Global Freedom of Expression

Tailine Hijaz

Tailine Hijaz is a Ph.D. candidate at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil, co-tutored by the University of Vechta, Germany, with a CAPES/DAAD scholarship. Her doctoral research explores theoretical frameworks of freedom of expression in the digital age. Tailine holds a master’s degree in law from the Federal University of Paraná, with a focus on disinformation and fake news. She also possesses a degree in law, with her undergraduate thesis centered on hate speech within the context of Brazilian white power bands. Currently pursuing a second degree in philosophy at UFPR, she recently authored “How much is freedom worth?: The issue of disinformation among the different conceptions of freedom of expression“, a book published by Dialética, in Portuguese. Tailine passed the Brazilian Bar Examination (OAB) in 2013 and has since served in various legal institutions, including the Federal Attorney’s Office, Federal Justice, and Federal Public Ministry as an intern, the Labor Public Prosecutor’s Office as a legal assistant, and the State Attorney General’s Office as a lawyer.
Tailine’s research for Global Freedom of Expression centers on analyzing decisions of Brazilian courts with a specific emphasis on constitutional jurisprudence.