Workshop for lawyers on freedom of expression: case studies and legal reasoning, held in Serbia

2 December 2022 VRDNIK

Under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” a follow up workshop for lawyers was organised on 30 November and 1 December, in Vrdnik, Serbia. The event was conceived as an enhanced learning opportunity for lawyers...

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Electronic evidence of war crimes and the role of journalists, media and social media

1 December 2022 Strasbourg

The webinar "Electronic evidence of war crimes. The role of journalists, media and social media” was held on 25 November 2022 in Strasbourg organized by the Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists and Media Freedom and the Council of Europe. Mr Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat, British...

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Slovenian Justice Minister discusses cooperation priorities in Strasbourg

1 December 2022 Strasbourg

On 30 November 2022, Dominika Švarc Pipan, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia, met with Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The two sides discussed the key priorities on the bilateral cooperation agenda, such as...

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A renewed commitment for Public Service Media – the way forward discussed in Vilnius

30 November 2022 Vilnius

Last week, the Council of Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) organised a conference on Public Service Media for Democracy in partnership with Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT). It was hosted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania in Vilnius under the patronage of Ms...

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Le Conseil de l'Europe au Forum sur la gouvernance de l’Internet 2022, en Ethiopie

28 novembre 2022 Addis-Abeba

Le Conseil de l'Europe participe au 17e Forum des Nations Unies sur la gouvernance de l’Internet (IGF) organisé sous les auspices du gouvernement éthiopien à Addis-Abeba (Ethiopie) du 28 novembre au 2 décembre. L’FGI, qui se tient au format hybride sur le thème « Un Internet durable pour un...

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Moldovan documentary to be screened at the Council of Europe

27 November 2022 Strasbourg

On 2 December 2022 at 12:30, the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Moldova and the Council of Europe is organising the screening of the feature-length documentary "Vocea Lilianei" - "Liliana's voice„, directed by Roman Gatcan. The documentary, produced with the support of the Council of...

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Meeting with journalists in self-exile in Vilnius

24 November 2022 Vilnius

On 21 November 2022, Patrick Penninckx, head of the Information Society Department, and Ricardo Gutiérrez, General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), met with Belarusian and Russian journalists in self-exile. Participants shared their experiences and difficulties they have...

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New Guidelines for the Development of Media Information Literacy Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

23 November 2022 Online

The “Guidelines for the Development of Media Information Literacy Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina” identifies key principles and defines guidelines to prepare a media information literacy (MIL) programme and its implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It offers a vision of the way ahead,...

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Guidelines on Strategic Development of the Informal Network of Media and Information Literacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

23 November 2022 Online

The launch of the Informal Network of actors in the field of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019 represents an important step toward a systemic approach for the development and promotion of media and information literacy in the country. While the network has...

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Exchange of views with the PACE sub-committee on Media and Information Society

21 November 2022 Vilnius

On 21 November 2022, Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department took part in an exchange of views with the members of the PACE sub-committee on Media and Information Society during the afternoon session dedicated to “Ongoing activities, priorities and emerging issues in the...

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Follow the conference "Public Service Media for Democracy" live

21 November 2022 Vilnius

The Council of Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are organising the conference ‘Public Service Media for Democracy’ to discuss the way to protect the critical role of public service media in upholding democracy at times when their sustainability and independence are being...

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European Seniors Union’s visit to the Council of Europe

19 November 2022 Strasbourg

On 18 November 2022, a delegation of the European Seniors Union’s undertook a study visit to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Delegates were welcomed by Mr Patrick Penninckx, Head of Information Society Department, who introduced the institutional structure, decision-making processes and...

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Head of the Information Society Department and the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe discussed cooperation

14 November 2022 Strasbourg

Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department, met on 14 November with the new Permanent Representative of Georgia to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Tamar Taliashvili. The Ambassador informed that the review of the Georgian draft Law on Broadcasting is on top of the agenda of...

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Workshop on revised audio-visual media services directive and a working visit organised in Zagreb

8-10 November 2022 Zagreb

Under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” a workshop on audio-visual media services directive (AVMSD) was organised for the employees of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media in Serbia (REM). The workshop,...

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Facing the Challenges of Mis- and Disinformation in the Digital Age

10 November 2022 Valletta

On 10 – 11 November 2022 Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department, took part in the international conference entitled “Young People and Information: Facing the Challenges of Mis- and Disinformation in the Digital Age” organised in Valletta by the Ministry for Foreign and...

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Register for the webinar “Electronic evidence of war crimes” to be held on 25th November

7 November 2022 Strasbourg

The webinar “Electronic evidence of war crimes” will be held on 25 November 2022 at 10:30-12:30 CET with the participation of British journalist Mr Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat, an independent international group of researchers, investigators and citizen journalists using open source and...

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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

2 November 2022 Strasbourg

2 November marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, a pressing political priority across Council of Europe member States. Striving for full achievement of this fundamental goal, the Organisation is equipped today with a rich standard-setting arsenal aimed at...

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The achievements of regional co-operation on freedom of expression and freedom of the media discussed in Montenegro

31 October 2022 budva

The Closing Conference of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” held on 20 October in Montenegro, has brought together the main partners and beneficiaries of the action. It was attended by...

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Training on the protection of whistleblowers

31 October 2022 PRISTINA

Legal advisors and administrative staff of courts and prosecutions were trained on European Union, Council of Europe, and ECtHR standards on the protection of whistleblowers as well as on domestic legislation, and its implementation in practice. There was an in-depth elaboration of the...

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Trainings on freedom of expression and safety of journalists for police and lawyers, held in Serbia

26 - 29 OCTOBER 2022 KOPAONIK

Under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” two trainings were held between 26 and 29 October, for lawyers and police officers. The trainings on freedom of expression, freedom of media and safety of journalists...

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Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.

« Toute personne a droit à la liberté d’expression »

Art. 10 de la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme

 

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