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Russia’s Double Standard on Dealing with “Fake” News - Legal Resources

The supremacy of the state’s version of events is a vital national interest in Russia. The legislation targets not only those news deemed to be "false" or biased, but also historical narratives. 

Italy: a case endangering journalists’ rights to report and protect their sources - Legal Resources

An analysis of the background and context of the on-going case involving Italian journalists Davide Vecchi and Augusto Mattioli, who are writing about the bankruptcy scandal of an historical Italian bank

Freedom of expression: the crucial role of Strasbourg - Legal Resources

In Strasbourg on March 24th, judges, journalists, lawyers and activists discussed the challenges facing the protection of free expression in Europe

True Freedom of Information Remains Elusive in Italy - Legal Resources

After finally adopting a proper freedom of information act, Italy improved its right to information rating - but only in theory, as in practice there is still much to be done to ensure freedom of information

Orloskaya iskra v. Russia: Reporting in media during election campaign must be free from content restrictions - Legal Resources

Is it legitimate to restrict freedom of expression in time of elections? Can political journalism be hindered by electoral laws? ECtHR examined the question in this case, concluding in favor of freedom of the media

Ólafsson v. Iceland: Should journalists always seek “appropriate legal advice” from now on? - Legal Resources

ECtHR judgment Ólafsson v. Iceland overall reinforces freedom of expression in Europe, yet it also features somewhat puzzling conclusions, inviting journalists to seek “appropriate legal advice” in a wide range of situations

Pihl v. Sweden: Pushing Online Intermediaries Towards Private Censorship and Deanonymisation? - Legal Resources

The recent decision by the ECtHR in Pihl v. Sweden marks a new step in the definition of the emerging jurisprudence on liability of online intermediaries

Joint declaration on freedom of expression and “fake news”, disinformation and propaganda - Legal Resources

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression and OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media call all relevant actors to take steps in countering fake news and propaganda

The Right to Information Is a Human Right, Strasbourg Rules - Legal Resources

Hungarian authorities erred when they refused to provide a human rights NGO access to information – an essential part of freedom of expression – about the employment of pro deo lawyers

Defining Defamation: Principles on Freedom of Expression and Protection of Reputation - Legal Resources

Finding an appropriate balance between freedom of expression and the need to protect one’s reputation: this is the aim of these principles on defamation, written by Article 19 over two decades of research and debate