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The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in an international seminar on the Rule of Law and Justice in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The main topics at the seminar will concern universal principles supporting the rule of law — such as, for example, separation of powers, freedom of media and press and accountability of the government under the law — and how those principles promote transparency and ensure stability in democratic nations. The seminar is organized by the YükselKarkınKüçük Attorney Partnership. 

Istanbul, Turkey
Representative on Freedom of the Media
8 May 2014 - 9 May 2014
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116742
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Small and big world news is published and debated in a seemingly never-ending stream of posts, tweets, and comments on social networking and news websites. A new type of reporting – Open Journalism – is emerging with the growing digitalization and the greater freedom it has brought.

Open Journalism is a new practice of involving the readers and using their content stirs up a variety of questions, legal, regulatory and ethical. It raises questions on how to deal with issues we attach to traditional journalism like protection of sources, access to information and editorial independence.

In 2014 the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will hold a series of meetings among experts, policymakers and regulators touching on the practice and terminology of Open Journalism, legal issues, accountability and regulatory challenges. The first meeting will be held in the beginning of May in Vienna.

“Open journalism is characterized by its interactive, participative and networked features, which allow for a diverse range of perspectives at different levels in the news production process.”

Dr. Tarlach McGonagle, senior researcher for the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam

The meetings will facilitate our understanding of the issues involved, best practices and possible solutions to advance and strengthen human dimension commitments. From that a series of master classes will be held in the regions to develop the skills of those involved in process, from representatives of media organizations, the online community, relevant government ministries, Internet intermediaries, legislators, lawyers and others.

“At present there is no legal framework and no international standards regulating open journalism and user-generated content (UGC).

Barbara Trionfi, Press Freedom Manager, International Press Institute

All policy papers, findings and contributions from the participants will be consolidated, together with relevant publications, in this online resource. It will be a platform for the exchange of information, experience and opinions on the topic.

Vienna
Representative on Freedom of the Media
5 May 2014
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117184
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 The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will attend the fourth Freedom Online Conference on 28-29 April in Tallinn, Estonial. This year's conference bears the title “Free and Secure Internet for All". 

The conference is hosted by the Freedom Online Coalition, a coalition committed to advancing Internet freedom: free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online worldwide. The Coalition's agenda is to facilitate a global dialogue about the responsibilities of governments from around the world in proactively furthering freedom on the Internet. For more information on the Freedom Online Conference, please visit the conference’s website 

Tallinn, Estonia
Representative on Freedom of the Media
28 April 2014 - 29 April 2014
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117286
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Staff from the office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in discussions on media freedom and media integrity in EU enlargement countries, organized by the European Commission.

Brussels, Belgium
Representative on Freedom of the Media
9 April 2014 - 10 April 2014
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116522
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The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in the fourth annual Cyber Dialogue conference with the theme "After Snowden, Wither Internet Freedom?". Mijatović will be one of Cyber Dialogue's featured speakers at the plenary panel. 

The conference, consisting of a series of facilitated public plenary conversations and working groups around cyberspace security and governance, will gather participants from a cross-section of government, the private sector, and civil society. This year’s Cyber Dialogue will include an emphasis on thought leaders from the global South, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. More information on the event is available on the conference website

Mijatović's blog post for the conference, It’s Time for a Magna Carta for the Web, is available here

Toronto, Canada
Representative on Freedom of the Media
30 March 2014 - 31 March 2014
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116348
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The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will participate in Growing with children’s rights, a Conference on the implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child 2012-2015. Barata will give a speech at one of the conference's panels entitled Children's rights and freedom of expression. For more information on the event, please visit the conference website

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Representative on Freedom of the Media
27 March 2014 - 28 March 2014
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116743
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Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate at the National Seminar on Countering the use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes. 

Astana
Representative on Freedom of the Media
26 March 2014 - 27 March 2014
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116349
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The Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Andrey Rikhter, will attend the 28th meeting of the Advisory Committee of the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO).

Strasbourg, France
Representative on Freedom of the Media
26 March 2014
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116449
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The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will participate in a conference focusing on the obligations arising from membership of Tajikistan in the World Trade Organization in the field of telecommunications and broadcasting. Barata will give a speech on the digital switch-over and freedom of expression at the conference. 

More information on the event is available (in Russian) on the conference website

Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Representative on Freedom of the Media
18 March 2014 - 19 March 2014
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116288
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Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate at the first meeting of the Committee of Experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom, organized by the Council of Europe. 

Strasbourg, France
Representative on Freedom of the Media
17 March 2014 - 18 March 2014
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