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Freedom of expression

An overview of the multi-faceted right to freedom of expression and how it is protected under international law.

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Digital rights

Understanding digital rights is crucial to protecting human rights, as little of our lives today is immune from the forces of technology and the internet.

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Restricting Internet access & online content

An overview of the ways in which access to the internet and online content are restricted around the world.

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Defamation & reputation

An overview of freedom of expression issues in the law, including how defamation is treated in domestic and international law.

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Privacy, security & data protection

An overview of the right to privacy, data protection, and protecting freedom of expression in a digital world.

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Cybercrimes

Describes the different types of cybercrimes, tracks the trends, and evaluates how cybercrimes are dealt with in international law.

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Hate speech

An overview of hate speech and how it is dealt with both under domestic and international law.

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Censorship by private actors

An overview of the ways in which access to content and freedom of expression online are restricted by private actors.

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False news, misinformation & propaganda

An overview of false news, misinformation and propaganda, including causes and potential solutions..

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Litigating freedom of expression

An overview of the various rights and concepts which encompass digital rights.

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dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda

As false news and misinformation have increased exponentially in recent times with the advent of the internet and social media platforms, it has necessitated courts, international actors and civil society to find urgent and effective responses.

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The Gambia: imperilled free press seek urgent help from ECOWAS Court

dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · Africa · Gambia · Apr 2016

The world must not forget the jailed journalists of Ethiopia

dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · Africa · Ethiopia · Dec 2015

Marshal Muchende on getting Zambia’s “false news” law struck down

dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · Africa · Zambia · Oct 2014

European Court Finds Turkey Violated Cumhuriyet Journalists’ Rights to Liberty and Security, Freedom of Expression, Detained in the Crackdown Following July 2016 Coup

record_voice_over Freedom of expression · portable_wifi_off Restricting Internet access & online content · dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · Asia · Turkey · Apr 2021

Explaining the Issues: False News

dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · Jul 2014

COVID-19: Governments Must Protect Freedom of Expression During the Pandemic

dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · gavel Litigating freedom of expression · Mar 2020

Arbitrary Detention of Journalists in Vietnam

dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · gavel Litigating freedom of expression · Asia · Vietnam · Jul 2018

Keeping the channels open: reflections on the importance of freedom of expression online

dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · gavel Litigating freedom of expression · May 2018

UPDATE: ECOWAS Court delivers landmark decision in one of our strategic cases challenging the laws used to silence and intimidate journalists in the Gambia

dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · Africa · Gambia · Mar 2018

Engaging advocates to advance press freedom standards in the Gambia

dvr False news, misinformation & propaganda · gavel Litigating freedom of expression · Africa · Gambia · Mar 2018