The Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Andrey Rikhter, will participate in an international conference on legal obstacles to free media. Rikhter will give a speech at the confernce. The participants will, among other topics, discuss decriminalization of defamation and regulation of fine, and damage levels in defamation and libel cases in EU Member States.
This conference will provide a platform to discuss and assess establishing practical guidelines on the use of the Internet for preventing terrorism and countering violent extremism as well as the problems with supporting terrorism via online resources.
Representatives of government, international scientists, information technology and information security experts, academics, theologians, journalists and bloggers will take part in the conference.
Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and the OSCE Transnational Threat Department/Action against Terrorism Unit will participate in the event and share OSCE best practices.
Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in a conference which bears the title Gaining a Digital Edge: Journalists, Watchdogs and Freedom of Expression (2.0). The event will focus on training, networking and consultation for journalists, media lawyers and civil society in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in a conference focusing on the key political, social and legal aspects affecting freedom of expression and freedom of media in Tajikistan.
The conference seeks to better understand the concept of information security and its importance for safeguarding fundamental human rights in the country.
Participants will identify ways to develop policies and practices extending the right of access to information to all citizens in Tajikistan.
The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will participate in the 7th Meeting of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society. Among the topics that will be discussed during the meeting are Council of Europe action to strengthen the protection of freedom of expression and human rights of Internet users.
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in an international roundtable meeting in whihc participants will discuss ways to ensure safety and security, and protect privacy in the digital realm, particularly with regard to state responses to threats and dangers. The participants will also address issues like the appropriate balance between privacy rights, freedom of expression, and legitimate security concerns in designing new laws for data retention and surveillance. More information on the event is available on the conference website.
Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in an international conference on the current impact of defamation laws on media freedom in Croatia.
Through a series of seminars led by international and national experts, the conference will offer the opportunity to gain a more complete understanding of the legal and practical nature of defamation laws and their relationship to international human rights principles.