Media Regulatory Authorities and Hate Speech

The Council of Europe has presented Media Regulatory Authorities and Hate Speech, a report on the experience of media regulatory authorities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia in the area of hate speech. The document wants to create an understanding of the concept of hate speech, and what can be done when it comes to preventing and

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Council of Europe adopts landmark recommendation on gender equality in the audiovisual sector

STRASBOURG, 28/09/2017. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a landmark Recommendation on Gender Equality in the Audiovisual Sector. This follows the Council of Europe’s Sarajevo Conference Declaration which was adopted in August 2015 under the Bosnia and Herzegovina Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. The recommendation was drafted by a wide range of international experts from

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“Evident dangers for the free flow of information” in the Spanish state

The latest International Press Institute (IPI) country report has found “evident dangers for the free flow of information” in the Spanish state. It has also highlighted that the lack of implementation of the 2010 Audio-visual Law provisions on the regulation of community radio is a threat to citizens right to communicate. “IPI is troubled by the Spanish government’s refusal to

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