Symposium 'Promoting dialogue between the ECtHR and the media freedom community'

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medewerkers, journalisten
25-03-2017 van 09:00 tot 18:00
Council of Europe’s Agora Building, , 67000 Strasbourg, France
European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, Council of Europe, Human Rights Centre UGent, ARTICLE 19, Europ. Fed. of Journalists, Index on Censorship, Institute of European Media Law, Internl Fed of Journalists, Internl Press Institute...
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The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, supported by the Council of Europe, will hold the conference “Promoting dialogue between the ECtHR and the media freedom community: Freedom of expression and the role and case law of the European Court of Human Rights: developments and challenges” .
The one-day conference aims to bring together judges and lawyers of the European Court of Human Rights and media lawyers, academics, policymakers, journalists, media professionals and civil society representatives active in the field of media law and freedom of expression. It will provide a platform to discuss the ECtHR case law in cases concerning freedom of expression of media and journalists.

Key themes to be discussed during the conference include:
    Defamation, privacy and the processing of personal data
    Investigative journalism, access to information, protection of sources and whistle-blowers
    The right to protest and the role of the media during protests.

Registration is open now, until 10 February and it might even close earlier as seats are limited. Follow us on social media to receive updates.
Organisers will not cover travel and accommodation expenses of the participants.

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The event is organized in cooperation with ARTICLE 19, the European Federation of Journalists, Ghent University Human Rights Centre, Index on Censorship, the Institute of European Media Law, the International Federation of Journalists, the International Press Institute, the Media Legal Defence Initiative, the Mass Media Defence Centre and PEN International.

We hope to see you in Strasbourg,


Organising committee:

Flutura Kusari, Peter Noorlander, Urška Umek and Dirk Voorhoof
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