Freedom of Expression Online

Freedom of Expression Online

The resources on this Module focus on some of the complex issues related to the digital exercise of freedom of expression. Internet, social media, search engines have largely transformed expression, information, communication. The selected readings highlight the mismatch between practices and the law trying to catch up with the advances of the technology, while seeking to make sense of the normative cacophony.

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Right to be forgotten

Author: Columbia Global Freedom of Expression
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Here you will find the Syllabus for the MOOC 'Freedom of Expression in the Age of Globalization' created by Columbia Global Freedom of Expression. This course will examine the norms, institutions and forces that altogether have founded a global system of protection for freedom of expression and information. This Advanced  Course will focus on the multiple challenges brought about by the technology revolution of the last two decades. On one hand, it has given the world the means to realize its commitment to freedom of information without frontiers. Technology has shaped, reshaped, and radically transformed the production and distribution of information, profoundly impacting whole societies and greatly influencing, if not defining, information and communication. On the other hand, it has also precipitated or heightened a range of normative, regulatory and political issues related to the protection of freedom of expression, on and off line. This course will examine the complex, and often awkward, interplay of global information flows with national jurisdiction and state sovereignty, and what it means for the realization of a borderless vision for the right to freedom of expression.

Author: Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, Agnès Callamard
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In two segments of the MOOC 'Freedom of Expression in the Age of Globalization' created by Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, Agnès Callamard focuses on an issue which is highly debated within the online community, the so called right to be forgotten or right to be de-indexed, widely criticized as an attack against freedom of expression. In this first segment Dr. Agnes Callamard will present various court decisions and policy development related to the right to be de-indexed. In the next segment Dr. Callamard will present various arguments from both side of the debate and we'll conclude with general conclusions.

Author: Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, Agnès Callamard
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In two segments of the MOOC 'Freedom of Expression in the Age of Globalization' created by Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, Agnès Callamard focuses on an issue which is highly debated within the online community, the so called right to be forgotten or right to be de-indexed, widely criticized as an attack against freedom of expression. In this second segment, Agnès Callamard presents the arguments from both side of the debate. Those that support or oppose such a right, or it's global implementation. Dr. Callamard will end with some general conclusions regarding the right to be forgotten.

Author: ARTICLE 19
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In this policy brief, ARTICLE 19 provides comprehensive recommendations on how to ensure protection of the right to freedom of expression with regard to the so-called “right to be forgotten.” 

Article 19.The “Right to be Forgotten”: Remembering Freedom of Expression. London: Article 19, 2016. https://www.article19.org/data/files/The_right_to_be_forgotten_A5_EHH_HYPERLINKS.pdf

Author: Media Legal Defense Initiative
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"The MLDI Training Manual on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online is designed to assist lawyers represent web-based journalists, bloggers and other online media. It comprises a comprehensive overview of international and comparative law on access to the internet, digital privacy and online data protection as well as specific types of speech-related offences online."

Media Legal Defense Initiative.Training Manual on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online: Litigating digital rights and online freedom of expression in East, West and Southern Africa (2018)