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...

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...

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)...

Conviction for calling Muhammad a paedophile was in accordance with Article 10

In the case of E.S. v. Austria (application no. 38450/12, 25.10.2018) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 10 (freedom of...

Imprisonment for the publication of offensive comments on the work of the police

In the case of Savva Terentyev v. Russia (application no. 10692/09) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom of...

Investigation of journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder failed to find who commissioned her death

In the case of Mazepa and Others v. Russia (application no. 15086/07, 17.07.2018) the European Court of Human Rights held that there had been a violation of Article 2 (right...

Kosovo Specialist Chambers in Hague have been invited to investigate journalists’ deaths in Kosovo

The European Federation of Journalists adopted a resolution urging a new Hague-based court to investigate killings and disappearances of ethnic Albanian and Serb journalists during Kosovo conflict. The European Federation...