Thank you Adam, Alexander, Alexandra, Anton, Elmeri, Ester, Evelina, Katja, Laura, Milena, Ulrika, Vera and Vivi. Please find below some thoughts that your responses to the lecture elicited:
PS: Screening the video I realized I made a snafu. I mentioned the Finnish constitution as recognizing diverse media. While the Finnish constitution recognizes diverse forms of communication rights beyond the freedom of speech it is the EU Charter of fundamental rights that is more explicit about the media. Sorry about that. I had just been writing a related commentary on that and “wires got crossed” in my informal response to you.
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1.Is the concept of communication rights feasible at all? Why or why not?
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3.Would these rights be universal or relative?
4.Who should monitor and implement them?
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Two CORDI researchers, Outi Puukko and Minna Horowitz, attended the Internet Governace Forum 2019 in Berlin, 25-29. November 2019. The theme of this year’s IGF was “One world. One Net. One Vision”.
Puukko conducted research interviews for her doctoral dissertation project “Civil society actors and the digital human rights discourse”. The project focuses on civil society actors role in the digital rights discourse, in particular, how civil society actors understand and define digital rights in their advocacy work on international arenas. The research data consists of thematic interviews with civil society representatives, participatory observation and document analysis.