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Public event

Communicative democracy. Protecting, promoting and developing free speech in the digital era

6 October 2015, 13.00-15.00 Malmstenssalen, School of Business, Economics and Law


Welcome, Eva-Maria Svensson and Maria Edström


Keynote speakers:

The importance of free speech
Ulla Carlsson, Dr, UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy, University of Gothenburg. She is the former Director of NORDICOM and founder of the journal Nordicom Review. Ulla Carlsson has published several books on freedom of expression, media development; media statistics; media history; media governance; media and information literacy; etc.


Killing the Golden Goose: Journalism and Sponsored Content.
Tamara Piety, Professor of Law at The University of Tulsa College of Law, and a nationally recognized scholar on the legal treatment of commercial and corporate speech. She is widely published in legal journals and her book, Brandishing the First Amendment, has been an influential entry into the very important debate about the scope of the protection for freedom of expression under the US Constitution and how more protection for advertisers and for corporate speakers runs into conflict with ordinary regulation of commerce.


Andrew Kenyon, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Justin Lewis, Professor of Communication, Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Katharine Sarikakis, Professor of Media Organization and Media Governance, Department of Communication, University of Vienna

Moderator: Eva-Maria Svensson, Professor of Law, Project leader Marketdriven and Democracydriven Freedom of Speech (funded by Ragnar Söderberg Foundation), Law Department, School of Business, Law and Economics, University of Gothenburg

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