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Supporting media legislation reform in Montenegro

1 October 2019 Cetinje

On October 1, 2019, Patrick Penninckx, head of the Information Society Department, met Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Minister of Culture of Montenegro, in Cetinje, in order to discuss about the current legislative reform of the media policy area, and the Future co-operation between the Council of Europe...

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JUFREX regional publication on media regulatory authorities and protection of minors available in Serbian

26 July 2019 Strasbourg

In today’s unprecedented connected world, the majority of information is delivered to us by the media, in many forms. Media help us learn, understand, stay connected to other people and to the world in general, and engage in entertainment related experiences. Whether we like it or not, media have...

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Study visit to the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights for lawyers of the South-East Europe region

23 April 2019 Strasbourg

Within the scope of the Joint Project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, a study visit to the CoE and the ECtHR for lawyers from...

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Council of Europe Study on Information disorder translated into Serbian

18 April 2019 Belgrade

The report INFORMATION DISORDER:Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making, prepared in 2017 by the Council of Europe provides a new framework for policy-makers, legislators, researchers, technologists and practitioners working on the theoretical and practical challenges...

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Presentation of the JUFREX Dictionary of Media and Legal Terms

Bridging differences by developing a common language

17 April 2019 Belgrade

Over the previous three years, important work has been done in promoting freedom of expression and media, but further efforts in developing understanding among media actors, judges, prosecutors, lawyers and other relevant actors are needed. Developing a common terminology is an important step...

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New JUFREX regional publication media regulatory authorities and protection of minors

10 April 2019 Strasbourg

In today’s unprecedented connected world, the majority of information is delivered to us by the media, in many forms. Media help us learn, understand, stay connected to other people and to the world in general, and engage in entertainment related experiences. Whether we like it or not, media have...

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JUFREX Closing Conference

5 April 2019 Sarajevo

On 5 April 2019, the Final Conference of the Joint Programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” took place in Sarajevo. “This year Council of Europe marks 70 anniversary of its work...

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Roundtable on the Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on National Public Broadcasting Radio-Television of Montenegro (RTCG)

8 March 2019 Podgorica

After preparation of JUFREX comprehensive analysis of media sector and providing legal opinions to two Draft media laws – Draft Law on Media and Draft Law on National Public Broadcaster (RTCG), the Council of Europe (CoE) and European Union (EU) have continued support to the reform process in...

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Roundtable on best practices related to handling complaints pertaining to Transmission Code violations

6 March 2019 Tirana

In an effort to encourage self-regulation by audio-visual media operators in the country, the Albanian Audi-Visual Media Authority (AMA) organised a roundtable discussion with the recently founded Complaints’ Councils by media operators for the purpose of enabling their organisations to handle...

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Press councils and judiciary of SEE discuss self-regulation in a UNESCO and Council of Europe meeting

8-9 February 2019 Belgrade

The meeting was organized by the Press Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a part of the EU-funded Projects “Building trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey” implemented by UNESCO and the programme "Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East...

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Training of trainers on application of Article 10 on freedom of expression in BiH judiciary

Training of trainers for judges and prosecutors in Republika Srpska

2-3 February 2019 Teslic

20 judges and prosecutors, working in different cities and on different levels of judiciary in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovian (BiH), participated in a training of trainers on application of Article 10 on freedom of expression in the national judiciary system. Alongside the discussion on...

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Final conference on JUFREX project cooperation with BiH Association of Journalists

31 January 2019 Sarajevo

On 30 January 2019, at the hotel “Europe” in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), in a partnership with BiH Association of Journalists the final conference on JUFREX project cooperation with the Association was organized. The conference summarized the cooperation of JUFREX team of the Council...

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Training of Trainers on Application of the Article 10 on Freedom of Expression in BiH judiciary

Seminar for Lawyers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 and 23 January 2019 Zenica

A training of trainers on the topic of Application of the Article 10 on Freedom of Expression in BiH judiciary, was held in Zenica, BiH, on 22 and 23 January 2019. 16 Lawyers from the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina, who are members of both Bar Associations (of Federation of BiH and of Republika...

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Presentation of the Study “Regulatory Authorities for Electronic Media and Media Literacy - Comparative analysis of the best European practices”

20 December 2018 Belgrade

Information event for stakeholders of the media community in Serbia on presentation of the Study “Regulatory Authorities for Electronic Media and Media Literacy - Comparative analysis of the best European practices” was organized by the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade, JUFREX Programme and...

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Work meeting on Protection of Minors

14 December 2018 Sarajevo

On Friday, 14 December 2018, a work meeting of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Heregovina (BiH) and their licensees on Protection of Minors, was held in the hotel Courtyard Marriot in Sarajevo. The representatives of radio and TV stations discussed the new TV promotional video...

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Lectures on Freedom of Expression at the Faculty of Political Sciences

11 December 2018 Podgorica

Under the Joint EU/CoE Programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” two lectures were organized at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Podgorica: Media and minors and Right to information. The lectures were delivered by Dr Jelena...

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Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and the media

7-8 December 2018 Sabac

Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and the media has been organised on 7-8 December, in Sabac, Serbia under the joint EU/Council of Europe programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” and in cooperation with the Bar...

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Training for lawyers on freedom of expression and hate speech on the Internet

6 December 2018 Vlore

The joint project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, in close cooperation with the Albanian Bar Association, organised a training...

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Interprofessional training on Media reporting on judicial proceedings

5 December 2018 Nis

The Joint EU/CoE Programme “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” in cooperation with the Press Council of Serbia has organised an interpofessional training on Media reporting on judicial proceedings that took place on 5 December...

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Training workshop on defamation and practical advice for journalists was organised in Pristina

30 November 2018 Pristina

Under the joint project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe organised a training workshop for journalists on national and...

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