Journalists and public officials are expected to lock heads at a conference next week to discuss how the Council of Europe (CoE) should balance the protection of free-expression rights amidst the war against terrorism.
"Media, Terrorism and Anti-Terrorist Activities: Are Freedom of Information and Security Contradictory?" will take place in Strasbourg, France, on 25 November and bring together media professionals, European officials and non-governmental organisations.
Organised by the CoE's Steering Committee on the Mass Media, the conference will collect the points of view of all interested parties on the question concerning reporting on terrorism and on the fight against terrorism as well as on the question of possible restrictions to freedom of expression and information.
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- CoE Guidelines on Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism Measures:
- CoE's May 2002 Hearing on Media and Terrorism:
- Reporters sans frontières:
- International Federation of Journalists:
- Human Rights Watch: