Mission-supported media law school focuses on freedom of expression on social media

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On 22 September 2022, the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Faculty of Law of the University of Sarajevo launched the second School of Media Law – this time focusing on freedom of expression on social media.

The four-day event in Neum offers 18 law students from Sarajevo, Sarajevo East, Bihać, Tuzla, Zenica and Mostar a unique opportunity to learn about online freedoms, online and social media self-regulation and the responsibilities of the under Articles 10 and 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

“Freedom of expression is fully protected and guaranteed by the national legal framework. However, dealing with potential violations is still a challenge for the Bosnia and Herzegovina justice system. BiH lacks a comprehensive framework that would bring the online protection of this right up to contemporary international standards,” said Miloš Bogičević, Head of the OSCE Mission to the Human Rights Section of BiH.

In addition to attending lectures, students will work on hypothetical cases and participate in a moot court competition. The Media Law School is also a valuable opportunity for young people from across the country to meet, network and learn together.

This accredited learning program, which awards participants 3 ECTS credits, is part of a wider cooperation agreement between Sarajevo Law School and the OSCE Mission in BiH, signed earlier this year.

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