Freedom of Speach

Expressions about Public Persons: The Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights and the New Challenges of Social Media

  • Expressions about Public Persons: The Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights and the New Challenges of Social Media

    The Internet is the most important development in communication technology since the invention of the press, affecting the practice of freedom of speech and press and enabling more democratic opportunities for communication. Beside the multitude of advantages, this new technology brought along a swathe of new issues. One important question is: how can courts react to these changed circumstances in the course of human rights adjudication? Is it possible to apply the existing human rights measures or do the features of the new media require the development of new measures? Read more... (Éva Balogh)