SEMINAR: FAKE MEDIA AND EXTREME SPEECH

FAKE MEDIA AND EXTREME SPEECH: ABUSING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION BY MEANS OF ONLINE MEDIA

TIME: TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2016, 12.15-16.30

PLACE: University of Tampere, Main Campus, Lecture Hall Pinni B 1097

Registration for the seminar via https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/17896/lomake.html (deadline for the registration 16.11.)

 

12.15-12.20 Dean Antti Lönnqvist, UTA, JKK: Welcoming words

12.20-14.30 Session 1: Abuse of freedom of expression

What is acceptable in the name of freedom of expression? Where to draw the line with freedom of expression and protecting rights of others? What are legal and practical measures in order to combat fake media and extreme speech?

Riku Neuvonen, University Lecturer, Adjunct Professor Media Law, UTA, JKK

General concepts concerning abuse of freedom of expression

Riitta Pihlajamäki, Chief of journalistic standards and ethics, YLE

Finnish Broadcasting Company and its journalistic standards and ethics

Hanna Nikkanen, Visiting Professor of Journalism, UTA, CMT

Extreme speech phenomenon and fake media

Sakari Melander, Assistant Professor, University of Helsinki

Criminal law and abuse of rights

Tarja Mankkinen, Head of Development, Ministry of the Interior, Police Department (Topic tbc)

Three comments on freedom of expression

Heta Heiskanen UTA, JKK: Sami question – incitement to hatred;

Ilmari Hiltunen, UTA, CMT: Media ethics in hybrid media environment: Issues raised by fake media

Laura Ahva UTA, CMT: “Conciliatory journalism” as a response to extreme speech

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-16.30 Session 2: Fake media and extreme speech: Different approaches needed?

Panel discussion: Chair, Jukka Viljanen, UTA, JKK, Vice-Rector Andres Jõesaar, Tallinn University, Arturs Kucs, University of Latvia, Eirikur Jónsson University of Iceland, Heikki Hellman UTA, CMT, Matti Posio, Editor in Chief, Lännen Media

Organizers: Nordplus Law and Media Project (lawandmedia.org), University of Tampere: School of Management (JKK) and School of Communication, Media and Theatre (CMT)

More information: Jukka Viljanen, Adjunct professor of Human Rights Law, University Lecturer of Public Law,
tel: 040-1901268, jukka.viljanen@uta.fi