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

University of East Anglia
Professor of UK Human Rights Law
Norwich, United Kingdom
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. His research has been drawn on bodies such as the UK’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and the OSCE (the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe). His work has been relied on by practitioners before the courts up to and including the Supreme Court (in both the UK and New Zealand) and been cited by the European Court of Human Rights. In 2014, he was an expert member of the UN Special Rapporteur’s panel looking at the use of force to quell protests, and has provided expert evidence before the UK High Court on the value and role of protest both in the Occupy LSX litigation and on behalf of Trenton Oldfield, the boat race protester.