In this month’s edition of Democracy Drinks Berlin, Liberties, joined by GFF's free speech expert Felix Reda, re-imagined a brighter future for social media platforms. Read on to learn why he thinks a community-led approach is the way forward.
Judges rely on judicial interpretation to understand the meaning of the law. In European courts, the flexibility of judicial interpretation has been used to broaden human rights law to reflect evolving social norms and values.
Liberties, alongside The Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe, expresses solidarity with Italian writer Roberto Saviano who risks imprisonment for criticizing Prime Minister Meloni. The criminal defamation suit is unacceptable and hinders free speech.
Liberties, alongside 30 civil society organisation (CSOs), has co-signed a letter addressed to the Czech Presidency calling for a regulation on political advertising that delivers for democracy and fundamental rights.
The use of facial recognition technology is expanding rapidly. One of the fastest growing surveillance technologies, it is present in our everyday lives - often without us realising. But the danger it poses to our privacy is finally being taken seriously.
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged economies around the world. To tackle the damages caused by the pandemic, in late 2020 the European Union created an unprecedented stimulus package to support the recovery and investment efforts of member countries.
Campaigners are working to change Italy’s citizenship law, which deprives so many children who were born in Italy of citizenship. Now, with a new right-wing government set to take power, the future is more uncertain than ever.
Civil liberties are natural rights inherent to every citizen which protects them from tyranny by the state. The degree to which these liberties are enjoyed by people is an important indicator of the quality of a given country’s democracy.