The EU/CoE joint project “Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media” aims at improving professionalism and responsibility among media representatives and strengthening the independence of the broadcasting regulatory bodies and the public service broadcasters.

The EU/CoE joint project “Protecting internet freedom through legislation and arrangements for Multi-stakeholder dialogue” aims at increasing compliance of national legal frameworks and policies concerning the internet with CoE standards on freedom of expression and awareness of Internet users about available remedies and redress when human rights online are violated.

Objectives of the project Objectives of the project

Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media:

  • To improve professionalism, responsibility and respect of ethical rules among  journalists, by continuing to raise awareness on their rights and professional ethics;
  • To improve the quality of journalism education and  training, to address their particular rights and responsibilities;
  • To improve the visibility of minority groups in the media and increase promotional activities that address hate speech and intolerance;
  • To continue to promote the independence of the broadcasting regulatory bodies and the public service broadcasters.
Objectives of the project Objectives of the project

Protecting internet freedom through legislation and arrangements for Multi-stakeholder dialogue:

  • To increase compliance of national legal frameworks and policies with CoE standards on freedom of expression (including the right to receive and to impart information, protection of journalists and bloggers, protection and promotion of freedom of expression on internet platform, etc);
  • To increase knowledge of relevant state authorities (government, parliament and judiciary) about Council of Europe Internet governance and human rights standards (Internet governance principles, freedom of expression, public service value of the internet, net neutrality, etc), and related European Court of Human Rights case-law;
  • To increase knowledge and awareness of Internet users about available remedies and redress when human rights online are violated (CoE Guide of the Human Rights of Internet Users);
  • To increase commitment of Internet service providers to protect human rights online in conformity with CoE related standards;