The Right of Freedom of Expression in the Digital Age
April 3 - April 4
The right of freedom of expression and the principle of a free press are the pillars of contemporary democracy. As digital forms of communication continue to spread, the limits on freedom of expression are seemingly more palpable, particularly in certain parts of the world. Professional journalists are struggling to (re)establish and maintain public trust and confidence in their work, whilst the emergence of participatory journalism challenges the status and values of the profession.This two-day conference offers a timely space for scholars and practitioners to explore the broader issue of freedom of expression, with a particular interest in the institutional right of freedom of the media. We would like to investigate whether the inalienable right of freedom of expression and its corollary right of freedom of the media/press are limitless and boundless in the digital age; whether digital forms of communication have revolutionized the mode, the methods and the means of journalism.