Partners for Democratic Change Serbia organized the conference Protection of Privacy and Presumption of Innocence in the Media on 19 April 2017.
The Conference was organized to present Recommendations and Guidelines for enhancement of communication of public prosecutor offices with public and improvement of data protection measures, that were designed by a working group comprising of members of the Association of Public Prosecutors and Deputy Public Prosecutors of Serbia.
Also, a group of students and professors of the Media Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, presented the findings of the monitoring of online and offline media contents and treatment of privacy rights and presumption of innocence.
The conference was used to further raise awareness on the necessity to improve transparency in the work of public institutions while respecting privacy standards and to advocate for responsible use of media freedoms.
Results of the project are available in the project publication which consists of:
- Analysis of communication of public prosecutor offices with public and data protection measures in public prosecutor offices
- Recommendations and Guidelines for enhancement of communication of public prosecutor offices with public and improving the data protection measures
- Results of media monitoring with regards to the right to privacy and presumption of innocence
- Six case studies exploring illustrious cases of violation of the two rights
The project publication is available HERE (in Serbian).
More than 60 representatives of public prosecutor offices, public institutions, the media, civil society organizations and students participated at the event.
The conference was organized within the project Protection of Privacy and Presumption of Innocence in the Media, supported by the Open Society Foundation, Serbia.