Freedom of Expression

IREX Europe provides assistance and capacity building to media organisations, journalists, media lawyers and civil society organisations (CSOs) focused on media freedom.

Our work in this area includes:

  • Organisational and management capacity building for media lawyers, media organisations and CSOs
  • Legal training for media lawyers and CSOs to increase their ability to defend clients in domestic and international freedom of expression cases. In particular, we have run workshops on European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) procedures in order to encourage cases to be brought to the ECtHR to increase the potential of the court to influence domestic cases.
  • Training for journalists and media organisations in media law.
  • Emergency assistance to media workers, activists and their families during and after persecution to cover medial costs and legal advice.

 

 
 
Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam in Bangladesh
Bangladesh : Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam Bangladesh : Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam IREX Europe Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam in Bangladesh project produced a documentary video looking at key issues confronting youth in the country. The video was then be circulated to villages to spur discussion.
Georgia : "Making Waves: A Community Radio Project" Georgia : “Making Waves: A Community Radio Project” Through the Making Waves: A Community Radio Project in Georgia, IREX Europe in partnership with the BBC World Service Trust and the Tbilisi-based Association Studio Re, the country’s first two independent community radio stations were established. The stations, in the ethnic enclaves of Ninotsminda (Javakheti) and Marneuli (Kvemo Kartli), broadcast predominantly in minority languages (Armenian, Georgian, and Russian) and are run by a core team of local journalists with significant input from volunteers both on the programming and managerial side.
Iraq 2006 Media Sustainability Index (MSI) Iraq 2006 Media Sustainability Index (MSI) More than 50 Iraqi journalists and media professionals took part in three regional panels and one national panel, contributing their insights and analysis to provide this comprehensive review of the media environment in Iraq.
Iraq : Good Governance through Support for Independent, Pluralistic, Professional and Sustainable Media in Iraq Iraq : Good Governance through Support for Independent, Pluralistic, Professional and Sustainable Media in Iraq IREX Europe's Good Governance through Support for Independent, Pluralistic, Professional, and Sustainable Media in Iraq, funded by UNESCO, was designed to extend and deepen the commitment to freedom of expression in Iraq.
Liberia : Partnership for Media and Conflict Prevention in West Africa Liberia : Partnership for Media and Conflict Prevention in West Africa The Partnership for Media and Conflict Prevention in West Africa was created in 2003 to facilitate collaborative approaches for supporting local media sectors and their roles in preventing or mitigating conflict and its effects in West Africa.