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.
15 Aug 2020 12:43:00Tunis 13 August 2020
A first batch of equipment was handed over to fifteen new association radios on Friday, August 7,...
10 Aug 2020 10:47:00
The impact of the health crisis on freedom of expression and media freedom - Report by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović BurićStrasbourg 10 july 2020
Over a year ago, the declaration adopted by the Committee of Ministers in Helsinki on the...
05 Aug 2020 14:20:00
Workshop for representatives of regional media: Media regulations during electoral processes – international and domestic standardsBatumi 31 July 2020
International and domestic standards related to media coverage during elections were discussed at...
23 Jul 2020 19:26:00Strasbourg 23 July 2020
A new analytical Report looking at the current legal and policy situation regarding gender...
21 Jul 2020 16:24:00Strasbourg 21 July 2020
Patrick Penninckx, Head of the Information Society Department of the Council of Europe addressed...
“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