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124903
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in International Institute of Communications Annual Conference. This year's conference bears the title Trends in Global Communications: Breaking down silos to embrace convergence. The Representative will give a speech at the conference's keynote session entitled Data protection, cyber security and human rights:balancing and managing policy responses, network operator responsibilities and risks. 

More information about the event is available on the conference website  

Vienna, Austria
Representative on Freedom of the Media
9 October 2014
No
124344
English
Yes
No

The Principial Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will participate in a meeting on protection of journalism and safety of journalists, organized by Council of Europe.

The first meeting was held on 3 and 4 of March 2014 and information from that meeting is available here

Strasbourg, France
Representative on Freedom of the Media
6 October 2014 - 7 October 2014
No
124901
English
Yes
No

Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in Russian Union of Journalists' 18th festival in Sochi, Russia. The event brings together several hundred media professionals to discuss current trends and challenges for journalism. 

Sochi, Russia
Representative on Freedom of the Media
1 October 2014 - 8 October 2014
No
124227
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in the 80th PEN International Congress. The Representative will deliver a key note speech at the conference and also participate in a panel discussion on criminal defamation organized by the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International. More information about the event is available on the conference website.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Representative on Freedom of the Media
30 September 2014 - 1 October 2014
No
124015
English
Yes
No

The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will organize a third roundtable discussion between the representatives of the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ), Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), and the National Union of the Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).

The objective of the roundtable is to facilitate a dialogue between the journalists of the two countries and define the support measures to enhance journalists’ professional standards and safety.

The first roundtable discussion took place on 19 May and the second discussion was held on 27 June. Information about these meetings, including memorandum that was adopted, are available on the events pages. 

Vienna, Austria
Representative on Freedom of the Media
26 September 2014
No
123599
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in an international conference on the development of independent media in the digital age in Eurasia. Mijatović will give deliver a speech at the opening session of the conference. More information about the event is available on the conference website

Kyiv, Ukraine
Representative on Freedom of the Media
24 September 2014 - 26 September 2014
No
123536
English
Yes
No

The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will particiapte in an international media conference on politics and media. Barata will be a panelist and expert on a session about the main challanges of Romanian press and the influence of politics. 

Bucharest, Romania
Representative on Freedom of the Media
23 September 2014
No
121100
English
121100
Yes
No

Modalities &  Agenda:

Further information concerning the organization of the Meeting is available in the following documents:  “Agenda”, “Technical Information”, “Information for Civil Society”, “Side events Checklist” and “Document Preparations Guidelines”. You will also find below the “Fact sheet about HDIM”. The annotated agenda of the Meeting will be posted in the days ahead of the Meeting.

Registration:

Online registration for all participants is available at http://meetings.odihr.pl. Participants wishing to attend are requested to register preferably by Wednesday, 3rd September 2014. The registration will also be available after the date; however, early registration would be highly appreciated to facilitate the preparation of the HDIM.

Participation in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting is free of charge, although all travel and accommodation costs should be borne by participants. The following documents might facilitate accommodation arrangements: ‘List of chosen hotels in Warsaw”, “Hotel special rates”, Booking form to Sofitel hotel where the meeting takes place, as well as to the Novotel hotel.

Registered participants will be able to collect their badges at the Meeting’s venue as of Monday, 22nd September, from 8 a.m.

Side Events:

Side events may be held over the course of the Seminar. Institutions and organizations wishing to organize a side event are requested to register it at their earliest convenience, by filling out the checklist and send it to Mr. Ireneusz Stepinski at ireneusz.stepinski@odihr.pl by Friday, 5th September at the latest. Requests are processed on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability of rooms. More details are available in “Information for Civil Society” and “Checklist for Organizers of Side Events”. Additional information on the content and objectives of planned side events, as well as on timing and duration, will be made available on the website prior to the event.

For further information about the HDIM please refer to the documents or contact:

Registration of participants: Ms. Anna Sierant at Anna.Sierant@odihr.pl or +48 22 5200 627

Registration and organization of side events: Mr. Ireneusz Stepinski at Ireneusz.Stepinski@odihr.pl or +48 22 5200 658

Organizational matters: Ms. Kamila Czerwinska at Kamila.Czerwinska@odihr.pl or +48 22 5200 657

Live web streaming

The entire HDIM will be broadcasted live online.

Live webcast will be back on 3 October 2014, Friday at 10:00 CET with the session on discussion of human dimension activities.

Videos from previous sessions are available on ODIHR Ustream channel: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hdim-2014

The Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM), Europe's largest annual human rights and democracy conference, is organized every year by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) as a platform for 57 OSCE participating States, Partners for Co-operation, civil society, international organizations and OSCE structures to take stock of the implementation of the human dimension commitments, discuss associated challenges, share good practices and make recommendations for further improvements.
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Speakers at opening session of Human Dimension Implementation Meeting, in Warsaw, Poland, 22 September 2014
Hotel Sofitel Victoria, Warsaw
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
22 September 2014 - 3 October 2014
Yes
123051
English
Yes
No

The second expert meeting will focus on the legal implications of Open Journalism, protection of media freedom online, and how the new voices of Open Journalism are recognized and safeguarded with regards to basic human rights.

Among the experts participating in the meeting are Yaman Akdeniz (Professor, Bigli University), Begaim Usenova (Director, Media Policy Institute), Tarlach McGonagle (Senior researcher, Institute for Information Law), Irina Levova (Russian Association of Electronic Communications), and Wolfgang Kleinwaechter (Professor, Aarhus University). 

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Vienna
Representative on Freedom of the Media
19 September 2014
Yes
123265
English
Yes
No

Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in a panel discussion on access to information at a meeting organized by the UN Convention against Corruption Coalition. The meeting will highligt the importance of access to information in fighting corruption and sources of technical assistance.

Vienna, Austria
Representative on Freedom of the Media
9 September 2014
No