Violation of the right to freedom of expression in a case relating to an election campaign

In the case of Brzeziński v. Poland (application no. 47542/07, 25/07/2019) the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously held, that there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom...

Council of Europe report on freedom of expression in 2018

A report, published  on the eve of World Press Freedom Day by the Council of Europe´s Information Society Department, maps out the major threats to freedom of expression in Europe...

Offensive comments on the online forum did not lead to a violation of Article 8 of the Convention

The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private life) of the European Convention on Human Rights...

US State Department’s annual human rights reports on Balkans

The latest Human Rights Reports prepared by the US State Department said that the political influence and direct or indirect control over the media, as well as smear campaigns, threats and violence...

Prison sentence for defamation conviction was disproportionate restriction of freedom of expression

The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case...

High number of lawsuits filed against journalists in Croatia

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir expressed his concern about the high number of lawsuits filed against journalists and news outlets by politicians and public officials...

Increase in threats to journalists in BiH

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, and the Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bruce G. Berton, condemned several threats made against journalists...

Failure to respect the presumption of innocence in media

The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation, and a violation of of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case Maslarova v....

A smear campaign by posting an explecit video against a journalist has led to a violations of the Convention

The European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been two violations of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence) and a...

The applicant’s conviction for defamation following a published article on the parliamentary candidate did not lead to a violation of Article 10 of the Convention

In the case of Prunea v. Romania (application 47881/11, 08/01/2019) the European Court of Human Rights found that there has not been a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression)...