Global Freedom of Expression


Gazeta do Povo Event in Brasília: Jurists Analyze Decisions on Freedom of Expression

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  • Themes
    Academic Freedom, Content Regulation / Censorship, Defamation / Reputation, Digital Rights, Press Freedom

Brazilian newspaper Gazeta do Povo hosted a high-level debate on freedom of expression and relevant recent decisions of higher courts in Brazil on the matter. Renowned jurists, from Brazil and other countries, joined the discussion on September 27 and 28, 2023, in Brasília.

The list of conference participants included Jónatas Machado, Professor of Law at the University of Coimbra, Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law Emerita at New York Law School and former President of the American Civil Liberties Union (panels 2 and 3  below), and Todd Henderson, Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, among many others. The speakers considered the current freedom of expression debate in Brazil and the most emblematic cases and court rulings on the subject from regional and international perspectives, including those of American and European approaches to speech regulation. The questions that the event’s six panels explored concerned restrictions on freedom of expression, fake news, hate speech, censorship, and its legitimacy.

The recordings of panel discussions (with the option to have English subtitles) are available on YouTube and below.

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