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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. 

Registration closed

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. 
Friday, March 24
 

09:00

09:30

Welcoming and opening of the conference
Speakers
avatar for Flutura Kusari

Flutura Kusari

Legal Advisor, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Flutura is a media lawyer and is responsible for the ECPMF’s legal support. She has worked for various civil society organisations in Kosovo that focus on human rights, freedom of expression and the rule of law. For several years Flutura worked on complex investigative articles... Read More →


Friday March 24, 2017 09:30 - 09:40
The Palais de l’Europe Building (Room 1)

09:40

Keynote speech
Speakers
avatar for András  Sajó

András Sajó

Judge, The European Court of Human Rights
Born on 25 March 1949 in Budapest, HungaryLaw degree at the ELTE Law School of Budapest, 1972Various research fellow positions at the Institute for State and Law, Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 1972PhD and Habilitation at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1977 and 1982Founder... Read More →


Friday March 24, 2017 09:40 - 09:55
The Palais de l’Europe Building (Room 1)

09:55

Keynote speech
Speakers
avatar for Silvia Grundmann

Silvia Grundmann

Head of Media and Internet Division, Council of Europe
Silvia Grundmann works for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as Head of the Media and Internet Division. She holds both German law degrees with distinction, a Master of Common Law from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and she passed the New York State Bar Exam. For her PhD... Read More →


Friday March 24, 2017 09:55 - 10:10
The Palais de l’Europe Building (Room 1)

10:10

Defamation, privacy and processing of personal data
Moderators
avatar for Gill Phillips

Gill Phillips

Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media Limited
Gillian Phillips is the Director of Editorial Legal Services for Guardian News & Media Limited (publishers of the Guardian and Observer newspapers and theguardian.com). She was educated at Selwyn College, Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor in 1984 with the law firm Coward (now... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Galina Arapova

Galina Arapova

Director, senior media lawyer, Mass Media Defence Centre
Galina Arapova has a law degree (graduated in 1994 from Voronezh State University) and post-graduate  in world economy and international relations (Russian Academy of Sciences, graduated in 1998),  graduated from Institute of European Law (University of Birmingham, UK, Human Right... Read More →
avatar for Robert Spano

Robert Spano

Judge, The European Court of Human Rights
Robert Spano is a Judge of the European Court of Human rights elected with respect of Iceland. His term of office began on 1 November 2013. Before being elected, Judge Spano served provisionally as Parliamentary Ombudsman of Iceland and Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law... Read More →
avatar for Sanne Terlingen

Sanne Terlingen

Journalist, OneWorld & Argos
Onderzoeksjournalist OneWorld en Argos
avatar for Barbara Trionfi

Barbara Trionfi

Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Barbara Trionfi is Executive Director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism. Her field of expertise... Read More →


Friday March 24, 2017 10:10 - 12:00
The Palais de l’Europe Building (Room 1)

12:00

Lunch break
Friday March 24, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
TBA

13:45

Investigative journalism, access to information, protection of sources and whistleblowers
Moderators
avatar for Lucy Freeman

Lucy Freeman

CEO, 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helen Darbishire

Helen Darbishire

Executive Director, Access Info Europe
avatar for Antoine Deltour

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... Read More →
LE

Lawrence Early

Jurisconsult, European Court of Human Rights
avatar for Dirk Voorhoof

Dirk Voorhoof

Legal Human Academy
Dirk Voorhoof is co-founder and member of Legal Human Academy. He holds Master Degrees in Law and in Communication Sciences, and a PhD in Media Law. He reports on developments regarding freedom of expression, media and journalism in Europe, including in Iris, legal newsletter of the European Audiovisual Observatory. He is a member of the Human... Read More →


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

15:00

15:30

The right to protest and the role of the media during protests.
Moderators
avatar for Peter Noorlander

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Duygu Köksal

Duygu Köksal

Lawyer
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... Read More →
avatar for Markus Pentikäinen

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... Read More →
DP

Dragoljub Popović

Former Judge, The European Court of Human Rights
avatar for Daniel Simons

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... Read More →


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

17:00

Concluding Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Tarlach McGonagle

Tarlach McGonagle

Senior Researcher, Institute for Information Law (IViR)
Dr Tarlach McGonagle is a senior researcher/lecturer at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam and a senior researcher at the Netherlands School of Human Rights Research. He specialises in, and has published widely on, a broad range of topics relating... Read More →


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