Council of Europe

Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

tVPN were commissioned to provide input to the Council of Europe’s 2011 exchange on religious dimension of intercultural dialogue. The focus of the 2011 meeting was:

Media, Beliefs and Religions
The role of the media in fostering intercultural dialogue, tolerance and mutual understanding: freedom of expression of the media and respect towards cultural and religious diversity

- Agenda

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Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2009

November 2009 in Sharm el Sheikh marked the 5th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – a meeting convened under the auspices of the United Nations with the purpose of bringing together a wide range of groups to discuss matters of internet governance.

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CoE: A New Notion of Media

On the 28th and 29th of May 2009 the Council of Europe (CoE) Ministers responsible for Media and New Communications Services met to discuss ‘A New Notion of Media’: http://www.ministerialconference.is/

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CoE: Guidelines Protecting Human Rights on the Internet

In 2008 The Council of Europe released Guidelines for protecting human rights on the Internet. These comprised two documents:

The Guidelines seek to outline how these two industries can promote rights as defined in the “Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” (in particular Article 10 – Freedom of expression) in the context of their customers and citizens generally.

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