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Vienna to host IPI conference on terrorism, media and the law

The International Press Institute (IPI) and the Salzburg-based Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) are holding an international conference, "The War on Words - Terrorism, Media and the Law", in Vienna, Austria, on 5-6 October 2009.

The two-day conference will bring together leading journalists, lawyers, human rights advocates and security and counter-terrorism experts from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa to discuss the impact of the fight against terrorism on civil liberties, in particular freedom of expression and press freedom.

Panel sessions will focus on government efforts to broaden their law enforcement powers in the name of security, the watchdog role of the media and the relationship between freedom of expression and religious tolerance.

the conference War on Words webpage

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