General resources

PACE Resolution 2185 (2017) 'Azerbaijan’s Chairmanship of the Council of Europe: what follow-up on respect for human rights?', 11 October 2017


Committee of Ministers Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)5 on Internet freedom, 13 April 2016


Committee of Ministers Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)4 on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors, 13 April 2016


European Ministerial Conferences on Mass Media Policy and Council of Europe Conferences of Ministers responsible for Media and New Communication Services, 2016


Recommendations and resolutions adopted by the PACE in the field of media and information society, 2016


Report on Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, IRIS Themes, Vol. III, Strasbourg: Eurpean udiovisual observatory, edition 2015


PACE Resolution 2077 (2015) on Abuse of pretrial detention in States Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights, 1 October 2015


PACE Recommendation 2081 (2015) on abuse of pretrial detention in States Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights, Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr Pedro Agramunt, 1 October 2015


PACE Report Doc 13863 (2015) on Abuse of pretrial detention in States Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Rapporteur P. Agramunt, 7 September 2015


PACE Recommendation 2077 (2015) and Resolution 2070 (2015) on increasing co-operation against cyberterrorism and other large scale attacks on the Internet, 26 June 2015


PACE Resolution 2066(2015) on Media Responsibility and Ethics in a Changing Media Environment.


PACE Recommendation 2075 (2015) and Resolution 2066 (2015) on media responsibility in a changing media environment, 24 June 2015


PACE Recommendation 2073 (2015) on improving the protection of whistle-blowers, 23 June 2015


PACE Resolution 2060(2015) on Improving the Protection of Whistle Blowers


UN Security Council, Open Debate on protection of Journalists in conflict situations, 27 May 2015 

UN Security Council Resolution S/RES/2222 on the Protection of civilians in armed conflict, 27 May 2015

PACE Report Doc. 13791 on improving the protection of whistle blowers presented to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights by Rapporteur P. Omtzigt, 19 May 2015


PACE Resolution 2045 (2015) on mass surveillance, 21 April 2015


Report of the 3rd reunion of the Committee of Experts on Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists MSI-JO (2015) 03, 19-20 March 2015


PACE Resolution 2035 (2015) on Protection of the safety of journalists and of media freedom in Europe, 29 January 2015

PACE Recommendation 2062 (2015) on Protection of the safety of journalists and of media freedom in Europe, 29 January 2015


Committee of Ministers Declaration on the recent attacks in Paris, 14 January 2015


PACE Doc. 13664_Report 2015 by G. S. FLEGO on Protection of media freedom in Europe,12 January 2015


Report Seminar and Inter-regional Dialogue on the protection of journalists - “Towards an effective framework of protection for the work of journalists and an end to impunity”, Strasbourg, 3 November 2014


Human Rights Council Resolution (A/HRC/RES/27/5) on the Safety of Journalists, 2 October 2014 


Committee of Ministers Declaration on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors, adopted on 30 April 2014

Committee of Ministers Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)7 and explanatory memorandum on the protection of whistle blowers, 30 April 2014


OSCE Safety of Journalists guidebook, second edition, 2014

Resolution N° 3 on Safety of journalists - Ministerial Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, 7-8 November 2013


UNGA Report (A/HRC/24/23) of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on  ‘the safety of journalists’, 1 July 2013


UN Human Rights Council Resolution (A/HRC/RES/21/12) on the Safety of Journalists, 9 October 2012


PACE Recommendation 1998 (2012) on the protection of freedom of expression and information on the Internet and online media, 25 April 2012


PACE Resolution 1877 (2012) on the protection of freedom of expression and information on the Internet and online media, 25 April 2012


PACE Report Doc. 12874 (and addendum 6 March 2012) on the protection of freedom of expression and information on the Internet and online media presented to the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media by Rapporteur Z. Postanjyan,  15 February 2012


Committee of Ministers Declaration on the protection of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and association with regard to privately operated Internet platforms and online service providers, 7 December 2011


Committee of Ministers Recommendation CM/Rec(2011)7 on a new notion of media, 21 September 2011

UN Human Rights Committee, General comment 34 on the article 19 of the ICCPR, 12 septembre 2011

PACE Recommendation 1950 (2011) on the protection of journalists’ sources,  25 January 2011


PACE Resolution 1729 (2010) on the protection of "whistle-blowers", 29 April 2010.


PACE Recommendation 1897 (2010) on respect for media freedom, 27 January 2010

Committee of Ministers Declaration on measures to promote the respect of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, 13 January 2010

PACE Resolution 1636 (2008) and Recommendation 1848 (2008) on indicators for media in democracy, 3 October 2008


PACE Doc. 11683_Report 2008 by W. WODARG on indicators for media in democracy, 7 July 2008


Committee of Ministers  Declaration on the independence and functions of regulatory authorities for the broadcasting sector, 26 March 2008


PACE  Recommendation 1814 (2007) ‘Towards decriminalisation of defamation’, 4 October 2007


PACE Resolution 1577 (2007) ‘Towards decriminalisation of defamation’, 4 October 2007


Committee of Ministers Guidelines on protecting freedom of expression and information in times of crisis, 27 September 2007

PACE Report Doc. 11305 ‘Towards decriminalisation of defamation’ presented to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights by Rapporteur J. Bartumeu Cassany, 25 June 2007


PACE Resolution 1535 (2007) on Threats to the lives and freedom of expression of journalists, 25 January 2007


UN Security Council Resolution S/RES/1738 on protection of civilians in armed conflicts, 23 December 2006


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