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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 • 13:45 - 15:00
Investigative journalism, access to information, protection of sources and whistleblowers
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Moderators
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Lucy Freeman

Chief Executive Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Lucy Freeman is MLDI's Chief Executive Officer. She joined MLDI from Amnesty International, where she worked for 8 years as Director of Gender, Sexuality and Identity, Director of Growth, Deputy Director in the Africa Programme and Researcher on Nigeria. During this time she led and managed work on issues including freedom of expression and association, safety and security of human rights defenders, discrimination, war crimes and crimes against... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helen Darbishire

Helen Darbishire

Founder / Executive Director, Access Info Europe
Helen Darbishire is a human rights activist specialising in the public’s right of access to information (freedom of information), and the development of open and democratic societies with participatory and accountable governments. Helen is founder and Executive Director of the Madrid-based NGO Access Info Europe, established in 2006 to promote the right of access to information in Europe and globally. Helen has worked for over 20 years as a... Read More →
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Antoine Deltour

Whistleblower, Ex-PwC
Antoine Deltour is the main whistleblower in LuxLeaks case. He worked as an auditor for PwC Luxembourg from 2008 to 2010. When he resigned, he copied hundreds of tax rulings that have lead, amongst other documents, to the so-called "Luxleaks scandal". The disclosure of large-scale tax avoidance practices fostered several initiatives for better tax justice. He was convicted by Luxembourg criminal court in June 2016. He received a 12-months... Read More →
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Lawrence Early

Jurisconsult, European Court of Human Rights
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Dirk Voorhoof

Executive Board Member, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom & Human Rights Centre/Ghent University
Dirk Voorhoof is prof. em. at Ghent University, Belgium. He is a member of the Executive Board of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and of the Human Rights Centre at the Law Faculty of Ghent University. Since 2005 he is lecturing Media Law at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and from 1995 to 2005 he was a member of the Federal Commission for Access to Administrative Documents in Belgium. The last ten years he was also a... Read More →


Friday March 24, 2017 13:45 - 15:00
The Palais de l’Europe Building (Room 1)