29-30 September 2021. 28 lawyers and 11 police officers (18 men and 11 women) were trained and...

Read More

Improving cooperation between parliamentarians and journalists for greater accountability and transparency of the Assembly in North Macedonia

1 October 2021 Online

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia (JUFREX), in co-operation with the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), organised an inter-professional webinar with journalists and representatives of the...

Read More

Kick-off event of an online course for legal professionals on freedom of expression in Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 September 2021 Online

First online course for legal professionals on freedom of expression, that will be tutored by Council of Europe expert and judge at the Supreme Court of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Svjetlana Milišić Veličkovski, is now available for 15 participants – judges and prosecutors from Bosnia...

Read More

The role of the media regulatory authorities in the Western Balkans in the new media paradigms

14 September 2021 Budva

In order to discuss and exchange views on the role of the media regulatory authorities in the new media paradigms, a Regional Conference was organised with the participation of media regulatory authorities from the region. This Conference allowed regulators from the region to share their...

Read More

Training of judges and prosecutors on Protection and safety of journalists

13-14 September 2021 Vrdnik

Organised on 13-14 September, the two-days training on Protection and safety of journalists contributed to raising awareness about the position of journalists at risk and measures for improvements in their protection, especially in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)...

Read More

Three feature length documentaries developed with Council of Europe support had their national premieres in Chisinau

13 September 2021 Chisinau

On the 6th, 7th and 8th of September, the Council of Europe project “Promoting European standards in the audiovisual regulation of the Republic of Moldova” jointly with Telefilm-Chisinau organised and hosted the national premieres of the documentaries on human rights and social issues, “Liliana’s...

Read More

Call for Tender - Purchase of consultancy services in the field of algorithmic solutions and human rights

6 September 2021 Online

The Council of Europe announces the tender for purchase of consultancy services in the field of algorithmic solutions and human rights (focus on privacy rights and personal data protection) - Georgia. (tender for consultants with international expertise) Tender file Act of Engagement How to...

Read More

Purchase of consultancy services (international expertise) in the field of Media and Freedom of Expression

6 September 2021 Online

The Council of Europe announces the tender for purchase of consultancy services in the field of Media and Freedom of Expression in Georgia. The tender is announced for consultants with international expertise. The tender involves 5 lots: Lot 1: Safety of journalists and fight against impunity Lot...

Read More

JUFREX2: Regional Summer School on European standards: freedom of expression and freedom of the media

21 July 2021 Online

An online Regional Summer School on European standards: freedom of expression and freedom of the media has been organised from 12 to 16 July 2021 and attended by law and political science students and young professionals from the Western Balkans. The Summer School raised awareness and improved...

Read More

International premiere of the documentary developed with Council of Europe support, “Our Eve” at TIFF Festival

19 July 2021 Cluj-Napoca

Throughout 23rd of July and 1st of August, Our Eve, a long documentary addressing a series of human rights issues concerning people with disabilities in Moldova, developed with the Council of Europe support, will have its international premiere after being selected for screening at the 20th...

Read More

JUFREX2: Protection of children and minors and media ethics

12 July 2021 Online

The EU/CoE Action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Association of Journalists organised a one day training/lecture for journalists, students and civil society activists on protection of minors in the media on 12 July 2021. Media...

Read More

Police officers in Serbia trained on protection and safety of journalists

7-8 July 2021 Belgrade

A training for police officers on “Protection and safety of journalists” was organised under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)”, with the aim to contribute to improvement in protection of media actors and...

Read More

Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo*: Training on protection and safety of journalists with lawyers and police officer

1-2 july 2021 Online

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with Bar Association organised a two-day training for lawyers and police officers on Protection and Safety of Journalists, from 01-02 July 2021. 21 lawyers and police officers (14 men and 7...

Read More

Protection and safety of journalists

Raising awareness and strengthening capacities of judges and prosecutors in Serbia

23 June 2021 Online

The second training for Serbian judges and prosecutors on protection and safety of journalists was organised on 21-22 June 2021 in co-operation with the Judicial Academy of Republic of Serbia. It aimed at presenting relating European standards and contributing to improvement in protection of...

Read More

Training on Protection and Safety of Journalists for prosecutors and police officers

17-18 June 2021 Online

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Academy of Justice organised a two-day training for prosecutors and police officers on Protection and Safety of Journalists, from 17-18 June 2021. Thematic areas such as risks and...

Read More

Media regulatory authorities and media pluralism

16 June 2021 Online

The publication “Media regulatory authorities and media pluralism” is a result of co-operation among media regulatory authorities from the Western Balkans. It aims to contribute to a wider understanding of the concept of media pluralism, its institutional and policy-related importance and the...

Read More

Training webinar: dealing with misinformation and using publicly available sources while handling whistle-blowers reports

15-16 June 2021 Online

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) and Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo* (PECK III) organized a two-day training webinar on dealing with misinformation and using publicly available sources while handling whistle-blowers reports, on...

Read More

National round table: A comprehensive approach to combating hate speech in Moldova

11 June 2021

On 11 June 2021, the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova, the Audiovisual Council and the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training, organised an online round table aiming to discuss the application of a comprehensive approach to...

Read More

The Council of Europe supports the celebration of the World Press Freedom Day (WFPD) in Tunisia

28-29 May 2021 Tunis

What is the role of the media in the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms? How has press freedom been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic? How to respond to the crisis of traditional media and the challenges of media regulation while preserving fundamental freedoms? These are among the...

Read More

Georgia: “Media Talks: How(not) to cover?” kicked off

1 June 2021 Online

On 27 May 2021 the series of webinars “Media Talks: How(not) to cover?” kicked off in Georgia. The series of webinars are organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia (Press Council). Up to 10 short webinars will be broadcast live on the...

Read More

Two-day thematic training for judges on “Protection of whistle-blowers“

27-28 May 2021 Online

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Academy of Justice organised a two-day training for judges on Protection of whistle-blowers, on 27-28 May 2021. More than 70 judges from different courts and judicial institutions...

Read More

Training for judges and prosecutors in Serbia

20 May 2021 Online

The joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” has organised a training for judges and prosecutors in Serbia on “Protection and safety of journalists” on 10-11 May 2021. The event was held in co-operation and under the...

Read More

Training for lawyers on access to public documents and information & freedom of expression on internet

18-19 May 2021 Online

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Bar Association organised a two- day training for lawyers on access to public documents and information & freedom of expression on internet, on 18-19 May 2021. Thematic areas such as...

Read More

The Right to Freedom of Expression and protection of whistle-blowers

20 May 2021 Online

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Association of Journalists organised a one day training/lecture for law and journalism students “The Right to Freedom of Expression and protection of whistle-blowers” on 20 May 2021...

Read More

Training on European and international human rights law in Ukraine

19 May 2021 Online

A five-day intense training course on European and international human rights law: safety of journalists, freedom of association, freedom of expression, law enforcement actions in this area and the ECtHR case law on safety of journalists, was organised in an online format in Ukraine by the...

Read More

Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo*

Ethical court reporting, with special focus on Kosovo* Specialist Chambers. The rights and responsibilities of journalists

5 May 2021 Strasbourg

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Association of Journalists of Kosovo* organised a training for media actors and other relevant stakeholders in ethical court reporting, on 28 April 2021. Around 30 journalists from...

Read More

A Guide to Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights available in Serbian

4 May 2021 Belgrade

The Guide to Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights is part of the series of Case-Law Guides published by the European Court of Human Rights to inform legal practitioners about the fundamental judgments and decisions delivered by the Strasbourg Court. This particular Guide analyses...

Read More

Training for lawyers in Serbia on freedom of expression

28 April 2021 Online

Training for lawyers in Serbia on freedom of expression and the media has been organised on 26-27 April 2021, under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” and in co-operation with the Bar Association of Serbia. Full...

Read More