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Together with the University of Hamburg, the Hans-Bredow-Institut has made a successful bid for a “UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Communication and Information”, which is held by Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schulz.
Many Asian states are undergoing an upheaval on several levels as far as their media structures are concerned. The technical possibilities accompanying digitalization and Internet-based communication are impinging on these countries, as they do on European states. At the same time, political upheava...
In an interview with Axel Schröder from Radio Deutschlandfunk Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz talks about his "UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Communication and Information" at the Law Department of Universität Hamburg (in German): http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/internet-kommunikation-dynami...
After a preview of the film “The Post”, freedom of the press and freedom of expression was the subject of a podium discussion on 19 February 2018 at the cinema ‘Abaton’ in Hamburg. Participants of the discussions were Johannes von Dohnanyi, journalist and author, Katharina Fe...
Schulz, W.; van Hoboken, J. (2016): Human Rights and Encryption. 1st ed., 2016. Paris: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (pdf-Dokument).
"Human Rights and Encryption: UNESCO Internet Freedom Series", lecture by W. Schulz and J. van Hoboken at the Internet Governance Forum on 9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Universal Pictures International Germany and the German Commission for UNESCO invite you to an exclusive preview of the film "The Post" by Steven Spielberg on 19 February 2018, 7 p.m. at the Abaton cinema in Hamburg. The film tells the story of Kay Graham, who, as editor of the Washington Post...
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