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Analysing challenges to freedom of expression in democratic societies, including restrictive laws, self-censorship, web surveillance, media regulation, national security and public order arguments to limit free speech.

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House of Lords committee slams “right to be forgotten”

House of Lords committee slams “right to be forgotten”

The British House of Lords has slammed the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling by the court of justice of the European Union, deeming it "unworkable" and "wrong in principle".

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Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

Pakistan's journalists are daily confronted with a bleak statistic: Since 1992, 30 journalists have been murdered in Pakistan; 28 with impunity. Milana Knezevic reports
Montenegro: Impunity is biggest threat to media freedom

Montenegro: Impunity is biggest threat to media freedom

Seven years after the brutal attack that nearly took the life of journalist Tufik Softic, Montenegrin police detained two men suspected of involvement of his attempted murder. For media unions and observers, the detentions were long overdue, but emblematic of the atmosphere of impunity in Montenegro.
Hungary: Council of Europe shares concern over NGO audits

Hungary: Council of Europe shares concern over NGO audits

Hungarian NGOs are facing a rough summer: The Government Control Office (KEHI) has launched a series of investigations into grants they received from the Norway Financial Mechanism.

Journalists covering MH17 threatened by separatists

Separatists in East Ukraine threatened a Dutch journalist who was reporting on the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster.