Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Online Freedom of Expression and the Media In Europe

Ian Brown, University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute, has published Online Freedom of Expression, Assembly, Association and the Media in Europe, as a Council of Europe Conference of Ministers on Freedom of Expression and Democracy in the Digital Age Report (MCM(2013)007)). Here is the abstract.

This report provides an overview of recent challenges and threats to online freedom of expression, assembly, association and the media in Europe, and analyses the roles and responsibilities of State and non-state actors in protecting it. As well as research by the Council of Europe and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), it draws on surveys and analyses from institutions such as the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and European Commission, and the reports of the UN special mandate holders. A parallel report addresses Internet freedom issues relating to privacy and surveillance.

Download the report from SSRN at the link.

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