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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...

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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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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)...

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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...

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Protection and safety of journalists

Raising awareness and strengthening capacities of judges and prosecutors in Serbia

23 June 2021 Strasbourg

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...

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Safety of journalists: a meeting with the Serbian media actors

11 June 2021 Belgrade/Strasbourg

An online meeting on the Council of Europe’s Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists (Platform) was held on 9 June 2021 as a support to actors in Serbia dedicated to improvement in the field of the protection and safety of journalists. Members of the Working group for...

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Ratification of the Tromsø Convention by Serbia essential for better access to official documents, say participants of event in Belgrade

31 May 2021 Online

A culture of transparency and openness in the public administration is essential for asserting the legitimacy of the authority as a public service and it is developing a relationship of trust between authorities and citizens and monitoring risks of corruption. The Council of Europe’s Tromsø...

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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...

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

4 May 2021 Strasbourg

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...

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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...

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Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX 2): 2nd Steering Committee meeting organised

15 April 2021 Belgrade

“Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” organised the online Steering Committee meeting with the representatives of the partner institutions and organisations that expressed their views on the implementation process and plans for the upcoming joint activities. JUFREX...

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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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JUFREX2: Training of trainers on Protection and Safety of Journalists

1 February 2021 Online

The Training of Trainers on the Protection and Safety of journalists was organised within the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” with the aim to support capacities of the national training institutions in Serbia to...

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Trainings on freedom of expression for judicial and prosecutorial assistants in Serbia

11 December 2020 Serbia

Continuing the planned training activities and promoting standards for safeguarding freedom of expression and freedom of the media at the national level remains a priority for the European Union, Council of Europe and Judicial Academy of Republic of Serbia. To ensure everyone’s safety, in 2020...

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Online training on “Accessibility of media content for people with disabilities in light of the revised European Union Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)”

18 November 2020 Serbia

Human Rights: a reality for all Accessibility of media content for people with disabilities The online training on “Accessibility of media content for people with disabilities in light of the revised European Union Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)” for employees of Regulatory...

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Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX)

Protection of freedom of expression and safety of journalists

2 October 2020 Online

Attacks against journalists and other media actors constitute particularly serious violations of human rights because they target not only individuals, but deprive others of their right to receive information, thus restricting public debate, which is at the heart of pluralist democracy....

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Guidelines available in Serbian

Safeguarding privacy in the media

22 September 2020 Online

The Council of Europe’s “Guidelines on safeguarding privacy in the media” have been translated into Serbian under the joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022", and action on "Freedom of expression and...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Training to judges and prosecutors on freedom of expression and the media in Vrdnik

19-20 March 2018 Vrdnik, Serbia

The ninth cascade training for judiciary organized under the Grant agreement signed between the Judicial Academy of Serbia and joint EU/CoE project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the media in the South-East Europe (JUFREX)” took place on 19-20 March 2018, in Vrdnik,...

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Grant Agreement with the Judicial Academy of Republic of Serbia signed

21 April 2017 Belgrade

On Friday, 21 April, the signing ceremony of the Grant Agreement between the JUFREX and the Judicial Academy of Republic of Serbia was convened in Belgrade. The Grant Agreement was signed by Tim Cartwright, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade and Nenad Vujic, Director of the Judicial...

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Training of journalists on Freedom of Expression, Right to Privacy and Media Ethics

5-6 April 2017 Vrdnik, Serbia

Representatives of media outlets included a cross section of journalists ranging from the leading national broadcaster Radio television Serbia, news agencies Beta and Fonet and important national print media like Politika, Danas, Vreme and Newsweek. Additionally influential online portals...

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South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance in Belgrade

22 April 2016 Belgrade

On 22 April 2016 the second SEEDIG (South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance) annual meeting was held in Belgrade, Serbia, with a focus on the following topics: multistakeholder Internet governance mechanisms, digital divide, cybersecurity and digital civil rights. Mr Patrick...

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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 on Media Self-Regulation

30/03/2015 Strasbourg

Within the Project "Promoting freedom of expression and information and freedom of the media in South-East Europe", the Council of Europe is organising a two-day Regional Conference on Media Self-Regulation, to be held on 26 and 27 March 2015, in Hotel Metropol Palace, in Belgrade, Serbia. The...

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Training for Journalists in Novi Sad

13/10/2014 Strasbourg

The aim of the training was to discuss the freedom of expression and the right to privacy, the rights guaranteed by the Human Rights Convention, and European experiences in this domain. The Council of Europe experts Mr Khagani Guliyev, lawyer in the European Court of Human Rights; Mr Petar...

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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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