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06/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/11/2019 04:12

OSCE concludes training seminars on legal regulation of media on the internet in Kazakhstan

OSCE concludes training seminars on legal regulation of media on the internet in Kazakhstan

An OSCE-supported seminar on the mechanisms for the legal regulation and digital security of media on the internet took place on 10 June 2019 in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan. The event was co-organized with the NGO Legal Media Centre.

Some 20 journalists and bloggers were familiarized with the national and international media framework, including practical and legislative aspects of media regulation on the internet. The event included sessions on access to information, restrictions on freedom of expression, protection of personal data and working with different digital sources of information and fact-checking. The protection of civil rights in the media field was also discussed. Together with national experts, the participants examined court cases on hate speech, and instruments of working with the open government database.

The seminar was a follow-up to similar events held in Pavlodar and Aktobe earlier this year.

The event is a part of the Office's activities aimed at promoting media freedom and freedom of expression in line with OSCE principles and commitments.