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General Resources, International Standards, Legislation
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MENA Media Law Reform
A regional workshop on the right to information held in Beirut from 8-9 June 2017, bringing together participants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen, and hosted by Social Media Exchange, the Centre for Law and Democracy and International Media Support, has agreed to...
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June, 16 2017
General Resources, International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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Centre for Law and Democracy
Louis Brandeis, an eminent jurist and United States Supreme Court Justice, defended the value of transparency and openness in 1913 by noting: “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most...
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June, 16 2017
General Resources, Reports and Analysis
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Legatum Institute
New media and the information revolution have not only empowered access to information but also fuelled the spread of disinformation. Such is the scale of the problem that the World Economic Forum has defined misinformation as one of the world’s most urgent problems. Corrupt, neo-authoritarian...
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April, 04 2016
General Resources, Reports and Analysis
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Center For International Media Assistance (CIMA)
Electronic surveillance—of e-mail communications, telephone calls, visits to websites, online shopping, and even the physical whereabouts of individuals- is now pervasive the world over. This has enormous implications for privacy and for freedom of expression and association on the one hand and for...
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April, 04 2015
General Resources, International Standards, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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United Nations
The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media, the Organization of American States (OAS) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and the African...
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April, 04 2017
Case Studies, Reports and Analysis
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Privacy International
In 2016, the number of internet users in Morocco reached 14.48 million (of a population of approximately 34 million) according to the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT), with an estimated growth of internet subscribers of 40 % the previous year. Internet penetration increased...
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April, 04 2017
Case Studies, Reports and Analysis
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London School of Economics
The Algerian media landscape, while exhibiting some of the structural features of the industry in neighbouring North African countries, is unique in tending to employ a bolder tone and showing comparatively greater resistance to pressure. It is empowered by a long history of braving taboos,...
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April, 04 2017
International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations, Reports and Analysis
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Article 19
The protection of reputation – the esteem in which one is held by society - is an important social purpose. Defamation laws, while aiming to suppress or redress harms to reputation resulting from speech – whether spoken aloud, distributed in print, broadcast, or otherwise publicly communicated –...
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April, 04 2016
General Resources, International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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Article 19
Freedom of expression and privacy are mutually reinforcing rights – all the more so in the digital age. Both are essential foundations for open and democratic societies, and among the basic conditions for its progress, and for each individual’s self-fulfilment. For democracy, accountability and...
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March, 07 2017
International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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Article 19
In February 2017, ARTICLE 19 reviewed the Tunisian Draft Organic Law Related to the Elimination of Violence against Women (Draft Law) for its compliance with international freedom of expression standards. The Draft Law was initiated by the Tunisian Ministry of Women, Family and Children and was...
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March, 07 2017

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