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Regardless of frontiers : global freedom of expression in a troubled world

Lee C. Bollinger (Editor), Agnès Callamard (Editor)
"The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 proclaimed a vision of freedom of expression exercised regardless of frontiers. Nonetheless, laws and norms regarding the freedom or limits of expression are typically established and understood at the national level. In today's interconnected world, where newfound threats to free expression have suddenly arisen, how can this fundamental right be secured at a global level? This volume brings together leading experts from a variety of fields to critically evaluate the extent to which global norms on freedom of expression and information have been established and which actors and institutions have contributed to their diffusion. The contributors also consider ongoing and new challenges to these norms, from conflicts over hate speech and the rise of populism to authoritarian governments, as well as the profound disruption introduced by the internet. Together, these essays lay the groundwork for an international legal doctrine on global freedom of expression that considers issues such as access to government-held information, media diversity, and political speech"-- Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2021
Columbia University Press, New York, 2021
1 online resource (xxiv, 409 pages) : illustrations
9780231551922, 0231551924
Global norms on media regulation : the devil is in the detail / Toby Mendel
The right to access information held by public authorities : emergence as a global norm / Sandra Coliver
The protection of political expression / Nani Jansen and Jonathan McCully
International, regional, and national approaches to the protection of reputation and freedom of expression / Peter Noorlander
Is there a global norm for the protection of journalistic sources? / Richard Danbury
The norm entrepreneurship of the United Nations / Tarlach McGonagle and Emmanuel Vargas Penagos
On "balancing" and "social watchdogs" : the European Court of Human Rights as a norm entrepreneur for freedom of expression / Jan Oster
The role of the Inter-American Human Rights System in the emergence and development of global norms on freedom of expression Catalina Botero
The African system : a new actor of normative integration? / Catherine Anite
Globalizing the battle against impunity / Joel Simon and Elizabeth Witchel
Norms in conflict : the restraints on the emergence of a free speech norm / Agnes Callamard and Sejal Parmar
Making choices : social media platforms and freedom of expression norms / Chinmayi Arun
China, information technology and global freedom of expression : a story of sovereignty and global capitalism / Severine Arsene
The rise of global counternorms / Alexander Cooley
New York Times v. Sullivan / Hawley Johnson
Handyside v. United Kingdom / Amalie Bang
Claude Reyes v. Chile : a global trailblazer / Sofia Jaramillo Otoya
Lohé Issa Konaté v. Burkina Faso : a tipping point for decriminalization of defamation in Africa / Hawley Johnson
Fast, far and deep : the global journey of the right to be forgotten / Bach Avezdjanov
In English