A Guide to Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights available in Serbian

4 May 2021 Strasbourg

The Guide to Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights is part of the series of Case-Law Guides published by the European Court of Human Rights to inform legal practitioners about the fundamental judgments and decisions delivered by the Strasbourg Court. This particular Guide analyses...

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How to protect journalists and other media actors?

3 May 2021 Strasbourg

A new interactive guide for States on protecting journalists and media actors was released by the Council of Europe on the eve of the International Press Freedom Day. Violence against journalists is on the rise across Council of Europe member States as reported on the Platform to promote the...

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Secretary General: European governments should show stronger political will to protect press freedom

28 April 2021 Strasbourg

In a statement issued ahead of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić urged European governments to show stronger political will to protect journalists and independent journalism in order to put a stop to the deterioration of media freedom in...

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Training for lawyers in Serbia on freedom of expression

28 April 2021 Online

Training for lawyers in Serbia on freedom of expression and the media has been organised on 26-27 April 2021, under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” and in co-operation with the Bar Association of Serbia. Full...

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Participation of the Council of Europe at the debate “A Digital Europe for all?”

26 April 2021 Strasbourg

Speaking on the debate “A Digital Europe for all ?” organised by the Province of Flemish Brabant and by the University of Leuven (KUL) , Mr Patrick PENNINCKX addressed questions such as the assessment of the impact of the Digital Revolution and the management of the Information Society . Mr...

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Online seminar “Is Disinformation threating Freedom of Speech? “

23 April 2021 Strasbourg

Mr Patrick Penninckx, Head of Information Society Department at the Council of Europe addressed participants of the seminar “Is Disinformation threating Freedom of Speech '' on April 23. His presentation focussed on information disorder and the rise of distrust in the media as well as the Council...

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E-conference “EU Values, Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue: Enhancing the debate"

22 April 2021 Strasbourg

In the e-conference “EU Values, Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue: Enhancing the debate” on Thursday April 22nd, Mr Patrick PENNINCKX, Head of Information Society Department at the Council of Europe, represented the Council of Europe on a discussion on hate speech. In the light of the current...

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Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX 2): 2nd Steering Committee meeting organised

15 April 2021 Belgrade

“Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” organised the online Steering Committee meeting with the representatives of the partner institutions and organisations that expressed their views on the implementation process and plans for the upcoming joint activities. JUFREX...

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New online course on Protection and Safety of Journalists is now available in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian

19 April 2021 Strasbourg

The course was developed by the Council of Europe Information Society Department, in cooperation with HELP Programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) within the framework of the action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX 2)” implemented...

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CDMSI Bureau assessed progress and discussed prospects for future work

16 April 2021 Strasbourg

The 20th meeting of the CDMSI Bureau was held by videoconference on 15 and 16 April . The Bureau assessed the progress of the work and work perspectives for the next period of reference (2022-2025). In particular, the Bureau members reviewed the state of progress in the work of the expert...

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Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo*(JUFREX)

The thematic training on access to information and freedom of expression on internet for judges and prosecutors

9 April 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Academy of Justice organised a two-day training for judges and prosecutors on access to information and the freedom of expression on internet, from 7 to 8 April 2021. 63 judges and...

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Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo*(JUFREX)

JUFREX: Second Steering Committee meeting organised on 31 March 2021

9 April 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media (JUFREX) organised the Steering Committee meeting with the representatives of the partner institutions/organisations of the project, involved in the implementation of project activities on 31 March 2021. This is the second...

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Committee of Experts on Media Environment and Reform (MSI-REF) held its third meeting via videoconference

6 April 2021 Strasbourg

On 31 March - 1 April, the Committee of Experts on Media Environment and Reform (MSI-REF) held its third meeting via videoconference. The experts and participants held a thorough discussion of the three texts the Committee had been tasked to prepare: a Draft recommendation by the Committee of...

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The second edition of the online course on Freedom of expression is now available in Albanian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Montenegrin and Serbian

29 March 2021 Strasbourg

The course, initially developed in 2016 by joint European Union and Council of Europe project, has been brought to-date with the latest case-law in this field, become more interactive and visually advanced within the framework of the European Union and Council of Europe joint action: “Freedom of...

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Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists: factsheets available in Albanian and Serbian

25 March 2021 Strasbourg

The right of journalists not to disclose their sources and the right to access, receive and impart information are key prerequisites for freedom of the press and freedom of expression. Take a look at our factsheets now translated in Albanian and Serbian and find out more on important Council of...

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The Committee of Experts on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies (MSI-DIG) held its second meeting via videoconference

18 March 2021 Strasbourg

On 17-18 March, the Committee of Experts on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies (MSI-DIG) held its second meeting. Due to current restrictions on travels and public gatherings related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held via videoconference. The experts* have finalised one of...

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Two-day training on defamation with Lawyers- JUFREX Kosovo*

16-17 March 2021 Online

Around 30 lawyers from different municipalities benefitted from a 2-day training on “Defamation and Protection of Reputation” organised by EU/CoE Action on Freedom of Expression and the Media (JUFREX) in co-operation with the Kosovo Bar Association. Freeedom of Expression and freedom of the...

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Multidisciplinary webinar on the topic of intersection of responsible journalism and free access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina

16 March 2021 Online

A multidisciplinary seminar on the topic of intersection of responsible journalism and free access to information in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on 4 March 2021 in a webinar format. The goal of the event was to open the dialogue between media professionals, judiciary and government officials...

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International and domestic mechanisms and resources for the protection of journalists shared with Albanian reporters

10 March 2021 Tirana

Albanian journalists get acquainted with international and domestic mechanisms and other resources for their protection. This activity was organised by the Albanian Media Council with the support of the EU and Council of Europe joint action on "Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in...

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Freedom of Expression and its importance for democratic societies discussed with students in Pristina

26 February 2021 Pristina

The application of the right to freedom of expression in the everyday practice was in the focus of the (online) lecture with the law and journalism students in Pristina, organised with the support of the EU and Council of Europe joint action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media...

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