European Union and Council of Europe support better co-operation among journalists, police and judiciary in Montenegro

13 - 14 November 2021 Budva, Montenegro

In parallel to the support to ongoing media legislative and policy reforms, the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro” (JUFREX) intensified co-operation with media associations. Seminar with the Association of Professional...

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Improved protection of journalists in Montenegro through enhanced capacities of media associations

6 - 7 November 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro” (JUFREX) continued co-operation with the Media Trade union (MTU) on addressing the issue of the protection of journalists, which has been highlighted by the latest EU progress...

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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 Western Balkans

9-10 November 2021 - The Council of Europe standards on freedom of expression can be more effectively implemented by offering training in this field to different local actors such as judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police officers or students who could then apply these standards in their current or...

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Youth from the region attended the Summer School on European standards on freedom of expression

12 - 16 July 2021 Western Balkans

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...

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2nd Bulletin on the latest developments of European Court of Human Rights case-law on freedom of expression published

28 May 2021 Western Balkans

In order to advance cooperation with the legal professionals in Western Balkans and contribute to further improvement of knowledge in the field of freedom of expression and freedom of the media, the regional action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe prepared...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: 17-23 May: International Week Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Montenegro

14 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Podgorica, 14 May 2021 – To mark the start of the International Week Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT 2021) in Montenegro, a public discussion on the responses to hate speech and hate crimes will take place on 17 May 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00 in Podgorica. The event...

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Silence kills the democracy – a campaign to mark the World Press Freedom Day

3 May 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

A free, diverse and responsible press is a core element of any functioning democracy. 3 May, the World Press Freedom Day acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to freedom of the press and the media - “Freedom of expression, media independence and open...

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Online course on Protection and Safety of Journalists available in Western Balkans languages

12 April 2021 Western Balkans

New online course on Protection and Safety of Journalists is now available in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian. The course was developed by the Council of Europe Information Society Department, in cooperation with HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal...

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Online course on Freedom of expression available in Western Balkans languages

26 March 2021 Western Balkans

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

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Regulation on political advertising

26 February 2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX 2)” is designed to promote freedom of expression and freedom of the media in line with the European standards. The current action is embedded in the Horizontal...

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Support to the media community in Montenegro critical to the successful implementation of reformed media legislative framework

7 December 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

Protection of journalists has been one of the most critical issues within the ongoing media legislative reforms that the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro – JUFREX 2” has been actively supporting. In order to broaden the...

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Training on the protection of journalistic sources in view of the European standards

23 November 2020 Budva, Montenegro

In the framework of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro – JUFREX 2” implemented under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" first training for journalists on the...

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Call for proposals: Grant scheme for media on promotion of freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro (JUFREX)

18 November 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

Under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro (JUFREX)” is launching a call for proposals looking to fund projects of independent local...

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The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Highlight on the Council of Europe Efforts to Enhance the Safety of Journalists in Europe

2 November 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

Attacks against journalists and other media actors constitute serious human rights violations not only because they target individuals performing journalistic activities, but also because they deprive citizens of their right to receive information, thus restricting public debate which is at the...

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First training for Montenegrin judicial advisors on freedom of expression

5-6 October 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

In the framework of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro – JUFREX 2” implemented under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" first training for judicial advisors has been...

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Regional Conference for Certified Trainers among Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers

8 October 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

Freedom of expression as guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights is fundamental for the well-functioning of democratic societies The protection of freedom of expression depends in large part on the work of legal professionals working in the field. Hence, it is crucial...

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Call for Proposals: Purchase of the communication services relating to the Social Media awareness raising campaign on freedom of expression and freedom of the media (JUFREX)

24 August 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

Under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro” (JUFREX) is launching the call for proposals looking for communication services Provider...

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Regional online round table “Elections, pandemic and disinformation”

6 July 2020 Podgorica. Montrenegro

In these difficult and uncertain times, the European Union and the Council of Europe are determined to contribute to the international and local discussions and standard setting on freedom of expression to ensure that citizens are provided with reliable and accurate information to ensure their...

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Updated course on Freedom of Expression available on the HELP platform

29 June 2020 Strasbourg , France

An updated version of the Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Freedom of Expression is now available on the HELP online platform. The course, which was initially developed in 2016, was updated, rebuilt and modernised jointly with the Council of Europe...

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Safety of journalists one of priorities in Montenegro

10 March 2020 Podgorica, Montenegro

Safety of journalists is one of the key elements of the Action "Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro (JUFREX)". In order to ensure proper implementation of relevant Council of Europe standards, JUFREX will work with judicial representatives and police officers and build...

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