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This report by Adnane Bouchaib, a lawyer with Bouchaib Law Firm in Algiers, is analyzing the tensions between laws pertaining to freedom of expression, political actors and the judiciary practice in Algeria. Following the 2011 uprisings, new constitutional and legal guarantees for freedom of...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
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This report by Mustapha Ben Letaief, a professor at the Law Faculty at the University of Tunis El Manar, is analyzing the tensions between laws pertaining to freedom of expression, political actors and the judiciary practice in Tunisia. Following the 2011 uprisings, new constitutional and legal...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
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This report by Abdelaziz Nouaydi, university professor and lawyer at the Rabat Bar, is analyzing the tensions between laws pertaining to freedom of expression, political actors and the judiciary practice in Morocco. Following the 2011 uprisings, new constitutional and legal guarantees for freedom...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
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دافع لويس برانديس – خبير القانون البارز والقاضي بالمحكمة العليا بالولايات المتحدة – عن قيمة الشفافية والانفتاح في عام 1913 بقوله: "العلنية واجبة كتعويض وسند لمواجهة الأمراض الاجتماعية والصناعية. يُقال إن نور الشمس أفضل مُطهر للجروح، وأن المصباح الكهربائي هو الشرطي الأكثر فعالية". في ذلك الزمن كانت...
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Friday, June 16, 2017
The Internet was designed to enable the free flow of information; however, technical measures restricting access to content are now worryingly commonplace in authoritarian and democratic countries alike. Whereas the Great Firewall of China used to be the most extreme example of how repressive...
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Monday, December 5, 2016
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This series of Briefing Notes is designed to give readers an understanding of the key international legal standards that apply in the context of freedom of expression. Each individual Briefing Note addresses a different thematic freedom of expression issue. The first, perhaps predictably, is titled...
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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Freedom of expression is a core human right and a free and vibrant public discourse is vital to maintaining a democratic system. At the same time, it is recognised that certain types of speech can cause harm. The question over where the line should be drawn between legal content and hate speech is...
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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على الرغم من أن جزءا كبيرا من منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا شهد انزلاقا ملحوظا، على مدى السنوات الماضية، نحو مزيد من الإستبداد وعدم الاستقرار والنزاع العنيف في أعقاب الإنتفاضات الشعبية . علما أن العديد من هذه المكاسب كانت وراءها 2011في المنطقة، فقد تحققت مكاسب كبيرة منذ عام الأوساط الإعلامية...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
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Although much of the Middle East and North Africa has seen a marked shift over the past years toward unstable authoritarianism and violent conflict following the region’s popular uprisings, significant gains have however been achieved since 2011. Many of these gains have been driven by media...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018
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، أقرت في دول المغرب العربي ضمانات دستورية وقانونية جديدة لحرية 2011وفي أعقاب انتفاضات عام التعبير والإعلام. ومع ذلك، فإن الحقوق والحريات التي ضمنتها القوانين الجديدة لا تزال تواجه تحديا بسبب عدائية السلطات المسؤولة عن حماية حقوق الانسان وممارسة قضائية ما انفكت تفتقر الى الاصلاح. وعلاوة على ذلك،...
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

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