- Published: December 7, 2017
Follow-up seminar in Graçanica on media work carried out by public prosecutors’ offices
On 6 and 7 December 2017, the IRZ in partnership with the Kosovo Prosecutorial Council (KPC) held a second seminar for KPC members, Kosovan Prosecutor Generals, public prosecutors and press officers in Graçanica on “Publicity work and dealing with the media”.
The aim of the consolidation event was to review and discuss the current situation in Kosovo and then follow up the conclusions of the May seminar and discuss and find solutions for the outstanding issues and challenges. The IRZ was supported by the experienced speaker, Prof. Dr. Jan Bergmann, Presiding Judge at the Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg.
The participants dealt with the following topics during the two-day seminar:
- Press law,
- How an Office of the Public Prosecutor General should deal with the media,
- Interpretation of case law in the press,
- Process-related PR work: “Litigation PR” and
- European and Human Rights provisions for legal press work.
Also discussed were the basic structures, reasons behind and practical advantages of active and professional press work, the requirements of media representatives, the press code and the resulting duties of care. In addition, many crucial court decisions from German and European case law were also presented and lively discussed.
This follow-up seminar was met with a very positive response from all those involved. The participants were very interested and engaged and were able to discuss many practical issues from their daily work with each other and with the German speaker.