17 May 2021 13:32:00Strasbourg 12 May 2021
On May 12, 2021, Mr Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department of the Council...
17 May 2021 13:21:00Strasbourg 12 May 2021
Mr Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department at the Council of Europe...
07 May 2021 10:33:00Strasbourg 7 May 2021
During the pandemic, reliable information became critical not only to keep people informed but...
05 May 2021 12:42:00
Ethical court reporting, with special focus on Kosovo* Specialist Chambers. The rights and responsibilities of journalistsStrasbourg 5 May 2021
The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in...
04 May 2021 15:16:00Strasbourg 4 May 2021
The Guide to Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights is part of the series 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