Media Freedom and the Failure of International Human Rights. Constitutionalising the Media
At a time of rapid media change it has become clear that the framework of international human rights law has failed to prevent media capture in several European Countries. Using an approach that combines normative theory with institutional socio legal analysis, this lecture examines the background to the current crisis of media freedom in Europe, the emerging modes and techniques of media control and the implications of new technologies such as AI for existing legal frameworks. It proposes a new theoretical approach to thinking about media freedom using theories of digital constitutionalism.
About the speaker
Damian Tambini is Distinguished Policy Fellow and Associate Professor at the London School of economics. Dr Tambini is an expert on media law and regulation and has acted as an adviser to the UK government, the Council of Europe, the European Union and the UK media regulator, Ofcom. His most recent book “Media Freedom” was published by Polity Press in 2021 and he recently edited the collections “Digital Dominance” and “Regulating Big Tech”. (Oxford University Press 2019; 2021).