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April 2022

Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression at Times of Military Aggression

From 11.00 to 11.30 am CET the Global Digital Human Rights Network will present its recently completed study "Governing Information Flows during War: A Comparative Study of Content Governance and Media Policy Responses after Russia's Attack on Ukraine".The study involves responses from 29 countries and 53 scholars and practitioners.
The webinar will be opened by the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets. Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Director for Strategic Communication at German Federal Foreign Office Irene Maria Plank and Irish Parliament member Louise O’Reilly will provide their comments on the study and express their views on the topic of media responsibilities and freedom of speech at the time of military aggression.

The results and recommendations will be introduced by:
  • Professor Mart Susi, Tallinn University, Chair of the Global Digital Human Rights Network
  • Professor Matthias C. Kettemann, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) and University of Innsbruck
  • Dr. Birgit Schippers, Law School, University of Strathclyde 
  • Professor Jukka Viljanen, Tampere University
  • Researcher Gregor Fischer-Lessiak, University of Graz
This webinar will present the comparative study documenting and analysing the responses of states, media organisations and social media platforms to the war in Ukraine. The longer-term prospects for freedom of expression online because of the military aggression will be addressed as well.
Join us at the webinar on 19 April 10.00 – 11.30 Central European time. The webinar will be held in English. The webinar is free and requires pre-registration HERE.

There will be Q & A session after the statements and study presentations.

The report will be available after the event.

Infos zur Veranstaltung


Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society

Contact person

Christiane Matzen, M. A.
Head of Science Communication

Christiane Matzen, M. A.

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 41

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