20 Jan 2021 19:42:00Strasbourg 20 January 2021
On 19-20 January 2021 the Committee of Experts on Media Environment and Reform (MSI-REF) held its...
21 Dec 2020 00:38:00Morocco 18 December 2020
Within the framework of the projects “Promoting freedom of expression and media pluralism in...
21 Dec 2020 00:20:00
Regulation of Political advertising - a comparative study with reflections on the situation in South-East EuropeStrasbourg 17 December 2020
The study addresses the issue of political campaigning and advertising from a media regulatory...
17 Dec 2020 14:54:00Strasbourg 16 December 2020
On 15-16 December 2020 the Committee of Experts on Combating Hate Speech (ADI/MSI-DIS) exchanged...
16 Dec 2020 00:45:00
Supporting Albanian legal professionals in addressing their training needs on freedom of expression standardsTIrana 16 December 2020
Representatives of the High Judicial Council (HJC), High Prosecutorial Council (HPC), School of...
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.
“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