Work in this area focuses on promoting freedom of expression and freedom of the media in line with European standards. It targets legal professionals (judges, prosecutors, lawyers), police authorities, Media Regulatory Authorities and governmental bodies in charge of the media legislation and journalism related issues as well as Media actors (journalists, associations of journalists, self-regulatory bodies, students of law and journalism and other media organisations).

Actions under theme IV: freedom of expression and freedom of the Media Actions under theme IV: freedom of expression and freedom of the Media
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Albania - Phase II   
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Phase II 
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Kosovo* - Phase II  
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro - Phase II 
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia - Phase II 
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia 
  • Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe - Phase II 

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.