Freedom of Expression Revisited: Citizenship and Journalism in the Digital Era

By Ulla Carlsson - 2013

The Internet and the ongoing digitization of media have transformed media landscapes and in turn the social functions of media and the structure of both governance and markets. In recent years, there has been widespread concern about the ability of media to maintain and develop their role as a pillar of democracy. Issues regarding freedom of expression, freedom of information and freedom of the press are more complex than ever.

This book edited by Ulla Carlsson includes contributions by ten leading scholars, who offer Views from a Nordic Horizon and Views from Global and European Horizons.

In 2009, Nordicom published the book Freedom of Speech Abridged? Cultural, Legal and Philosophical Challenges written by researchers and authors working in the Nordic countries. The present book may be seen as a follow-up to this earlier volume.

Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2013).

By Ulla Carlsson| 2013


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.


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