[IRPCoalition] Book announcement - Freedom of Expression and the Internet

Matthias C. Kettemann matthias.kettemann at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 23:09:48 EET 2014

(sorry for cross-posting)

Dear IRP colleagues,

we are excited to announce the publication of our new book:

[image: Freedom of expression and the Internet]

*Freedom of expression and the Internet (2014)*Prof. Wolfgang Benedek and
Dr Matthias C. Kettemann
ISBN 978-92-871-7702-5, Number of pages : 192

To order it, please visit the publisher's website at

*What's it all about? *

With the rise of the Internet, the opportunities to express oneself have
grown exponentially, as have the challenges to freedom of expression. From
the Arab Spring to the global Occupy movement, freedom of expression on the
Internet has had a profound impact on the debates which shape our future.
At the same time, an increasing number of states use the Internet to spy on
journalists and citizens, to prosecute and jail bloggers, and to censor
online information.

This book sets out to answer essential questions regarding the extent and
limits of freedom of expression online. It seeks to shed light on the often
obscure landscape of what we are allowed to say online and how our ideas,
and the process of imparting and receiving information, are protected.

It shows the large ambit of rights protected by freedom of expression –
including freedom of the media and the right to access information via the
Internet. It also highlights the importance of the standard-setting,
monitoring and promotion activities of international and non-governmental
organisations, with a chapter on relevant national practices that
illustrates how different states deal with the challenge that the Internet
has brought to ensuring freedom of expression for all. As the importance of
the Internet in our daily lives grows, readers will find this book to be a
valuable resource for understanding the rights and obligations of each
actor on the Internet, including states, Internet companies and civil
The book will be presented at a Council of Europe conference on human
rights on the Internet ("Shaping the digital environment – ensuring our
rights on the Internet<http://www.coe.int/t/informationsociety/Config2014/default_en.asp>")
on 13-14 March 2014 in Graz. More information on that will follow.

Happy reading.

Kind regards

Wolfgang  <wolfgang.benedek at uni-graz.at>& Matthias
<matthias.kettemann at gmail.com>


Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)
Post-Doc Fellow | Cluster of Excellence
University of Frankfurt/Main
Lecturer | Institute of International Law and International Relations,
University of Graz <http://voelkerrecht.uni-graz.at/en/>
Research Affiliate | European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights
and Democracy, University of

Exzellenzcluster "Normative Ordnungen", Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main
EXC-8, Grüneburgplatz 1
60323 Frankfurt/Main, Deutschland

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Recent publications:
Freedom of Expression and the Internet
Netzpolitik in Österreich [Net Politics in Austria] (2013,
Grenzen im Völkerrecht [Limits of International Law] (2013,
The Future of Individuals in International Law
European Yearbook on Human Rights 2013 (2013,
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