Cyprus conference: Videos and podcasts on freedom of expression in the digital age

Experts, lawyers, academics, politicians and members of the judiciary gathered in Nicosia last month to discuss the challenges to freedom of expression in the digital era.

here is a summary of the key interviews, photos and presentations from the event.

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Video Interviews

Jan Kleijssen reviews Cyprus conference – Free expression in the digital era

Arnd Haller: Google’s Vision Of Online Free Expression

Karmen Turk: Why I believe free speech matters more than hate speech

Karmen Turk: “We need to think very carefully before we restrict free speech”


Charlotte Altenhoener-Dion: Freedom of expression in the digital age

Ineta Ziemele – “The European Court cannot be a front-runner on freedom of expression”

Dr Matthias Traimer: “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel to maintain freedom of expression online”

Karmen Turk – Why Delfi As v Estonia human rights court judgement still matters to all web users

Speeches and presentations

Jean Marc Sauvé, Vice-President of the Conseil d’Etat, France: Freedom of expression in the digital age

Maciej Szpunar, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union: The liability of intermediaries in the EU

Monica Horten, Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science: Balancing freedom of expression online – insights from copyright cases

Judge Robert Spano (European Court of Human Rights – Iceland) : Limitations to the freedom of expression online in the context of national security concerns

Karmen Turk, media law attorney: The many facets of intermediaries and respective legal implications

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