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127110
English
Yes
No

The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will host a one-day conference which bears the title Freedom of Expression for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, aimed to improve awareness and understanding of the relationship between freedom of expression and tolerance and non-discrimination, and to stimulate a debate on this issue among the participating States of the OSCE.

International experts, academia, representatives of OSCE participating States, and OSCE Institutions will participate in the event which will provide a forum for discussions, analyses, sharing of good practices regarding the balance and correlation of protecting both freedom of expression and promoting tolerance and non-discrimination.

The event will focus on two main and broad topics.

The morning panel will focus on freedom of expression and freedom of religion, thought and belief in an open and interconnected world. The session will recall the existing international standards and case law, and examine the role of diplomacy and international organizations in the protection and conciliation of such rights, particularly in times of crisis.

The afternoon panel will discuss the promotion of tolerance and non-discrimination through media policies by looking at the role of media laws and public service media in promoting tolerant societies. The panel discussion also aims to analyse good practices of the use of the media sphere in order to foster the free dissemination and discussion of different religious and philosophical discourses.

The main aims of the discussions are to involve participating States in the understanding of the complex interaction between freedom of the media and freedom of religion and belief in our current times as well as the promotion of good practices vis-à-vis policies aimed at fostering tolerance and non-discrimination at the national level.

For substantive issues and administrative queries, please contact Ulrike Schmidt.   

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Vienna, Austria
Representative on Freedom of the Media
18 December 2014
Yes
131786
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in a roundtable discussion with representatives from the media in Montenegro on self-regulation and confidence building measures between media actors. 

The discussion is a follow-up to the event organized by the Representative's office in October at which representatives from media outlets in Montenegro agreed on steps to co-operate in order to strengthen media self-regulation in the country.  

Podgorica, Montenegro
Representative on Freedom of the Media
15 December 2014
No
127776
English
Yes
No

Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) will participate in an international conference on the digital switchover entitled Digi Dare - Before the Final Switchover

The main goal of the conference is to discuss the remaining challenges of audio-visual media regulatory agencies before the final switchover to digital transmission on June 2015. 

Staff from the Office of the RFoM will moderate one of the panel discussions at the conference focusing on media freedom, diversity, pluralism and public service broadcasting in the digital era. 

Pristina
Representative on Freedom of the Media
11 December 2014 - 12 December 2014
No
130136
English
Yes
No

The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will organize a fourth 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 previous roundtable discussions were held on 19 May (see also press release), on 27 June (see press release), and on 26 September. Information about these meetings, including memorandum that was adopted, are available on the events pages. 

Vienna, Austria
Representative on Freedom of the Media
11 December 2014
No
130361
English
Yes
No

Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in an international pilot conference on the on the media environment in the Eastern Partnership Region.

The event will bring together media experts from the countries of the Eastern Partnership region and from within the European Union to discuss current challenges to prepare for a high-level conference to be held in Riga in the first half of 2015. 

Brussels, Belgium
Representative on Freedom of the Media
11 December 2014
No
130771
English
Yes
No

Andrey Rikhter, Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, will speak on freedom of expression and media freedom at the second EU Human Rights Dialogue.

The event is jointly organised by the Representation of the European Commission in Austria, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the European Parliament Information Office and the Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna.

Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstraße 35, Vienna
Representative on Freedom of the Media
10 December 2014
No
128411
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will particiapate in an international conference on human rights for Internet users. Mijatović will deliver opening remarks at the conference.

    

Brussels, Belgium
Representative on Freedom of the Media
10 December 2014
No
128421
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in an discussion on freedom of expression on the Internet before the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Mijatović will deliver an opening speech at the event and also participate in the subsequent debate which bears the title Ensuring Freedom of Expression on the Internet.

Strasbourg, France
Representative on Freedom of the Media
9 December 2014
No
127761
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will deliever a lecture on media freedom in the OSCE region and present her office's activities to students at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo. 

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Representative on Freedom of the Media
29 November 2014
No
127316
English
Yes
No

The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will participate in an international conference on defamation laws in Spain. Barata will make a presentation entitled International mechanisms for the protection of journalists at the conference. 

Madrid, Spain
Representative on Freedom of the Media
27 November 2014 - 28 November 2014
No