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Is user-generated content on private communication platforms protected by freedom of expression? In her PhD project, Amélie Heldt focuses on the effect of the fundamental right on freedom of expression on the Internet.
After a preview of the film “The Post”, freedom of the press and freedom of expression was the subject of a podium discussion on 19 February 2018 at the cinema ‘Abaton’ in Hamburg. Participants of the discussions were Johannes von Dohnanyi, journalist and author, Katharina Fe...
Mark Zuckerberg announced that an independent body resembling a sort of "Supreme Court" could function as a complaint office for users in controversial content issues in the future. In episode 38 of the BredowCast, the lawyer Amélie Heldt explains the legal issues raised by this pro...
With the Draft for an Act improving Law Enforcement on Social Networks (NetzDG), the German government reacts on Hate Speech and Fake News in Social Media. The draft has provoked criticism concerning freedom of speech because it creates incentives for providers to delete contents although they have...
Dreyer, S. (2016): Schneller, massentauglicher klickbarer? Entgrenzungen im (Online-)Journalismus und ihre Bedeutung für die Konzeption verfassungsrechtlicher Medienfreiheiten [Faster, More Suitable for the Masses, More Clickable? The Dissolution in (Online-)Journalism and Its Meaning for...
Dankert, K.; Dreyer, S. (2017): Autonomie und Determinismus. Was sagt das Grundgesetz zu Alltagsentscheidungen durch Software? [Autonomy and Determinism. What Does the Basic Law Think about Day-to-Day-Decisions by Software?] In: S. Eder, C. Mikat, A. Tillmann (eds.), Software Takes Command. Herausfo...
Schulz, W. (2016): EMRK/Grundrechtecharta (1. Teil, 2. Kapitel) [ECHR/Charter of Fundamental Rights (Part 1, Chapter 2)] In: M. Paschke, W. Berlit, C. Meyer (eds.), Hamburger Kommentar Gesamtes Medienrecht [Hamburg Commentary on Media Law], 3rd edition. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 94-110.
Schulz, W. (2016): Meinungs- und Informationsfreiheit (1. Teil, 3. Kapitel, 5. Abschnitt) [Freedom of Expression and Information (Part 1, Chapter 3, Section 5)]. In: Paschke, M.; Berlit, W.; Meyer, C. (eds.), Hamburger Kommentar Gesamtes Medienrecht [Hamburg Commentary on Media Law], 3rd edition. Ba...
Schulz, W.; van Hoboken, J. (2016): Human Rights and Encryption. 1st ed., 2016. Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (pdf-Dokument).
Heldt, A. (2017): Terror-Propaganda online: Die Schranken der Meinungsfreiheit in Deutschland und den U.S.A. [Terrorist Propaganda Online: The Barriers to Freedom of Expression in Germany and the USA]. In: Neue Juristische Online-Zeitschrift, 45, p. 1458.
Heldt, A. (2017): Terror-Propaganda online: Die Schranken der Meinungsfreiheit in Deutschland und den U. S. A [Terror Propaganda Online: The Barriers of Freedom of Expression in Germany and the US]. In: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ) 2017 (Aufsätze Online [Online Articles]),...
Heldt, A. P. (2017): Anonyme Äußerungen im Netz: Der Fall 4chan [Anonymous Remarks on the Internet: The Case 4chan]. In: Science Blog of the HIIG. Website. Berlin: Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. (online).
Heldt, A. P. (2018): Intelligente Upload-Filter: Bedrohung für die Meinungsfreiheit? [Intelligent Upload Filters: Threat to Freedom of Expression?], In: Mohabbat Kar, Resa, Thapa, Basanta E.P., Parycek, Peter (eds.) 2018. "(Un)Berechenbar? Algorithmen und Automatisierung in Staat und Gesel...
"Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech and Online Intermediaries", participation of W. Schulz in the "Varanda-Talk" of the Institute for Technology and Society on 18 July 2017 in Rio de Janeiro.
“Contemporary Challenges to the Freedom of Expression”, hosted by W. Schulz at the event “Freedom of Expression Online: Evolving European Jurisprudence and Standard Setting Activities in the Digital Age” of the European Councils on 28 April 2017 in Nikosia.
“Confronting Online Hate Speech: Identification and Strategies”, panel with W. Schulz at the “RightsCon” organised by the Centre for Communication Governance of the National Law University Delhi on 29 March 2017 in Brussels.
"Human Rights and Encryption“, lecture by W. Schulz at the "Freedom Online Coalition"on 29 March 2017 in Brussels.
"Die Verlegerin - Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit [The Post - Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Expression]", panel discussion with W. Schulz after the exclusive preview of the film "Die Verlegerin [The Post]" at cinema 'Abaton' on 19 February 2018 in Hamburg.
"Was bewirkte das NetzDG? [What did the NetzDG achieve?]", lecture by M. C. Kettemann at the panel discussion "Reden wir über die Meinungsfreiheit [Let’s Talk about Freedom of Expression]" organised by Senator of Justice Dr. Till Steffen and the district association GR...
How can national laws be reconciled with Internet content? What is perfectly legal in one country can be illegal in another. So, what does this mean for Internet users in their daily and professional life with regard to privacy, freedom of expression or cybercrime? More than 250 international participants...
Universal Pictures International Germany and the German Commission for UNESCO invite you to an exclusive preview of the film "The Post" by Steven Spielberg on 19 February 2018, 7 p.m. at the Abaton cinema in Hamburg. The film tells the story of Kay Graham, who, as editor of the Washington Post...
In the event series #Ortsgespräch, which is organised by the district association GRÜNE Eimsbüttel on 26 February 2019, the Network Enforcement Act will be discussed. Hamburg's Minister of Justice, Dr. Till Steffen, will lead through the evening and discuss the changes that the NetzDG...
What rules structure our online world? How is determinded what works? And how do social actors behave?
Today, billions of people exchange not only holiday pictures, but also false reports, hostility and hate comments on the Internet. In this way, they also determine the themes and tone of public...
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