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121527
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in a seminar that will discuss the Italian defamation laws and how to improve them. The Representative will give a keynote speech at the seminar. More information about the event (in Italian) is available here

Rome, Italy
Representative on Freedom of the Media
23 July 2014
No
121260
English
Yes
No

Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in a OSCE-led training session on media self-regulation for members of the media in Skopje. 

Skopje
Representative on Freedom of the Media
15 July 2014
No
120946
English
Yes
No

Staff from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will participate in a regional workshop on media's role in counter-terrorism. The workshop will bring together representatives from a range of institutions from all five Central Asian countries, selected regional countries and members of regional and international organizations.

Topics to be discussed include media strategies used by terrorists, choices and responsibilities of the media, political and legal responses and options for cooperation. The workshop will also include capacity-building training for representatives of the media and government press agencies, including topics such as developing counter narratives, reporting on victims and preparing and dealing with the stress and trauma of reporting on terrorism. 

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Representative on Freedom of the Media
9 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
No
120872
English
Yes
No

The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will give a lecture at the Central European University's Summer University in Budapest. Barata's lecture is entitled "International standards on freedom of expression and the role of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media".  

Budapest, Hungary
Representative on Freedom of the Media
8 July 2014
No
118316
English
118316
Yes
No

The Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting will provide a forum for the discussion of the developments regarding the rights, responsibilities and OSCE commitments with respect to freedom of expression. The topics will include the right to freedom of expression as envisioned in States’ national laws, as well as in international law and policy, the responsibilities within the framework of freedom of expression as set by international standards, and the role of the OSCE and civil society in safeguarding and promoting the commitments in this regard.

On-line registration for all participants is available at http://meetings.odihr.pl. Participants are advised to register by Wednesday, 2 July 2014. Afterwards only on the spot registration will be available. However, to facilitate the preparation for the meeting, e.g. preparation of badges and printing of sufficient amount of materials, the earliest possible registration would be highly appreciated.

Any bodies wishing to organize a side event during the meeting should submit the side event check list latest by Wednesday, 18th of June.

Additional information concerning the meeting including the agenda, general guidelines containing the technical information and modalities, the information for civil society, the check list for those wishing to organise a side event during the meeting as well as the list of selected hotels in Vienna can be found as the attachments. 

The Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting can be followed on Twitter by using the hashtag #SHDM14. The opening session will be streamed live.

In case of any questions, please consult the attached documents or contact the following people:
Substantive content matters: Ms. Nora Isaac, RFOM, at Nora.Isaac@osce.org or +43 1 514 36 6805
Organizational matters: Ms. Kamila Czerwinska, ODIHR at Kamila.Czerwinska@odihr.pl or +48 22 5200 657
Registration of participants: Ms. Anna Sierant, ODIHR at Anna.Sierant@odihr.pl or +48 22 5200 627
Organization of side events: Mr. Ireneusz Stepinski, ODIHR at Ireneusz.Stepinski@odihr.pl  or +48 22 52 00 658

The OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFOM) kindly invite all interested parties for the second 'Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on promotion of freedom of expression: rights, responsibilities and OSCE commitments' that will take place on 3-4 July 2014, in Vienna.
Vienna
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
3 July 2014 - 4 July 2014
No
120071
English
Yes
No

The Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Juan Barata, will participate in the annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute. Barata will give lectures on international standards on freedom of expression and freedom of the media, and on the specific role of the OSCE and the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. 

The Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute brings together young scholars and regulators from around the world to discuss important recent trends in technology, international politics and development and its influence on media policy.

Oxford, England
Representative on Freedom of the Media
30 June 2014 - 2 July 2014
No
119404
English
Yes
No

The Director of the Office of the OSCE Representatative on Freedom of the Media, Andrey Rikhter, will participate in an international workshop on the "Measureability of Diversity in Press and Broadcasting". The workshop will examine and identify common criteria for a framework of free and indenpendent media. 

Berlin, Germany
Representative on Freedom of the Media
30 June 2014
No
120250
English
Yes
No

The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media is organizing a second 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. Information about that meeting, including memorandum that was adopted, is available here

Vienna, Austria
Representative on Freedom of the Media
27 June 2014
No
119558
English
Yes
No

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will participate in an international conference on hate speech in the Western Balkans region. The Representative will give the opening remarks at the conference and also chair the first panel discussion on "Defining and identifying hate speech". 

Pristina
Representative on Freedom of the Media
13 June 2014
No
119191
English
Yes
No

The Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Andrey Rikhter, will attend and be a keynote speaker at the 7th International Central and East European Media Conference “Changing Media and Democracy: 25 Years of Media Freedom and Public Sphere in Central and East Europe”. 

For more informaiton on the event, please visit the conference website.

Wroclaw, Poland
Representative on Freedom of the Media
12 June 2014 - 14 June 2014
No