01 Dec 2020 15:03:00Strasbourg 1 December 2020
On 1st December 2020 the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents has...
25 Nov 2020 14:23:00Strasbourg 25 November 2020
On 24-25 November the CDMSI (Steering Committee on Media and Information Society) held its 18th...
25 Nov 2020 13:29:00
The Moldovan National Public Broadcaster, Teleradio-Moldova commences the transition phase to a Convergent NewsroomStrasbourg 24 November 2020
Supporting the National Public Broadcaster in Moldova, Teleradio-Moldova, in its efforts to...
24 Nov 2020 10:49:00Strasbourg 24 November 2020
The new report “Prioritisation uncovered. The Discoverability of Public Interest Content Online”...
23 Nov 2020 21:20:00
Online presentation of the “Review of the provisions of the Code on audio-visual media services regarding protection of minors”Strasbourg 23 November 2020
Regulatory Communications Agency (CRA), European Union and Council of Europe have organised a...
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