logoOn 24 March 2017, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), together with the Council of Europe, will hold a one day conference to discuss the Court of Human Rights case law on Article 10 and related articles concerning freedom of expression of media and journalists.

The conference will focus on developments in the areas of defamation, privacy and the
processing of personal data, investigative journalism in relation to newsgathering, access
to official documents and the importance of the protection of sources and whistleblowers,
as well as the right to protest and the role of the media during protests.

Panel discussions will focus on developments in the fields of defamation, privacy and the processing of personal data, protection of sources and whistleblowers and the role of media during protests. Speakers include current and former judges of the European Court of Human Rights as well as journalists, activists, media lawyers and researchers.

There is a full programme and Concept Note.

Media lawyers, academics, media professionals and civil society representatives are invited to this event which will take place in Strasbourg, France, and is free of charge.

To participate, please register until 10 February 2017 via Sched. This is mandatory and registration might close earlier due to a limited number of seats available. The event is free of charge for participants.

Supporting partners: Article 19, European Federation of Journalists, Ghent University Human Rights Centre, Index on Censorship, Institute of European Media Law, International Federation of Journalists, International Press Institute, Media Legal Defence Initaitive, Mass Media Defence Centre, PEN International.