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Freedom of Speech and Information in Global Perspective

  • Pekka Hallberg
  • Janne Virkkunen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Pekka Hallberg, Janne Virkkunen
    Pages 1-8
  3. Pekka Hallberg, Janne Virkkunen
    Pages 9-14
  4. Pekka Hallberg, Janne Virkkunen
    Pages 15-60
  5. Pekka Hallberg, Janne Virkkunen
    Pages 79-157
  6. Pekka Hallberg, Janne Virkkunen
    Pages 159-190
  7. Pekka Hallberg, Janne Virkkunen
    Pages 191-221
  8. Pekka Hallberg, Janne Virkkunen
    Pages 223-254
  9. Pekka Hallberg, Janne Virkkunen
    Pages 255-261
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 263-286

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a unique exploration of the current state of freedom of speech as a basic right available to everyone. The research focuses on the different development stages of the concept of freedom of speech and the use of modern indicators to depict the its treatment  in different legal cultures, including the obligations under international treaties and the effects that the globalising and digitalising environment have had on it. The authors conduct a broad survey of freedom of speech around the world, from Europe over Russia and both Americas to Africa, Asia, and Australia. The aim of this survey is to identify safeguards of freedom of speech on both a national and an international level, violations and threat scenarios, and in particular challenges to freedom of speech in the digital era.

Keywords

Freedom of speech Freedom of information Global freedom of information Global freedom of speech Free speech Flow of information Modern information society Freedom of the Press Act fundamental human right Finland Europe Latin America North America oppression of media information leaks globilisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Pekka Hallberg
    • 1
  • Janne Virkkunen
    • 2
  1. 1.Rule of Law Finland—RolfiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.HelsinkiFinland

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