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                                                                                        “Promoting dialogue between the ECtHR and the media freedom community”                                           

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, with support of the Council of Europe and its partner organisations, invites you to join a dialogue on freedom of expression between the European legal and the media sphere. It will take place on 24th March 2017 in the Palais de l’Europe Building (Room 1) in Strasbourg.

The conference will be live-streamed entirely. Find the webcast here.

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 media law and freedom of expression. It will provide a platform to discuss the ECtHR case law in cases concerning freedom of expression of media and journalists.

Key topics to be discussed:
● Defamation, privacy and the processing of personal data
● Investigative journalism, access to information, protection of sources and whistleblowers
● The right to protest and the role of the media during protests. 

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To find more information about the European Centre for Press and Media freedom, visit our website and follow us on Twitter.

The conference will be live-streamed entirely. Find the webcast here. 
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Friday, March 24 • 10:10 - 12:00
Defamation, privacy and processing of personal data
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Friday March 24, 2017 10:10 - 12:00
The Palais de l’Europe Building (Room 1)