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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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Galina Arapova

Mass Media Defence Centre
Director, senior media lawyer
Voronezh, Russia

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 Law and practice program conducted in cooperation with Council of Europe, in 1999). She is a director and senior media lawyer at the Mass Media Defence Centre.


She has litigated over 400 and won majority of them. She takes cases to the European Court of Human Rights (case decided Chemodurov v.Russia, Nadtoka v.Russia and over 20 pending). In addition, she is teaching at the school of journalism at Voronezh State University.  Galina Arapova is an author, co-author and editor of over 20 books. Galina is a trustee of an international human rights organization ARTICLE 19 (Global Campaign for Free expression, based in London, UK), vice-Chair since 2014; Board member of a European Center for Press and Media Freedom (based in Leipzig, Germany).


She is a winner of the following awards: FOE protection award from Russian Union of Journalists; Anna Politkovskaya prize “Camerton” (Tonometer); human right prize awarded by Moscow Helsinki Group in the nomination “For management and development of human rights organization” and she received “Human Right Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Legal Practitioner to Human Rights” by International Bar Association.