Wednesday 22 April 2009

The scope of media freedom in Europe expanded by ECHR and ECJ

Contentandcarrier have analysed two recent judgements of European courts:
on the role and freedom of media. The conclusions from contentandcarrier are:
"ECJ and ECHR have clearly moved to grant traditional press freedoms not only to traditional media, but also to SMS-information services (and, if implicitely, bloggers!) and NGOs engaged in 'the creation of forums for public debate'."
If these rulings are confirmed in the future and if the courts of the member states apply the rulings properly, this could move forward the role of new media based journalism in the future.

I'd hope that this would be the case!