Freedom of expression and information and freedom of the media are crucial for the functioning of a democratic society and continue to be so in times of crisis. In times of crisis media play a key role, also coupled with increased responsibility, in providing accurate, reliable information to the public, but also in preventing panic and fostering people’s understanding.
25 Sep 2020 13:47:00
ECHR case-law related to privacy and data protection - guidance for the State Inspector’s Service in GeorgiaTelavi 18-19 September 2020
The two-day training, in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights related to privacy...
23 Sep 2020 15:23:00Online 22 September 2020
Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe took part...
23 Sep 2020 15:09:00Online 22 September 2020
The Council of Europe’s “Guidelines on safeguarding privacy in the media” have been translated...
23 Sep 2020 10:16:0017 September 2020
On September 17, 2020, Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department took part in...
23 Sep 2020 10:01:00
Training of trainers on freedom of expression for judges and prosecutors of Federation of Bosnia and HerzegovinaStrasbourg 23 September 2020
Judges and prosecutors from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), participated in a...
“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.
The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.”
Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights