The Nordic countries are well known globally for their high human rights standards and, at the same time, high degree of internet freedom. This edited collection reveals how the Nordic countries have succeeded in the task of protecting freedom of expression in the new media. It contains an overview of public policy choices and best practices of domestic online companies, which have the aspiration of finding global acceptance.
Reviewing the topic of freedom of expression in new media within Nordic and Baltic countries, this book incorporates both general themes and interesting country-specific themes that will provide wider knowledge on the development of freedom of expression and media law in the online media era. A comprehensive analysis of regulation of online media, both at the level of legislation and application of law in courts and other authorities, are included. This book will contribute to the ongoing discussion as to whether there is a need to modify prevailing interpretation of freedom of expression.
Human Rights Law and Regulating Freedom of Expression in New Media focuses on the multi-layered and complicated relationship between internet and human rights law. It contributes to the ongoing discussion regarding the protection of freedom of expression on the internet in the context of various doctrines of constitutional law, including the proliferation of constitutional adjudication. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students in the fields of human rights law, internet law, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media and communications studies and technology.
1. Introduction (Mart Susi, Jukka Viljanen, Eiríkur Jónsson, and Artūrs Kučs, ) 2. Intermediary Liability for Online User Comments Under the European Convention on Human Rights (Robert Spano) 3. Freedom of Speech and Online Media in Denmark (Sten Schaumburg-Müller) 4. Estonia – Raising High the Roof Beams of Freedom of Expression: New Media Environment in Estonia (Rain Veetõusme, Tiina Pajuste, and Mart Susi) 5. Finland (Riku Neuvonen, Jukka Viljanen, and Mikko Hoikka) 6. Icelandic Online Media Law and the ECHR (Eiríkur Jónsson) 7. Regulation of Online Media in Latvia (Lolita Bērziņa, Linda Bīriņa, Laura Jambuševa, and Artūrs Kučs) 8. Human Rights Law and Regulating Freedom of Expression in New Media: Lithuania (Vygantė Milašiūtė) 9. Regulation of Online Media in Norway (Ellen Lexerød Hovlid) 10. Internet, Freedom of Expression and the Right to Privacy in Sweden (Victoria Enkvist and Sverker Scheutz) 11. Comparative Analysis of the Nordic/Baltic Approaches and Standards (Mart Susi and Eiríkur Jónsson) 12. Updating Freedom of Expression Doctrines in the New Media Cases: Lessons from Strasbourg and Other International Treaty Bodies (Artūrs Kučs and Jukka Viljanen)