This post brings us some recent developments on freedom expression from Dr David Goldberg, Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of Computer and Communications Law in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, and member of the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Advisory Board.
Dr Goldberg has recently co-organised a symposium at the Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, on “Fake News and Weaponized Defamation”. The event took place on the 26th January 2018. Further information on the event can be found at: https://www.swlaw.edu/curriculum/honors-programs/law-review-journals/journal-international-media-entertainment-law/global. Photos from the event are available at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmfxk8dL.
Dr Goldberg delivered a presentation at the event calling for enhancing media literacy, and cautioning against over-relying on the law to deal with the so-called phenomenon of fake news. Dr Goldberg’s presentation will be available in a forthcoming publication.
In addition, Dr Goldberg has recently published a chapter entitled ‘Dronalism, Newsgathering Protection and Day-to-day Norms’ in Responsible Drone Journalism (2018) edited by Astrid Gynnild and Turo Uskali. The book is available at https://www.crcpress.com/Responsible-Drone-Journalism/Gynnild-Uskali/p/book/9781138059351.
Lastly, following up on the ‘Freedom of Information at 250’ event held at the Free Word Centre in December 2016 with the support of the Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and the Embassies of Sweden and Finland, the publication Press Freedom 250 Years: Freedom of the Press and Public Access to Official Documents in Sweden and Finland – A Living Heritage from 1766 is now available in English. The publication of this translation has been in large part due to the efforts of Dr David Goldberg, Mark Weiler and Staffan Dalhoff. The book was launched on 2nd December 2016 at the Swedish Parliament, and the free PDF is available at http://www.riksdagen.se/globalassets/15.-bestall-och-ladda-ned/andra-sprak/tf-250-ar-eng-2018.pdf.
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