Observatorio journal’s latest issue is now available

Observatorio (OBS*) e-journal is a quarterly academic publication in the field of Communication Studies, which accepts and publishes texts written in Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Italian, French and English. Its formula of Open Access allows authors to have the maximum of public exposition of their work, thus it encourages readers and authors to register and ...

Press Release – European Court of Human Rights

On 2 February 2016, the European Court of Human Rights decided that a self-regulatory body (Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete, MTE) and an Internet news portal (Index.hu Zrt) were not liable for the offensive comments posted by their readers on their respective websites. Anonymous users of MTE and Index.hu Zrt had posted vulgar and offensive online comments ...

MIS Report 2013

Measuring the information society (2013). International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland.

Many Voices, One World. Towards a new more just and more efficient world information and communication order.

Macbride, S., Abel, E., Beuve-Méry, H., Ma Ekonzo, E., Garcia Marquez, G., Losev, S., Lubis, M., Masmoudi, M., Nagai, M., Akporuaro Omu, F.I., Osolnik, B., El Oteifi, G., Pronk, J.P., Somavia,, J., Verghese, B.G., & Zimmerman, B. (1980). Many voices, one world. Towards a new more just and more efficient world information and communication order. ...

Media Regulators in Europe: A Cross-Country Comparative Analysis

Empirical evidence demonstrates that states around the world are gradually setting up or reconfigurating existing media regulators. The nature and performance of theses bodies vary profoundly from country to country and the consequences of their action (and inaction) cannot be understood outside the specific national and regional contexts of these societies. This publication “Media Regulators ...

Lords pass defamation bill

Impending reform introduced by Lords McNally and Lester could end London’s status as ‘libel capital of the world’ Laws that led to London being dubbed “the libel capital of the world” will be reformed after peers in the Lords voted to pass the defamation bill, ending a three-year campaign led by Liberal Democrat peers Lord ...

Directive Directive 2000/31/EC on E-commerce

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The Occupy movements have dramatised questions about public space: Who owns it? And who can use it?

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Why the Copyright Directive is Unimportant, and Possibly Invalid.

By Berndt Hugenholtz (also Published in the European Intellectual Property Review) ‘This is a breakthrough in what is a vitally important dossier’, said Internal Market Commissioner Frits Bolkestein directly after the Council of Ministers finally reached political agreement on the Copyright Directive.[1] A breakthrough, indeed. The initial proposal of a directive was tabled in December 1997[2] – ...

A List of international Organizations for Media Freedom and their links

African National Congress BBC World Trust (African Media Development Initiative) Committee to protect Journalists Freedom House Global Horizon Fund Index on Censorship International Federation of Journalists International Journalists’ Network (IJN) International Research & Exchange Board – Media Sustainability Index Journalism.co.za Media Wise Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development PANOS Reporters sans Frontieres South African National ...