Jonathan Peters, an associate professor who is the Head of the Department of Journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and has a courtesy appointment here at the University of Georgia School of Law, has been appointed to the Panel of Experts on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association of the OSCE-ODIHR; that is, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights at the Organization for Security & Co-Operation in Europe.
The 16-member panel helps advise the OSCE and its members – 57 countries in Europe, Asia, and North America – in developing and maintaining legislation regarding the freedoms of peaceful assembly and association.
Countries with experts on the panel include, in addition to the United States, Germany, Poland, Spain, North Macedonia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Armenia.
Among other areas, Peters (prior posts) is a scholar of international and comparative media law. As detailed here, he has published articles and served as a consultant to numerous international organizations on issues of global free expression and European press regulation.