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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 • 15:30 - 17:00
The right to protest and the role of the media during protests.
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Peter Noorlander

Program Director, Bertha Foundation
Peter Noorlander is a recognised expert on international human rights law and policy, particularly on issues of digital rights and freedom of expression, and Director of the Bertha Justice Initiative. He has worked in the human rights NGO sector for twenty years, during which he co-founded and led the award-winning Media Legal Defence Initiative, ran a global network of media and internet freedom lawyers and advised governments and NGOs on law... Read More →

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Duygu Köksal

Duygu Köksal is a human rights lawyer based in Istanbul. She obtained her law degree from the Galatasaray University and her LLM in human rights from University of Strasbourg. She wrote her thesis on “Right to medical care in detention in the light of the ECHR’s caselaw”. | After her studies, she interned at the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and worked mainly on the independence and... Read More →
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David Mead

Professor of UK Human Rights Law, University of East Anglia
David Mead is Professor of UK Human Rights Law at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. His research areas are: protest, free speech, privacy, policing and the UK’s Human Rights Act. He is the author of The New Law of Peaceful Protest: Rights and Regulation in the Human Rights Act Era (Hart Publishing, 2010) and numerous articles on protest over the past decade including pieces on kettling and on the private law regulation of protest... Read More →
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Markus Pentikäinen

Photojournalist and member of editorial board, Suomen Kuvalehti
Markus Pentikäinen, 36, is a award-winning photojournalist and member of editorial board at leading Finnish news magazine Suomen Kuvalehti. There he has been covering international and domestic political, cultural and economic topics since 2005. He has also lectured in different journalism and visual design faculties.

Dragoljub Popović

Former Judge, The European Court of Human Rights
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Daniel Simons

Legal Officer for Freedom of Assembly, Expression and Information, Open Society Foundations
Daniel Simons is a Legal Officer for Freedom of Assembly, Expression and Information at the Open Society Justice Initiative in New York. | He has worked on legal issues affecting civil society and the media for the past 12 years, first at Article 19, the London-based NGO campaigning for freedom of expression and information, and subsequently as a legal counsel at Greenpeace International in Amsterdam from 2008-2016. | He obtained his law degree... Read More →

Friday March 24, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
The Palais de l’Europe Building (Room 1)