OSCE Mission to Montenegro, in partnership with the Office for the Protection of Human Rights of Montenegro and the Agency for Electronic Media is organising the Western Balkans Regional Conference "Protect and Respect – Safeguarding Human Rights", to be held on 23 and 24 November 2017 in Podgorica.
Member of the Committee on Human Rights and Freedoms, Mr Mirsad Murić, will attend the Conference on the second day.
First day of the Conference will cover issues of protection of children from harmful media content, protection of children’s privacy and the depiction of family life in the media, with a special emphasis on the exploitation of children in political advertising and the role of media literacy in negating the damaging effects that media content can have on children and minors.
The second day will be dedicated to concepts of hate speech, hate crime and the role of criminal justice, non-governmental organisations and the media sector in the fight against crimes committed out of hatred and victim assistance.
The aim of the Conference is to triger discussion on the mentioned topics in order to show the diverse experience of the region, emphasising the importance and strong role that the media play in these processes, with particular emphasis on the responsibility of all stakeholders.
The Conference will be attended by representatives of relevant institutions, the media, civil society, international organisations and diplomatic missions.