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Court rules online news sites are not liable for offensive readers’ comments - Legal Resources

In the MTE case, the ECHR tested the principles set forth in the controversial Grand Chamber’s Delfi case concerning the notion of liability of news portals for readers' comment

Journalism is not terrorism - Legal Resources

Despite ruling that the UK's Terrorism Act is incompatible with human rights and more protection is needed for journalists, Britain's Court of Appeal also ruled authorities were justified in detaining a reporter and confiscating his equipment at Heathrow Airport

German Court negates injunctive relief concerning research work - Legal Resources

The Higher Regional Court of Hamburg has ruled that the plaintiff's interest against the footage made of him did not outweigh the broadcaster's freedom of the press, which also includes research work and collecting information and footage

German Press Council deals with coverage of refugee crisis and footage of murder - Legal Resources

Dealing with complaints about the coverage of the refugee crisis, the German Press Council legitimizes the use of emotional pictures if they serve the public interest by showing the result of war and the risky business with smuggling gangs

Media freedom and independence in 14 European countries: A comparative perspective - Reports

A comparative analysis across 14 countries and across different types of media services with a view to evaluating and analysing media policy patterns and their contribution to the promotion of media freedom and independence

Slovakia: Does Media Policy Promote Media Freedom and Independence? - Reports

In the framework of a project funded by the European Union – “European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems” – this study combines a country-based study with a comparative analysis across media sectors and media services in Slovakia

MEDIADEM 2010 Background Information Report - Reports

A report on media policies and regulatory practices in a selected set of European countries, the EU and the Council of Europe