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Posted on on September 30th, 2009
by Pincas Jawetz (



Vienna, Austria, 5-6 October 2009

Organised by the International Press Institute (IPI) and the Salzburg-based Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), “The War on Words – Terrorism, Media and the Law” will be held at the prestigious Diplomatic Academy of Vienna from 5-6 October 2009.

Over two days, prominent figures from the fields of media, law and human rights, as well as security and counter-terrorism experts, will discuss the impact of the fight against terrorism on civil liberties, in particular freedom of expression and press freedom.

Panel sessions will focus on government efforts to broaden their law enforcement powers and restrict access to information in the name of security; the watchdog role of the media; and the relationship between freedom of expression and religious tolerance.

In the final session, participants will set down the guiding principles for a “Vienna Declaration on Terrorism, Media and the Law” that can be used around the world to rally support for freedom of expression and of the press.

IPI will also set up a special Facebook page, where conference participants will be able to join in a discussion on how best to use their 100 euro conference contribution for advocacy work. On that basis, IPI will use the Facebook page to develop a strategy for spending the funds, provide an accounting of the expenditure, and release all related conference papers.

Prominent Experts to Discuss Watchdog Role of the Media at Vienna Conference on Terrorism, Media and the Law


To register, please download and complete the registration form and return to IPI

by e-mail: cklint(at)
by fax:     +43 1 – 512 90 14
by mail:    IPI Headquarters, Spiegelgasse 2/29, A-1010 Vienna, Austria

Conference Fee

100 € Contribution for Advocacy Work

For payment methods, please follow the instructions provided on the registration form.

Hotel Accommodation

To book your hotel, please download and complete the hotel form and return to IPI

CLE/CPD Credits

In association with the International Press Institute, the Center for International Legal Studies is pleased to be able to award Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for attending this conference.

To apply for a letter of certification, click here.

Contact Us

Michael Kudlak
Senior Conference Coordinator
Tel: +43 1 – 512 90 11
Cell: + 43-676-425 90 14
E-mail: mkudlak(at)

Our partners and sponsors

The conference is organised by IPI and Center for International Legal Studies (CILS).

Organising partner: Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye LLP


Organised in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

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