The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) examines media change and the related structural shifts in public communication.
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The academic profile of the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) is characterised by its research programmes.
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The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) is engaged in numerous international and national research networks in research and practice.
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The Global Digital Human Rights Network (GDHRNet) will systematically explore the theoretical and practical challenges posed by the online context to the protection of human rights.
The institute will provide scientific support for the media conference in the context of Germany's 2020 EU Council Presidency and is analysing in advance the requirements of a modern European information order.
This project aims to gain insights into deletion practices in online communication spaces and creates a taxonomy of deleted postings from the online forums of a large Austrian daily newspaper and a German question-answer portal.
The international cooperation project investigates how the Internet has changed and will continue to change societies in the USA, Europe and China.
Is user-generated content on private communication platforms protected by freedom of expression? In her PhD project, Amélie Heldt focuses on the effect of the fundamental right on freedom of expression on the Internet.
In this book PD. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benedek discuss the importance of human rights on the Internet - especially the right to freedom of opinion.
Human rights matter on the internet. Without freedom of expression, people cannot participate in everything that th...
Facebook also wants to launch a dating app now. In the latest issue of the research magazine encore, Amélie Pia Heldt explains what this means for the freedom of expression and personal development of users.
“The world’s biggest social network plans to launch a new dati...
Matthias C. Kettemann and Katharina Mosene describe in their contribution to the anthology "Hass im Netz - Grenzen digitaler Freiheit [Hate Online – Limits of Digital Freedom]" how effective the governance of freedom of expression on the Internet is in the fight against hate speech....
Facebook can be forced to delete hate postings worldwide. This is the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland Limited (C-18/18) case. Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, former spokeswoman for the Austrian Green Party, had sued the US company after it refused to...
In their contribution to the volume Human Rights, Digital Society and the Law, Matthias Kettemann and Wolfgang Benedek show that freedom of expression is a central right of the information society and that states and companies have certain obligations to protect it.
States have a duty to prot...
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