Employee’s freedom of expression has been violated

In the case of Herbai v. Hungary (application no. 11608/15) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression)...

The case of a Serbian Whistleblower

Council of Europe Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists created alert on 21 November 2019 on House Arrest of Serbian Whistleblower Aleksandar Obradović, with category...

Mauthausen concentration camp survivors’ right to privacy violated

In the case of Lewit v. Austria (application no. 4782/18, 10.10.2019) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to...

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...