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ECPMF Conference e-book: Introduction, presentations, and conclusions - Reports

A conference report collecting the materials of the conference "Promoting dialogue between the European Court of Human Rights and the media freedom community" of March 2017

ECtHR: Right to information according to Art.10 ECHR- Press or anybody - Legal Resources

The ECtHR rejected on 6 January 2015 a German’s appeal and ruled that public authorities do not necessarily infringe Art. 10 of the Convention by refusing to give information (application no. 70287/11)

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

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

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

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

Independent Newspapers v. Ireland: €1.25 million defamation award against newspaper violated Article 10 - Legal Resources

High damages for defamation have a “chilling effect" on freedom of expression, thus require the “most careful scrutiny” and “very strong justification”. A ECtHR landmark judgment against against abuse of defamation law

Russia versus the European Court of Human Rights: bad news for online freedom of expression? - Legal Resources

Russia’s unwillingness to give up part of its constitutional sovereignty may prevent the effective intervention of the European Court of Human Rights. An analysis focusing on the country's online regulation

Resolution on the Ethics of Journalism (CoE) - Legal Resources

A 1993 Resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe exploring different aspects of the ethics of journalism

Satakunnan Markkinapörssi Oy and Satamedia Oy v. Finland - Legal Resources

The Strasbourg Court found no violation of the right to freedom of expression where Finnish courts and authorities had prohibited two companies from processing and publishing personal - but already public - tax data, first through a newspaper and later through a text-messaging service