23 Feb 2021 08:57:00Strasbourg 23 February 2021
An updated version of the Council of Europe HELP courses on Hate crime and Hate Speech are now...
16 Feb 2021 09:25:00Strasbourg 16 February 2021
The Council of Europe Project “Legal Education in the Field of Freedom of Expression in Ukraine”...
09 Feb 2021 16:28:00
New Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Media freedom, Internet governance and Personal data protection in Georgia” launchedStrasbourg 9 February 2021
On 1 February 2021, the Council of Europe has started implementation of the new Project...
09 Feb 2021 09:46:00Strasbourg 9 February 2021
Within the framework of its 2018-2021 Neighbourhood Partnership with Morocco, the Council of...
01 Feb 2021 19:20:00Online 1 February 2021
The Training of Trainers on the Protection and Safety of journalists was organised within the...
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