Media, the Judiciary and Good Governance – A Complex Balancing Act

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On 25 November 2020, the Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa, in cooperation with the Observatoire de la Fonction Publique et de la Bonne Gouvernance of the University of Saint-Joseph, is organising a public online debate on the topic "Media, Justice and Good Governance".



In a democratic state, the judiciary develops through the public understanding and trust in the judicial system. In this context, a targeted and appropriate cooperation between the judiciary and print and online media, radio, film and television constitutes a key instrument. It is indeed through the media, that the administration of justice has an impact on the legal community of citizens. For this reason, one of the essential tasks of the judicial authorities includes to actively establish and maintain contact with the media and, within the legal framework, to respond to media and public requests.

How then can the different interests and rights at stake, such as freedom of the press, the right to information or the independence of the judiciary - to name but a few - be reconciled?  What are the issues, challenges and perspectives regarding media coverage of court cases and justice in general? What are the best practices in this respect and what can be said about journalistic professional ethics?

The Webinar "Media, Judiciary and Good Governance -  A Complex Balancing Act " aims to provide a platform for legal experts and representatives of the media to discuss these and other related topics and attempts formulate recommendations in the Lebanese context.

The participation is free and the webinar can be joined from anywhere in the world.


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Here you will find the program for download: OFP programme Médias, Pouvoir Judiciaire et Bonne Gouvernance.pdf

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Anja Katrin Finke


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Sara Zgheib


Project Assistant +961 1 385 094 | +961 1 395 094