The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, is organising a series of public events on Media Freedom during 2011 to highlight the importance of freedom of expression and of the media for the protection of all other human rights.
The outcome of the lectures will be collected in a book, which will be released in the autumn and mark the fifth anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya.
ARTICLE 19 and London Metropolitan University will be presenting two Issue Papers on Friday 10th June in London. This event will be co-chaired by the Commissioner.
The Role of Public Service Media for Human Rights
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Barbora Bukovská, Senior Director for Law and Director for Europe from the freedom of expression organisation “Article 19”, will make a presentation about the role of public service media for human rights.
Social Media and Human Rights – 13:30 – 15:00 pm
12.30 – 13.30 pm
(A light lunch will be served)
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road London EC1R 3GA
Participants will include key representatives from leading media organisations, academics, and national and inter-governmental officials.
Those interested in attending need to contact Judy Taing by 8 June 2011. First come, First served!