“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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Tarlach McGonagle

Institute for Information Law (IViR)
Senior Researcher
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 to international and European human rights law, media law and policy and journalism. He was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Amsterdam for his thesis examining the interface between freedom of expression and minority rights under international law. He regularly does expert work for various branches of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. He was Rapporteur of the Council of Europe's Committee of experts on protection of journalism and safety of journalists (2014-15) and is a member of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership.

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