Moot court competition: university students apply freedom of expression and media standards in a simulated case

24 June 2022 Pogradec

A trial simulation was organised by ResPublica with university students of law on a case involving Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Students developed skills in analysing the case facts, researching the relevant law, preparing written submissions, and presenting oral...

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University students discuss media ethics and self-regulation

2-6 June 2022 Albania

Students from the universities of Durrës, Elbasan, and Korçë have discussed ethics in media, disinformation and fake news phenomena, and self-regulation concepts with journalists and media experts. Albanian Media Council, with the support of the joint action of European Union and Council of...

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PRESS RELEASE

Information from the media is a public good! Why protecting those who create it matters

16 December 2021 Tirana, Albania

The growing number of offline and online threats and attacks on journalists and other media professionals over the past years witnesses the immediate need to ensure a better safety and protection of journalists in line with European standards. This was highlighted during the public discussion on...

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Media Advisory: Public Discussion on “Safety and protection of journalists: sharing standards and addressing common challenges”

15 December 2021 Tirana, Albania

A public discussion on “Safety and protection of journalists: sharing standards and addressing common challenges” will be organised on 16 December 2021 - 09:30, at the premises of Hotel Tirana International - Balsha Room. The event will gather journalists, Members of the Parliament, senior...

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Training of trainers on protection of reputation and freedom of expression online for Albanian legal professionals

7-10 December 2021 Korçë, Albania

With the rise of the internet, the online Albanian Media content has increased exponentially giving rise to various challenges to freedom of expression. The number of cases in local courts against online defamation has recently increased. Recognising the need for clarifying key questions...

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Local trainers in the Western Balkans prepare to conduct online courses on “Freedom of Expression” and “Protection and Safety of Journalists”

9-10 November 2021 online

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 future work. This...

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Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of expression in Bulletin No. 3

10 November 2021 Western Bankans

The Bulletin on the “Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on Freedom of Expression” constitutes a unique tool for sharing information on new trends and developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR, the Court), and at the same time,...

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Alliance for Ethical Media in Albania discusses key results and a new approach for handling ‘copyright’ issues in the country

3 November 2021 Tirana, Albania

The Alliance for Ethical Media, a voluntary group of Albanian media dedicated to rigorously implementing the Code of Ethics for Journalists, held its annual meeting on November 3rd, 2021. Founded under the secretariat of the Albanian Media Council and supported by the joint European Union and...

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The School of Magistrates of Albania enlarges their pool of certified local trainers in freedom of expression and the media

28 October 2021 Pogradec, ALBANIA

Nine judges and prosecutors were trained in an intensive 4-day Training of Trainers activity on Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), and Council of Europe standards on freedom of expression and the media....

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Bar Association of Albania enlarges the pool of local trainers in freedom of expression and the media

24 September 2021 Vlora, Albania

A selected group of 11 lawyers of the Bar Association of Albania are trained on the European standards on freedom of expression and the media as set by European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and related case-law. National legal framework and jurisprudence were used to examine the application...

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