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DOI: 10.1163/092598808X262542 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 Review of Central and East European Law 33 (2008) 95-134 Freedom of Expression on the Internet: A Case Study of Uzbekistan Zhanna Kozhamberdiyeva * Abstract Against the framework of international human rights law, this article

In: Review of Central and East European Law
Freedom of expression – particularly freedom of speech – is, in most Western liberal democracies, a well accepted and long established, though contested constitutional right or principle. Whilst based in ethical, rights-based and political theories, such as those of justice, the good life, personal autonomy, self determination, and welfare, as well as arrangements over legitimate government, pluralism and its limits, democracy and the extent and role of the state, there is always a lack of agreement over what precisely freedom of expression entails and how it should be applied. For the purposes of this book we are concerned with freedom of expression and the media with regard to the current application of legal standards and self-regulation to journalistic practice.

Justifications for freedom of expression do, in the end, inevitably involve the conduct of the media and it is this that concerns our authors. This book is concerned with these issues as they affect the contemporary media, the practice of journalism and why imposed constraints and the extent of the freedoms attached to freedom of expression are managed, and why they may or may not be ultimately regarded as legitimate or not legitimate. It is the practical matter of contemporary journalism and freedom of expression that concerns us. Consequently this is not a philosophical work so much as a work concerned with the way that freedom of expression is evoked and applied and those arguments that support or refute such evocation and application, focussing on areas of tension between freedom of expression and other considerations. In short, this is a book concerned with what the various authors regard as good practice as well as what they regard as problematic and why.

Most of the chapters in this book assume a UK regulatory framework, which, influenced by the EU requirements, imposes a differentiated burden on the broadcast media by comparison with the press and, to some degree, content on the Internet.
Author: Irmgard Marboe

1 Introduction Freedom of expression is one of the most contentious issues in the discussion about the compatibility of Islam and human rights. 1 The specific controversy arises out of the fact that Islam does not only set out religious, ethical, and moral values, but also a normative system, the

In: Religion and International Law

Freedom of Expression: Australia Freedom of Expression: Iran Freedom of Expression: South Asia Freedom of Expression: Sub-Saharan Africa Freedom of Expression: The Caucasus Freedom of Expression: Turkey Freedom of Expression: United States Freedom of Expression: Western Europe...

1 Introduction It is hardly controversial to affirm that both religious freedom and freedom of expression have a privileged position within the system of protection of fundamental rights. Not surprisingly, religious freedom has been described as “ prima inter pares ”, 1 while freedom of

In: Religion & Human Rights

years, artistic freedom of expression has increasingly become a key area of concern. The UN Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, in her thematic report in 2013, focused on the right to freedom of artistic expression and creation. 3 For three years running, artistic freedom has been in

In: African Journal of Legal Studies
Author: Naomi Sakr

brill.nl/mjcc MEJCC Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication 3 (2010) 101–119 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI 10.1163/187398609X12584657078240 Enriching or Impoverishing Discourse on Rights? Talk about Freedom of Expression on Arab Television* Naomi Sakr University of

In: Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication

warrant criminalisation, and those who maintain that criminalisation represents an illegitimate violation of the fundamental right to freedom of expression. The present article stands unabashedly on the former side of this divide. It proceeds from the twin view that (i) the gravity of the act of denial

In: International Criminal Law Review
Author: Natan Lerner

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/187103210X528156 Religion and Human Rights 5 (2010) 137–145 brill.nl/rhrs Religion Human Rights Freedom of Expression and Advocacy of Group Hatred Incitement to Hate Crimes and Religious Hatred Natan Lerner Professor of Law, Interdisciplinary

In: Religion & Human Rights