This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the issues surrounding freedom of expression, looking at the current legal position in a number of European countries as well as engaging with the wider debates on the topic amongst sociologists, political scientists and economists.
In the book Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich addresses recent developments which have had a bearing on the debate including the changes in communication brought about by the internet, and recent European Union looking at the role of the ECHR and the Council of Europe.
1. Freedom to print or freedom of the press? 2. Broadcasting 3. Journalistic activity 4. Freedom of expression as an alienable right 5. Advertising 6. Freedom of expression and economic regulation 7. The main areas of conflict: pornography, peaceful coexistence, national security 8. Towards a European framework? 9. Freedom of expression in the Internet age 10. From information, to communication, to knowledge 11. Conclusive remarks