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Directory of Legal Assistance Services for European Journalists | Strengthening Journalism in Europe: Tools, Networking, Training

Directory of Legal Assistance Services for European Journalists | Strengthening Journalism in Europe: Tools, Networking, Training | Media Law | Scoop.it
This directory features entities that offer legal, financial and advocacy services and support for journalists in Europe.
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Microsoft complied with Charlie Hebdo probe, turning over data in 45 minutes

Microsoft complied with Charlie Hebdo probe, turning over data in 45 minutes | Media Law | Scoop.it
Company lawyer Brad Smith spoke in Brussels about government reactions to terror attack.
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Devolving media regulation in Scotland: The Smith Commission proposals

Devolving media regulation in Scotland: The Smith Commission proposals | Media Law | Scoop.it
Telecommunications researcher Ewan Sutherland argues that the Smith Commission's proposed devolution solutions for media regulation are messy proposals that create redundant unaccountable positions...

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The EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive: Comparative Commentary on the AVMSD and National Implementation

The EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive: Comparative Commentary on the AVMSD and National Implementation | Media Law | Scoop.it
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Alert: New California Privacy Law for Minors Has Taken Effect as of January 2015 - JD Supra (press release)

California S.B. 568, titled "Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World," (the "Privacy Law") took effect January 1, 2015. The new Privacy Law includes a provision known...
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Access Spotlights the Hot Digital Rights Issues of 2015 - Access (blog)

Access Spotlights the Hot Digital Rights Issues of 2015 - Access (blog) | Media Law | Scoop.it
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Access Spotlights the Hot Digital Rights Issues of 2015
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... rights — and have some teeth!
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World editors unite behind #CHARLIEHEBDO | Listly List

This week’s terrorist attack in France must be matched by defending liberty. Moments like these call for visible unity. World Editors Forum President Erik Bjerager is calling on media organisations, journalists and citizens to show solidarity by adding their voices through a simple message to support our drive to increase safety for all journalists and to defend their right to publish. Send us a paragraph or two to worldeditors @ wan-ifra.org, specifying authorship and we will share these messag
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The Guardian view on Charlie Hebdo: show solidarity, but in your own voice

The Guardian view on Charlie Hebdo: show solidarity, but in your own voice | Media Law | Scoop.it
Editorial: Journalists were murdered for exercising free speech. They trampled on religious taboos. But the principal conflict is not between liberty and majority Muslim opinion, rather it is between a handful of terrorists and everyone else
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#JeSuisCharlie: Cartoonists Raise Their Pencils in Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo

#JeSuisCharlie: Cartoonists Raise Their Pencils in Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo | Media Law | Scoop.it
Following the terrorist attack earlier today on Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine known for its controversial religious covers, an outpouring of tributes from cartoonists have emerged. We’ve collected a few of them below, with thanks to Slate.fr, which is collecting tributes here.
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Why a Danish newspaper won't publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Why a Danish newspaper won't publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons | Media Law | Scoop.it
Jyllands-Posten was at the center of a 2005 cartoon crisis. After numerous terror threats, editors chose to play it safe
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Tech Companies Supporting Charlie Hebdo Should Also Re-Examine Their Censorship Policies

Tech Companies Supporting Charlie Hebdo Should Also Re-Examine Their Censorship Policies | Media Law | Scoop.it
As the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has evolved and sparked other violence in France, more and more people, groups, and companies have been expressing support for the victims. These messages, which often include the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie are a statement of solidarity and strength in the face of...
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Privacy & Journalism - European Countries Legislation | Strengthening Journalism in Europe: Tools, Networking, Training

Privacy & Journalism - European Countries Legislation | Strengthening Journalism in Europe: Tools, Networking, Training | Media Law | Scoop.it
This map aims aids Journalists to take into account data protection laws and privacy regulation in Europe, which safeguards individuals against certain acts in
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BBC - Trust begins public consultation on BBC Three proposals - BBC Trust

BBC - Trust begins public consultation on BBC Three proposals - BBC Trust | Media Law | Scoop.it
The BBC Trust today begins its public value test (PVT) of the BBC Executive’s proposals for the closure of BBC Three as a broadcast channel in the autumn of 2015 and the re-invention of BBC Three as an online only offer; the evolution of BBC iPlayer from primarily a catch-up service to one that also offers online-first BBC content and selected third-party content; the launch of a +1 channel for BBC One; extended hours for CBBC; and increased investment in drama on BBC One...
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Ofcom | Public Service Content in a Connected Society: Ofcom’s third review of public service broadcasting

Consultation published 15|12|2014

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EU Ministers for Culture issue joint statement on freedom of expression

EU Ministers for Culture issue joint statement on freedom of expression | Media Law | Scoop.it
Ministers for culture of all the 28 Member States of the European Union have issued a joint statement with regard to the tragic events at the Charlie Hebdo editorial office in Paris on 7 January.

The joint statement is an initiative of the Presidency of the Council of European Union and was draw
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Top Five Shifts In Internet Law In 2014 - Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment - United States

Top Five Shifts In Internet Law In 2014 - Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment - United States | Media Law | Scoop.it
Internet law is always changing. Here’s my impressionistic list of five of the most significant 2014 shifts affecting businesses that operate in the Internet space. United States Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment Thompson Coburn LLP 8 Jan 2015
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Let's repeal our blasphemy law if we really want to honour 'Charlie' - Independent.ie

Let's repeal our blasphemy law if we really want to honour 'Charlie' - Independent.ie | Media Law | Scoop.it
There was much worthy talk about freedom of speech in newspapers yesterday, after the murderous attack on French satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' by jihadists, but conspicuous by thei
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In Solidarity With a Free Press: Some More Blasphemous Cartoons - The Intercept

In Solidarity With a Free Press: Some More Blasphemous Cartoons - The Intercept | Media Law | Scoop.it
The professed affection for offensive cartoons aimed at religions and their adherents dissipates fast when some groups are the targets rather than others.
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Print the Cartoons, Show the Movie

Print the Cartoons, Show the Movie | Media Law | Scoop.it
Terrorists and dictators have long used violence to blackmail democratic governments. Now they're doing the same against magazines and movie studios.
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Wolinski, Charb, Tignous, and Cabu: What It Means to Be a Cartoonist in France

Wolinski, Charb, Tignous, and Cabu: What It Means to Be a Cartoonist in France | Media Law | Scoop.it
Read more of Slate’s coverage of the Charlie Hebdo attack. The largest European gathering of comics professionals and fans, the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, has taken place at the end of January in the small southwestern French town of Angoulême for 42 years. In contrast to American comic book...
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The New York Times' changing racial labels

The New York Times' changing racial labels | Media Law | Scoop.it
Using the paper's Chronicle tool, a linguistics student examines how various words were used in history
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Zuckerberg on Charlie Hebdo: Facebook will protect free speech

Zuckerberg on Charlie Hebdo: Facebook will protect free speech | Media Law | Scoop.it
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, responding to the Charlie Hebdo attack, vowed to make Facebook a place where people can speak freely without fear of violence.
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