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ECPMF conference: Promoting dialogue between the ECtHR and the media freedom community

March 24, 2017

Promoting dialogue between the ECtHR and the media freedom community
Freedom of expression and the role and case law of the European Court of Human Rights: developments and challenges

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), supported by the Council of Europe and in cooperation with its partners, invites you to attend the conference “Promoting dialogue between the ECtHR and the media freedom community”.

The event takes place on 24 of March 2017 at the Council of Europe’s Agora Building in Strasbourg, France.

The one-day conference aims to bring together judges and lawyers of the European Court of Human Rights and media lawyers, academics, policymakers, journalists, media professionals and civil society representatives active in the field of freedom of expression of media and journalists.

The key themes to be discussed include:

  • Defamation, privacy and processing of personal data
  • Investigative journalism, access to information, protection of sources and whistle-blowers
  • The right to protest and the role of media during protests

The event is organized in cooperation with ARTICLE 19, the European Federation of Journalists, Ghent University Human Rights Centre, Index on Censorship, the Institute of European Media Law, the International Federation of Journalists, the International Press Institute, the Media Legal Defence Initiative, the Mass Media Defence Centre and PEN International.

The full programme and all panelists can be found on the conference website.

To participate, please register via Sched. Registration is mandatory due to limited seats available.  Registration is open until 10 February 2017 and might close earlier if all the seats are booked.

Participation is free of charge, but donations to support the work of ECPMF are highly welcomed.

Feel free to spread the word about this interesting event and share it with your network together with the hashtag #DialogueECtHR.

We hope to see you in Strasbourg!

The organising committee:
Flutura Kusari, Peter Noorlander, Urška Umek and Dirk Voorhoof

For more information, please contact


March 24, 2017
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Agora Building, Room 1
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