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 Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media will bring together international experts and journalists, government officials and academics for the 11th OSCE South Caucasus Media Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia. The participants will discuss the challenges, opportunities and strategic dilemmas for public service broadcasters in the digital age, and the latest media freedom developments in the South Caucasus.
The conference is financially sponsored by Azerbaijan, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and the United States.
The Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Andrey Rikhter, will give a keynote speech at a seminar on the consequences of fall of the iron curtain for human rights on eastern Europe. More information about the event is available on the seminar website.
The Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Andrey Rikhter, will participate in an international seminar on protection of journalists. The seminar will address the need to improve legal protections for journalists whose safety and security are threatened because of their work. More information about the event is available on the seminar's website.
Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in an international conference on current challenges for television and radio. The conference will bring together regulators of the audiovisual industry and experts on law and media from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Ukraine.
The participants will share experiences and insights and discuss methods for preventing possible propaganda information within the sector of electronic media.
The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will host and organize a roundtable discussion with members of the media representing different media outlets in Montenegro.
Managers and editors from print and online media outlets in Montenegro will participate in the discussions on how to improve media self-regulation in the country and to start the process of confidence-building between different media actors.
Representatives from the daily newspapers Pobjeda, Dan, Vijesti and Dnevne Novine will participate, as well as representatives from the Monitor weekly, the portal Analitika. The Secretary General of the Media Council for Self-regulation will also attend the meeting.
The roundtable discussion serves as a follow-up to the meetings the Representative held in Montenegro on 17 July.