Welcome to the Media Law Roundup, a weekly digest of developing media news stories from around the world. This week’s issue covers India’s new open internet policy, the UK’s latest surveillance power bill, a Zimbabwe court’s strike-down of a defamation law, and more.
This post is part of a series related to the upcoming 2015 Milton Wolf Seminar on Media and Diplomacy: Triumphs and Tragedies: Media and Global Events in 2014, which will take place in Vienna, Austria from April 19-21, 2015. The 2015 seminar is jointly organized by the Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the American Austrian Foundation (AAF), and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (DA). For more information, visit the seminar webpage and Facebook page. This post originally appeared on the website of the Project for the Study of the 21st Century. It is reprinted here with their permission.
Efrat Daskal, an Annenberg-Oxford 2013 alum and 2014 CGCS Visiting Scholar, looks at the impact that the daily newspaper Israel Hayom has had on democracy in Israel.
Efrat Daskal, an Annenberg-Oxford 2013 alum and 2014 CGCS Visiting Scholar, looks at the emerging digital rights movement in Israel which materialized in response to the 2009 Israeli Biometric Database Law initiative.