“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

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

The European Court of Human Rights
Strasbourg, France
Born on 25 March 1949 in Budapest, Hungary

Law degree at the ELTE Law School of Budapest, 1972
Various research fellow positions at the Institute for State and Law, Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 1972
PhD and Habilitation at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1977 and 1982
Founder and spokesperson of the Hungarian League for the Abolition of the Death Penalty, Budapest, 1988-1994
Legal Counsellor to the President of Hungary, 1991-1992
Chair of Comparative Constitutional Law, University Professor, Central European University (Budapest), 1993-2007
Member, American Law Institute, 1996
Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1997
Recurrent Visiting Professor, Cardozo School of Law, New York, since 1990; Global Faculty, New York University Law School, since 1996
Board of Directors of the Open Society Justice Initiative of New York, 2001-2007
Judge of the European Court of Human Rights from 1 February 2008 to 31 January 2017
Vice-President of Section from 1 January 2015 to 31 July 2015
President of Section from 1 August 2015 to 31 January 2017
Vice-President of the Court from 1 November 2015 to 31 January 2017.

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Friday, March 24