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“Europe must protect freedom of expression and press following the example of Iceland” said Marietje Schaake (D66, NL) during today’s ALDE seminar on ” Censorship and Self censorship” hosted with Alexander Lambsdorff (FDP, DE) which looked at challenges to freedom of expression, with a special focus on the role the internet plays and with the aim to be informed, and inspired by good practices, to be alerted to worst cases, and to consequently look at concrete ways to make Europe a safe haven for the free word, also online.
“Freedom of expression is under threat in Europe, which instead should be a model for the rest of the world. How can we credibly speak about a lack of freedom of expression in China or Iran if we don’t apply the highest standards ourselves? Journalists, cartoonists, but also scientists are increasingly censored, or apply self-censorship, and in worst cases, individuals are not able to live in freedom after expressing certain opinions. This is unacceptable and that’s why we should learn from Iceland where the most protective draft legislation for whistleblowers, confidential sources of journalists and libel-tourism prevention is being prepared.” Schaake added
“No person should be afraid of the consequences when they freely express themselves. That would be contrary to European values we believe in and protect. ALDE defends the right to offend which is an essential part of freedom of expression, and we will stand with those who come under pressure to freely express their views, be they political, artistic or otherwise.” said Alexander Lambsdorff.
Main speakers of the ALDE seminar were:Lars Vilks, Artist, Flemming Rose, Jyllands-Posten editor, Naema Tahir Dutch author, Professor Alistair Mullis, UK Defamation Law expert, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Birgitta Jonsdottir, member of the Icelandic Parliament and rapporteur of the draft legislation in Iceland.
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HEARING: (SELF) CENSORSHIP NEW CHALLENGES FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN EUROPE
HEARING: (SELF) CENSORSHIP NEW CHALLENGES FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN EUROPE 21/06/2010 Event date: 21/06/10 14:30 to 18:00 Location: BE BRUSSELS A1G-2 !!! THIS EVENT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE !!!
Journalists, artists and publicists in Europe are increasingly confronted with censorship and self-censorship. Freedom of expression, as well as journalistic freedom is not automatic anymore. While the internet makes borders increasingly irrelevant, freedom of expression, online and offline, become even more relevant. Laws are the safeguards, which are still determined by nation states. The seminar aims to look at freedom of expression from different viewpoints. Swedish artist Lars Vilks, Jyllands-Posten editor Flemming Rose and Dutch author Naema Tahir will share their personal experiences with freedom of expression in Europe, while Professor Alistair Mullis, UK Defamation Law expert, Julian Assange from WikiLeaks and Birgitta Jonsdottir will speak on the legal and political questions surrounding freedom of expression. Defamation law, source protection, safety, libel shopping and the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative will all feature prominently. This event is the initative of ALDE MEPs Marietje Schaake and Alexander Lambsdorff. For more information about this event and registration, please contact angela.morgan-ficheroulle(at)europarl.europa.eu
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