An OSCE workshop on 'Freedom of Expression on the Internet and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism' will be held on 7-8 September 2016, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop is jointly organised by the OSCE Transnational Threats Department, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the support of the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness, discuss responses and share best practices to ensure that all measures taken to prevent violent extremism and radicalisation that lead to terrorism (VERLT) are human rights compliant, and based on the rule of law and democratic values. Discussions will focus on issues such as: government blocking policies, use of surveillances, and other investigatory powers impacting free and safe communication online, as well as issues affecting intermediaries and their responsibilities, in patricular social media networks. The workshop will also look into how freedom of expression and the use of communications technology can advance efforts to counter VERLT on the Internet.
The event will bring together OSCE delegations, as well as journalists, media experts, counter-terrorism experts, law enforcement officers, and other government and civil society representatives that are working on challenges related to countering VERLT online.
For more information, visit the event webpage.