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Wikileaks and Freedom of Speech: Can self regulation work?

Stephens, Mark (2010) Wikileaks and Freedom of Speech: Can self regulation work? Media Policy Blog (14 Dec 2010). Website.

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Abstract

Mark Stephens is right when he says that the current controversy around Wikileaks marks a key moment in the evolution of media responsibility and freedom. Legal matters – starting with the extradition hearing of Julian Assange this week – will move rather quickly even though it is going to take some time to work through the broader implications. Stephens says that the case engages article 10 of the European Convention – the right to free speech – but it remains to be seen how and if such a freedom could be invoked in Assange’s defence. Ultimately, there will be a question of balancing Assange’s speech rights (along with our right to know) and the rights of others such as citizens and soldiers that may have been endangered.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Collections > LSE Media Policy Blog
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 11:46
Last Modified: 14 May 2020 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77798

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