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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...

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New online course on Protection and Safety of Journalists is now available in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian

19 April 2021 Strasbourg

The course was developed by the Council of Europe Information Society Department, in cooperation with HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) within the framework of the action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX 2)” implemented...

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The second edition of the online course on Freedom of expression is now available in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian

29 March 2021 Strasbourg

The course, initially developed in 2016 by joint European Union and Council of Europe project, has been brought to-date with the latest case-law in this field, become more interactive and visually advanced within the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint action: “Freedom of...

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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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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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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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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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Study visit to the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights for lawyers of the South-East Europe region

23 April 2019 Strasbourg

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 study visit to the CoE and the ECtHR for lawyers from...

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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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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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Regional Conference for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers on freedom of expression: Right to privacy and good administration of justice

18-19 October 2018 Skopje

Within the scope of the Joint Programme “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 regional conference on freedom of expression and good...

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Workshop on strengthening the Media Information Literacy (MIL) Network through transferring experiences

21 September 2018 Skopje

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, on 21 September 2018, the Council of Europe co-organised, in...

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A new study is out: Media regulatory framework and the online media – the Macedonian case

20 August 2018

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 Study on the media regulatory framework and the online...

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Training on freedom of expression and defamation took place in Skopje

10-11 July 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 and...

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Regional conference for media regulatory authorities held in Ohrid

5-6 July 2018 Ohrid

Under the joint EU/CoE Programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe" (JUFREX) the Council of Europe has organised a Regional conference for media regulatory authorities, held on 5 and 6 July 2018, in Ohrid. Two comparative studies on best...

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Political Pluralism in Media Reporting in the Period Outside of Election Campaign

24 January 2018 Skopje

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, the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Macedonian Institute...

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Lecture at the Law Faculty "Iustinianus Primus" on Media law in the context of FoE and CoE standards

14 December 2017 Skopje

On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Journalism studies department at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” an event dedicated to human rights and in particular the freedom of expression was organised by the Faculty. For this event, the Council of Europe extended its support to the...

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Training for judges on balancing between the freedom of expression and the right to privacy

30 November 2017 Berovo

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 two day training for judges was organised on 28-29...

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Workshop on New media platforms and copyright

27 November 2017 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, an activity was organised on 20 November 2017 under the...

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Training on the “Limits of the Freedom of Expression – hate speech”

6 October 2017 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 two day event on “Limits of the Freedom of Expression –...

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National ToT follow-up on the Freedom of Expression and the Internet

28 - 29 September 2017 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 two day event was organised in co-operation with the...

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Training for lawyers “Freedom of expression: Defamation”

22-23 June 2017 Ohrid

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, a two-day event for lawyers and young legal professionals took place on...

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Training of trainers on Freedom of expression and information for judges, lawyers and prosecutors

14-17 February 2017 Ohrid

A four-day long Training of trainers (ToTs) dedicated to reinforcing judicial expertise, has been organised in co-operation with the Academy for judges and public prosecutors. The ToTs focused on Article 10 ECHR, Freedom of expression and information, was held on 14-17 February 2017 in Ohrid. The...

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Training on professional journalistic standards and a workshop on ECHR case law in Skopje

27-30 January 2017 Skopje

First event aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Macedonian media regulatory authority, the Agency for audio and audio-visual media services. Two consecutive meetings, encompassing a training and a workshop, were held on 27 and 30 January 2017 in Skopje. The meetings were facilitated by two...

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“Promoting freedom of expression and information and freedom of the media in South-East Europe”

Between September 2013 and August 2015, the Council of Europe implemented a project aimed at developing legal and institutional guarantees for freedom of expression, higher quality journalism, and a pluralistic media landscape in line with Council of Europe standards in South-East Europe...

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Regional Conference "The role and importance of the Public Broadcasting Service in building a democratic society"

30/05/2014 Strasbourg

The aim of the Regional Conference was to gather representatives of the Public Broadcasting Services, relevant Ministries, regulatory authorities and non-governmental organisations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo¹...

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Regional conference on "Indicators for Independence of Media Regulatory Bodies"

10/03/2014 Strasbourg

A regional conference on “Indicators for Independence of Media Regulatory Bodies” was organised on 6 to 7 March 2014 in Tirana, Albania. The Conference brought together representatives of the regulatory authorities in the field of media, relevant Ministries, Parliamentary Committees and...

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"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

 

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