“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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Daniel Simons

Open Society Foundations
Legal Officer for Freedom of Assembly, Expression and Information
New York, United States of America
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 from the University of Amsterdam and his LL.M. from Columbia University. During his studies he interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Tribunal for Law of the Sea.
Daniel is a member of the Bar of New York.