The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), supported by the Council of Europe, will hold the conference “Promoting dialogue between the ECtHR and the media freedom community” on 24 of March 2017 in Strasbourg.
The focus of the event will be on the freedom of expression and the role and case law of the European Court of Human Rights: developments and challenges.
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.
There will be panel discussions featuring current and former judges of the European Court of Human Rights as well as lawyers, journalists, activists and academic researchers.
The conference will provide a venue to analyse and discuss the Court’s recent case law related to freedom of expression, media and journalism and it will provide a broad platform to engage in dialogue. By bringing together all stakeholders and stimulating both high quality analysis and discussion, the organisers hope to contribute to a better understanding of actual developments in freedom of expression jurisprudence and to promote informed awareness about how the right to freedom of expression is challenged in a globalised information society.
The event is organized in cooperation with ARTICLE 19, the European Federation of Journalists, Ghent University Human Rights Centre/Strasbourg Observers, 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.