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Freedom of expression and defamation (2016) - Reports

The Council of Europe has published a new study of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the special relation between freedom of expression and defamation

UK media coverage of the 2016 EU Referendum Campaign - Reports

The King’s College London’s Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power provides the first study based on web articles. According to the collected data, the core messages of Leave campaign were better covered by online British media

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

Self-regulation and “hate speech” on social media platforms - Reports

An Article 19 proposal on how to protect freedom of expression and human rights in digital environments

Protecting Whistleblowers in Southeast Europe: a review of policies, cases and initiatives - Reports

Despite ongoing progress in protecting whistleblowers in Southeast Europe, much remains to be done to ensure that citizens and employees who report misconduct do not suffer retaliation

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

Slovakia: Damages in Civil Defamation Cases. Analysis and Trends - Reports

Defamation or freedom of expression? This report examines a selection of judicial decisions taken by the Courts of the Slovak Republic

Media coverage of elections: the legal framework in Europe - Reports

The European Audiovisual Observatory examines the regulation of broadcast, print and online media during elections in different Council of Europe member states

ECtHR: Conviction of journalists for an interview using a hidden camera infringed their freedom of expression - Legal Resources

After a lengthy legal fight, Swiss journalists obtained a positive ruling from the European Court of Human Rights, determining that their conviction for using a hidden camera in the case of insurance broker malpractice violated their rights

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