Global Freedom of Expression

Dirk Voorhoof

Prof. dr. em. Dirk Voorhoof lectured European Media and Information Law at Ghent University and Copenhagen University and he reports on developments regarding freedom of expression, media and journalism in Europe. He is co-founder and member of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and of Legal Human Academy, and he is a member of the Human Rights Centre at Ghent University and of CASE, the coalition against SLAPPs in Europe. From 2002-2007 he lectured at the University of Oxford, MLAP (Global Media Law Advocates Programme) and since 2017 he is a guest professor at Luxembourg University in the master programme on Space, Telecommunications and Media Law. He was a member of the Committee of Experts on Internet Intermediaries (MSI-NET) of the Council of Europe (2016-2018), he is active in the JUFREX-pool of experts (Council of Europe/EU, since 2017) and he is a member of Global FOE&I @Columbia experts network, since 2014. He is the co-author of the free online e-book Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (updated ed. 2021, published by the European Audiovisual Observatory). He recently published : ‘Same standards, different tools? The ECtHR and the protection and limitations of freedom of expression in the digital environment’, in Michael O’Boyle (ed.), Human Rights Challenges in the Digital Age : Judicial Perspectives, Strasbourg, Council of Europe Publications, 2020, 11-46.