Offering an unparalleled geographic scope on a topic that has global relevance, this book is a wide-ranging mix of formal academic analysis, interviews and speeches from an impressive array of people (who are directly and variously involved in monitoring and promoting media free speech, or are engaged in the academic and legal study of media free speech and its violations). The volume includes many different view points from many different angles and more importantly it covers all the modern media platforms and dissemination systems and their corresponding impact upon free speech. The years 1989 and 2011 are highlighted as two recent turning points in historic perspective when freedom of speech and freedom of the press emerged, or powerful efforts were made to support its emergence. The range of the topics makes this book appropriate to assign in classes in law schools and courses on gender studies, history, international relations, media, multicultural and nationalism studies, political science, philosophy, public policy, and sociology.
Peter Molnar is Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Contents: Editor and Author Biographies Introduction Part I: Overviews 1989, 2011, and Strategic Narratives Four Dangers for Freedom of Expression and the Internet: An Interview with Frank La Rue Freedom of Speech in the OSCE Countries: An Interview with Dunja Mijatovic Revisiting the Three Europes: Diverging Landscapes of Media Freedom Freedom of Expression, Media and Journalism under the European Human Rights System: Characteristics, Developments, and Challenges Jurisprudential Advances and Persistent Challenges for Freedom of Expression in the Americas The Right to Information in Latin America Freedom of Speech and Access to Information in Africa: An Interview with Pansy Tlakula A Right Emerges: The History of the Right of Access to Information and Its Link with Freedom of Expression The Right to Information and the Expanding Scope of Bodies Covered by National Laws since 1989 The Rabat Plan of Action: A Critical Turning Point in International Law on Hate Speech Free to Hate? Anti-Gypsyism in 21st-Century Europe Part II: Countries Spain, Russia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Philippines, Australia, China, India Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Denmark, Pakistan the Netherlands