At the workshop on the 27th October, Justitia will contribute with presentations: Content Moderation – A double edge sword for minorities? Natalie Alkiviadou, JUSTITIA (Denmark) The Silencing of Religious Minorities in India: Shutdowns,Hate Speech and Prosecution Raghav Mendiratta, JUSTITIA (Denmark) See the program here.
The Liberal International Human Rights Committee (LI HRC) was proud to welcome Jacob Mchangama, an expert on freedom of expression, to deliver a keynote presentation on free speech in the digital space and the challenges of its regulation and governance. In an engaging discussion with LI HRC Chair Astrid Thors, Mchangama described current forms of censorship as […]
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – 11:30-12:30 Vienna City Hall – Steinsaal II How to find a balance between removing harmful content online and protecting free speech? This session will explore the recent policy developments and discuss the impact of takedown legislations on civil liberties, the future of free speech, and the ideal time frame for […]
Justitias Future Free Speech Project participating and moderating debates on July 7th and 8th 2021. Read more about the conference and see the program. Sign up for free. ICON•S Mundo will feature a multitude of diverse events over several days, including plenary events on “Technology and the Future of Public Law”, “Democracy and the Future of […]
Paul MacDonnell talks with Jacob Mchangama about the post-WWII history of attempts to constrain hateful speech and what it means for current policy. Jacob is a lawyer, human-rights advocate, social commentator, and director and founder of Justitia, a Copenhagen-based think-tank dedicated to protecting free expression.
Date and Time: June 8, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Eastern Time Facilitator: Jacob Mchangama Speakers (all three have confirmed): Nighat Dad (Member – Oversight Board and Executive Director – Digital Rights Foundation) Barbora Bukovská (Senior Director of Law and Policy, Article 19) Professor Evelyn Aswad (Professor of Law and Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International […]
European Centre for International Political Economy Venue: ZOOM Webinar Speakers: Jacob Mchangama Time: May 20, at 3pm (CET). A discussion with Jacob Mchangama about online freedom of speech and regulation. Social media and other platforms are under growing pressure to moderate and take down content – and big platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are increasingly accused of […]
The 19th-century political philosopher John Stuart Mill warned that the greatest threat to free expression was not the government but the tyranny of the majority. Mill thought a society’s beliefs about what sort of opinions should be tolerated could have a greater impact on individual liberty than state or national law. Bearing this and our […]
Roundtable: “Does the ECHR really protect the ‘right to offend, shock or disturb’? A critical assessment of the European Court of Human Right´s hate speech case law” delivered by Mr. Jacob Machangama – 11 March 2021 The School of Law of UCLan Cyprus is pleased to announce a Roundtable entitled “Does the ECHR really protect […]
Participants from diverse backgrounds will share examples when a social media platform took down something they (or someone they know) posted. It could be anything – from erotic art, a picture of a wounded protestor, a video of an abusive police officer, or a sarcastic tweet mocking an extremist leader. Participants will contemplate the likely […]