TUMM organized training on media employee protection
The training “Protection of Journalists – Council of Europe Standards, Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European practies”, organized by the Trade Union of Media of Montenegro (TUMM) and the Council of Europe Program Office in Montenegro, was held on November 26 and 27 in Podgorica.
The training gathered about 15 participants, predominantly members of the Commission for Monitoring Investigations of Attacks on Journalists and Journalists Dealing with the Safety of Media Employees.
The local expert, lawyer Dalibor Tomovic, presented to the participants the legislative framework in the field of protection of journalistic sources, while the consultant of the Council of Europe, Jonathan Price, spoke about the standards of the Council of Europe in the field of protection of journalists. In addition to the case study, Tomovic also showed examples of the (in) efficiency of investigations into attacks on journalists and / or the media.
Jonathan Price pointed to the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights, while Council of Europe consultant Mark Gruber presented significant experiences of European countries in the field of professional risks and protection of journalists.
There was a special interest of the participants in the standards regarding the restriction of the protection of journalistic sources, experiences regarding the detention of journalists for false news, and the experts especially emphasized the vulnerability of female journalists when it comes to online harassment.
This training is the first in a series conducted by the TUMM, in cooperation with the Program Office of the Council of Europe in Montenegro, within the JUFREX 2 program.