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Improving Media Quality: Libel Cases

7 June 2012

To discuss the freedom of expression and libel, the joint EU-Council of Europe project on ”Promotion of Media Freedoms, Professionalism and Pluralism in the South Caucasus and Moldova” held a seminar on 5-6 June in Yerevan.
Lawyers and media representatives discussed the theme ”Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): Present Trends in Legal Practice of Libel Cases and Reporting of Criminal Cases”, with the cooperation of the Chamber of Lawyers of Armenia.
CoE expert, British lawyer Gavin Miller, presented the principles of Article 10 of ECHR. He cited examples related to freedom of expression and libel from the common law systems of the United Kingdom and other countries. Armenian experts Ara Ghazaryan and Vahe Grigoryan presented the situation in Armenia and touched on the challenges related to this sphere.
The activities supported by the project are expected to bring the regulatory framework for freedom of expression and media closer into line with European standards, and to ensure that journalists understand their rights better, respect ethical rules and are trained to perform their duties professionally.

For more information on the project: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/cooperation/media/projects/project_JPSCaucasus_Moldova_en.asp

Improving Media Quality: Libel Cases

To discuss the freedom of expression and libel, the joint EU-Council of Europe project on ''Promotion of Media Freedoms, Professionalism and Pluralism in the South Caucasus and Moldova'' held a seminar on 5-6 June in Yerevan. Lawyers and media representatives discussed the theme ''Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): Present Trends in Legal Practice of Libel Cases and Reporting of Criminal Cases'', with the cooperation of the Chamber of Lawyers of Armenia. CoE expert, British lawyer Gavin Miller, presented the principles of Article 10 of ECHR. He cited examples related to freedom of expression and libel from the common law systems of the United Kingdom and other countries. Armenian experts Ara Ghazaryan and Vahe Grigoryan presented the situation in Armenia and touched on the challenges related to this sphere. The activities supported by the project are expected to bring the regulatory framework for freedom of expression and media closer into line with European standards, and to ensure that journalists understand their rights better, respect ethical rules and are trained to perform their duties professionally. For more information on the project: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/cooperation/media/projects/project_JPSCaucasus_Moldova_en.asp [gallery link="file"]