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Freedom of Expression and Information - 2014 ECHR and CJEU Case Law - Legal Resources

A review of the European Court of Human Rights and European Court of Justice 2014 case-law on freedom of expression, media and journalistic freedoms

Press freedom in the EU: Legal framework and challenges - Legal Resources

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) provides with this short briefing, an effective contextualization of the legal framework and the challenges for Press freedom in the EU

Romania: Investigative journalism law rejected by the Senate - Legal Resources

The Romanian Senate rejected the draft of a law that legislators say intended to fight corruption by rewarding investigative journalists and other whistleblowers. The proposed law called for a special fund that would support people who reported on corruption via the mass media or via complaints to investigating and prosecuting bodies

Use of personally-identifying information in reporting in Germany - Legal Resources

A German court ruled that the interest of the public in the case of a dentist under investigation for aggravated assault takes precedence over the plaintiff's right to privacy. The plaintiff had sued for an injunction to stop a newspaper from publishing further articles pertaining to the case where he could be easily identified

A Review of the European Court’s Freedom of Expression Cases in 2013 - Legal Resources

A review of the ECHR 2013 case-law on freedom of expression, media and journalistic freedoms

Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace - Legal Resources

The joint communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committe of the Regions stresses that for cyberspace to remain open and free, the same norms, principles and values that the EU upholds offline, should also apply online. Fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law need to be protected in cyberspace

Positive obligations on member States under Article 10 to protect journalists and prevent impunity - Legal Resources

This research report by Council of Europe/European Court of Human Rights explains the principles of positive obligations on states implied by article 10 of ECHR, focusing on the obligation to protect journalists and prevent impunity 

General comment No. 34 on Article 19 ICCPR - Legal Resources

The UN Human Rights Committee's fundamental remarks on Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) on freedoms of opinion and expression

Audiovisual Media Services Directive - Legal Resources

The EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) governs EU-wide coordination of national legislation on all audiovisual media, both traditional TV broadcasts and on-demand services

European Charter on the Freedom of the Press - Legal Resources

The charter formulates principles for the freedom of the press from government interference - in particular for their right to safety from surveillance, electronic eavesdropping and searches of editorial departments and computers, and to unimpeded access for journalists and citizens to all domestic and foreign sources of information