CoE: Community Media, “a counterbalance to increased media concentration”

The Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe adopted on 7th of March  the Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)1[1] of the Committee of Ministers to member States on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership After the Declaration on the role of community media in promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue which was adopted in 2009, this is the first recommendation referring to

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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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The Council of Europe launches an internet platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists

The Council of Europe has launched–in co-operation with five partner organizations– an Internet platform aimed at protecting journalism and promoting the safety of journalists. Via the platform, the partner organisations –Article 19, the Association of European Journalists, the European Federation of Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders– will issue alerts concerning media freedom threats and will bring

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