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Intimidation of journalists

On 5 November 2019 we participated in Ghent in the 3rd International Press Freedom Seminar: Off/online intimidation of journalists. The seminar was organized by Ghent University, Research group Law & Technology, Human Rights Centre and Center for Journalism Studies. We highlighted the developments and characteristics of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights finding violations of several provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights because of lack of protection of journalists against acts of violence, lack of effective and adequate investigation, intimidation, harassment, disrespect of journalists’ source protection and obstruction of newsgathering. On the issue of obstruction of newsgathering we also wrote a blog on Strasbourg Obsersers about the case of Szurovecz v Hungary, a journalist who was denied access to an asylum-seeker reception centre in Hungary (link and link).

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