Global Conference for Media Freedom attended by CDMSI Chair, Ambassador Thomas Schneider

London 10 - 11 July 2019

The Chair of the Steering Committee for Media and Information Society (CDMSI), Ambassador Thomas Schneider, attended the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London from 10 to 11 July 2019, together with a delegation from the Council of Europe Secretariat. The Global Conference for Media...

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The French Development Agency and the Council of Europe will cooperate

26 June 2019 Strasbourg

On June 25 the Council of Europe hosted a delegation from the French Development Agency (Agence française de développement, AFD). Headed by Ms Hélène N’Garnim Ganga, Director of the Department for Political Transition and Citizenship, the delegation met in Strasbourg with representatives of the...

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Council of Europe promotes human rights with the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO)

7 June 2019 Rome

The 2019 European Meeting of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) took place in Rome on 6-7 June, gathering about 25 presidents and secretary generals of the European national PR associations. Participants focused, inter alia, on the promotion of communication ethics,...

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Meeting with the Russian human right group SOVA

28 May 2019 Strasbourg

On 28 May 2019 Patrick Penninckx, Head of Department of Information Society at the Council of Europe met with representatives of the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis in Strasbourg. The meeting was facilitated by the Brussels-based human rights NGO International Partnership for Human...

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Council of Europe work highlighted at the meeting of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA)

1 June 2019 Sarajevo

Artemiza Chisca, the new head of the Media and Internet Governance Division, presented the latest Council of Europe work to the stakeholders of the European Platform of Regulatory Authorities. She highlighted in particular the report Freedom of expression in 2018 issued by the Information...

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Video message: Media pluralism in the digital environment

24 May 2019 Belgrade

An international conference on the implementation of the Council of Europe instruments and standards in the field of media and information, organised by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia in partnership with the Council of Europe took place on 24 May 2019 in Belgrade,...

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Council of Europe standards and European Court of Human Rights case-law in the area of safety of journalists and other media actors, presented at the OSCE Training for Serbian prosecutors and police officers.

21 May 2019 Strasbourg

On 16-17 May 2019, the OSCE held a two day training on “The importance of journalism and effective conduct of the competent authorities when the safety of journalists is violated” in Belgrade, Serbia. The training was carried out in the context of an agreement between the Serbian prosecuting...

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Dangers of disinformation discussed in San Marino

10 May 2019 San Marino

A high-level conference on the dangers of disinformation took place in San Marino on the 10th May 2019. Prompted by video messages from Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe and Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations and the address by Nicola Renzi,...

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Freedom of expression: report assesses the situation in 2018

2 May 2019 Strasbourg

A report, published today on the eve of World Press Freedom Day by the Council of Europe´s Information Society Department, maps out the major threats to freedom of expression in Europe in 2018 and the actions that governments should carry out to counter them as a matter of priority. The report...

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"Media Pluralism – how can we deliver?" conference

19 March 2019 Strasbourg

A conference jointly organised by the Council of Europe and Reporters Without Borders will bring together policy makers, academics and regulators to discuss public policies aimed at strengthening media pluralism, including media and information literacy programmes, thereby also marking the...

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Ensuring the financial sustainability of quality journalism

13 February 2019 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has called on its 47 member states to ensure the financial sustainability of quality journalism taking into account that it is a public good and plays an essential role for individuals to be able to form and express their opinions and make informed choices about government...

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Safety of Journalists' Platform report: media freedom conditions worsen

12 February 2019 Strasbourg

The environment for media freedom has worsened significantly in the Council of Europe area, according to a report published today by the partner organisations to the Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists. The report “Democracy at Risk: threats and...

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UNESCO official discusses cooperation in Strasbourg

7 February 2019 Strasbourg

On 7 February 2019, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, Moez Chakchouk, met with Council of Europe senior officials in Strasbourg and took part in an exchange of views with the Committee of Ministers on human rights questions. A bilateral meeting took place with...

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Media Pluralism – how can we deliver? 20 March 2019

headline 1 February 2019 Strasbourg

Media in all its forms shapes our daily lives more than ever – widely distributed across various, increasingly online platforms, it impacts the way we work and relax, how we inform and educate ourselves, how we engage in civic participation and social life.In the quest for a diet of accurate and...

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Public service media in transition: challenges to face and ways forward

24 January 2019 Strasbourg

The “Public service media in transition: challenges to face and ways forward” hearing organised by the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media and the European Broadcasting Union in Strasbourg on 24 January 2019. “The hearing was chaired by the Lord George Foulkes, General Rapporteur...

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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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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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The Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic at the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)

3 December 2018 Strasbourg, France

The Steering Committee on Media and Information Society held its 15th plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 27 to 30 November. The CDMSI following some textual amendments introduced during the discussion, approved the “Declaration on the manipulative capabilities of algorithmic processes” and the...

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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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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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