Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

30 05 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

23 05 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: ATV ZRT v. Hungary: a missed opportunity to address Hungary’s oppressive Media Act – Nina de Puy Kamp

20 05 2020

Hungary’s Media Act 2010 (the Act) garnered much criticism for its chilling effects on free speech (UNOSCEEUHRW).  The Act establishes a media regulator (appointed by the ruling party) to inter alia prohibit and impose fines for ‘imbalanced coverage’ and restrict non-disclosure rights of journalistic sources. Read the rest of this entry »





Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

9 05 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: Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law v Ukraine, Refusal to give access to ‘confidential’ information about politicians violated Article 10 – Ronan Ó Fathaigh and Dirk Voorhoof

3 05 2020

On 26 March 2020, the European Court of Human Rights unanimously found that a refusal by the Ukrainian authorities to give a non-governmental organisation (NGO) access to information about the education and work history of top politicians as contained in their official CVs, filed as candidates for Parliament, violated the NGO’s right of access to public documents under Article 10 ECHR. Read the rest of this entry »





Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University: Newsletter

25 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 »





Australia: Is protesting during the pandemic an ‘essential’ right that should be protected? – Maria O’Sullivan

23 04 2020

Protests are increasingly breaking out around the world as people begin to chafe against lockdown restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read the rest of this entry »





Strasbourg’s subtle approach of online media platforms’ liability for user-generated content since the ‘Delfi Oracle’ – Dirk Voorhoof

14 04 2020

On 18 June 2015, Strasbourg Observers published my blog post ‘Delfi AS v. Estonia: Grand Chamber confirms liability of online news portal for offensive comments posted by its readers’. The post appeared on Inforrm the following day. Read the rest of this entry »





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 »