Freedom of Expression Online: A Comparative Perspective


Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


This will be a virtual event via Zoom (all times ET). Registration is required.

Panelists from several universities in the United States and Europe will engage in conversation about the current state of Freedom of Expression around the world, particularly in an online context. From different conceptions of Freedom of Expression to diverse national regulations, different expectations about the role of governments in regulating online platforms and speech online to upcoming legislation in Europe and possible legislative reform in the United States, several scholars will join Internet Law Professor Eric Goldman from Santa Clara University School of Law to give their perspectives about these and other issues.

Participants in this panel are legal scholars who have contributed chapters to The Handbook of Communication Rights, Law and Ethics (Wiley 2021) a book that provides an extensive review of the challenges that communication rights face today and that offers readers an examination of the interplay between communication law and ethics and the role played by communication professionals in protecting individuals’ rights freedom of expression. Prof. Loreto Corredoira, one of the co-editors of the volume will deliver welcome remarks.

Join us live over Zoom for this event.

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Panelists: Joan Barata. Intermediary Liability Fellow at the Platform Regulation Program, Stanford Cyber Policy Center; Divina Frau-Meigs. Professor of Media and Information and Communications Technology Sociology, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle; German Teruel, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Murcia; Erik Ugland. Associate Professor of Digital Media and Performing Arts, Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University.

Moderator: Eric Goldman. Santa Clara University School of Law.

Welcome remarks: Loreto Corredoira.Professor, School Communication, Complutense University of Madrid; Jean Monnet Chair European Audiovisual Heritage in times of Transformation.

Sponsors: Harvard European Law Association, Harvard Law School; Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard; International Association for Media and Communication Research; FIEDI:International Forum for Communication Law and Ethics.