Strasbourg conference to focus on media freedom, privacy and human rights

Next month, a free one day conference to discuss key aspects of media freedom, privacy and human rights, will take place in Strasbourg.

Venice Commission: Turkey’s authorities “went too far” after failed July coup

The report, from the Council of Europe’s consitutional experts, acknowledges that Turkey did have “good reasons” to declare a state of emergency but confirms that the measures taken by the government went beyond what is permitted by the Turkish Constitution and by international law.

Video: Stop anti-Semitism!

Today the Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech Movement is organising an action day under the slogan “Stop Antisemitism!” to help counter hate speech towards Jewish people.

Podcast: World Forum For Democracy 2016 – An end to Radio Bla Bla

In this podcast, the introduction of live radio broadcasts at this year’s World Forum For Democracy, is the prelude to a wider discussion with Fatou Jagne Senghor, on how community radio is being used for the promotion of gender equality and human rights in Senegal.

Viewpoint: Tatia Chkhenkeli’s World Forum for Democracy report – “Education is an act of love”

In her first bulletin from this year’s World Forum for Democracy, Tatia Chkhenkeli reports from the opening session’s discussion on ‘Learning by doing – From preaching to practicing democracy.’