Pristina 17-18 May 2022: The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media (JUFREX)” in co-operation with Bar Association organised a two-day training for lawyers on defamation and protection of reputation.
The activity gathered lawyers from different municipalities, who took part on the discussions on defamation and protection of reputation, the reputation of public figures; the rights and responsibilities of journalists; the role of media regulatory and self-regulatory authorities; strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPP).
Throughout the training session, the trainers applied accurately JUFREX methodology for trainings in the field of freedom of expression by applying interactive methods, case studies, and group work.
This initiative is conducted in the framework of the the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”, a co-operation initiative co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, which aims at assisting Beneficiaries in the Western Balkans region and Turkey to comply with the Council of Europe standards and European Union acquis in the framework of the enlargement process, where relevant.
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* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence