Learning Together: Free Freedom of Expression Courses – Bakhtiyor Avezdjanov

5 04 2020

“COVID-19 is a serious global challenge, but it is also a wake-up call for the revitalization of universal human rights principles. These principles and trust in scientific knowledge must prevail over the spread of fake news, prejudice, discrimination, inequalities and violence,” declared a number of UN Special Rapporteurs, Independent Experts and Working Groups. Read the rest of this entry »





Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

4 04 2020

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on freedom of expression and information around the world.  It maintains an extensive database of international case law. This is its newsletter dealing with recent developments  in the field. Read the rest of this entry »





Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

29 03 2020

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on freedom of expression and information around the world.  It maintains an extensive database of international case law. This is its newsletter dealing with recent developments  in the field. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Studio Monitori v. Georgia: access to public documents must be ‘instrumental’ for the right to freedom of expression – Dirk Voorhoof and Ronan Ó Fathaigh

28 03 2020

In the case of Studio Monitori and Others v. Georgia the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in its judgment of 30 January 2020 confirmed that the right to freedom of expression and information as guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) can only be invoked in order to obtain access to public documents when a set of conditions are fulfilled. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt (MKKP) v. Hungary: Technology meets freedom of expression and the rule of law in an electoral context – Petra Gyöngyi

25 03 2020

On 20 January 2020, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rendered a final decision in the case of Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt (MKKP) v Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »





Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

20 03 2020

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on freedom of expression and information around the world.  It maintains an extensive database of international case law. This is its newsletter dealing with recent developments  in the field. Read the rest of this entry »





Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

14 03 2020

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on freedom of expression and information around the world.  It maintains an extensive database of international case law. This is its newsletter dealing with recent developments  in the field. Read the rest of this entry »





Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

8 03 2020

Columbia Global Freedom of Expression seeks to contribute to the development of an integrated and progressive jurisprudence and understanding on freedom of expression and information around the world.  It maintains an extensive database of international case law. This is its newsletter dealing with recent developments  in the field. Read the rest of this entry »





The United States should follow the EU’s lead in recognising actions in support of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement as protected speech

5 03 2020

To the shock of many Europeans, Americans are free to voice support for terrorism, direct racist and xenophobic insults at particular groups, and deny the Holocaust without fear of running afoul of the law. Read the rest of this entry »





Free speech in the UK: it’s the business of parliament, not Ofcom, to judge what is OK to publish – Jeffrey Howard

3 03 2020

The UK government recently announced a new plan to regulate social media companies such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The proposals give the government’s media regulator, Ofcom, extensive powers to tell tech giants what speech they must suppress – and to punish them if they don’t. Read the rest of this entry »