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Savva Terentyev v. Russia: criminal conviction for inciting hatred against the police violated a blogger’s freedom of expression, Strasbourg Observers Blog 9 October 2018

Pussy Riot, the right to protest and to criticize the President, and the Patriarch,
Strasbourg Observers Blog 11 September 2018

No  overbroad suppression of extremist opinions and ‘hate speech’, Strasbourg Observers Blog 12 June 2018

Conviction for performance-art protest at war memorial did not violate Article 10,  Strasbourg Observers Blog 19 March 2018 (with R. Ó Fathaigh)

The rights of journalistic newsgathering during demonstrations, Strasbourg Observers Blog  6 March 2018 (with Daniel Simons)

Robust protection of journalistic sources remains a basic condition for press freedom, Strasbourg Observers Blog 10 October 2017

No journalism exception for massive exposure of personal taxation data, Strasbourg Observers Blog 7 July 2017

Pihl v. Sweden: non-profit operator of website is not liable for defamatory users’ comments in case of prompt removal upon notice, Strasbourg Observers Blog 20 March 2017

European Court upholds criminal conviction for purchasing illegal firearm as a form of ‘check it out’ journalism in Salihu ao v. Sweden, Strasbourg Observers Blog 29 June 2016 (with Daniel Simons)

The Grand Chamber strikes again: Bédat v. Switzerland. Criminal conviction of journalist for having published documents covered by investigative secrecy in a criminal case is no violation of Article 10 ECHR, ECHR Blog 7 April 2016

ECtHR confirms and tempers Delfi judgment: operators of Internet portals not liable for dissemination of offending – but not “clearly unlawful” – user comments, ECHR Blog 15 February 2016 (with Eva Lievens)

Grand Chamber challenges male-oriented view on keeping silence over mistress and lovechild in pivotal privacy case, Strasbourg Observers Blog 12 November 2015.

Journalist must comply with police order to disperse while covering demonstration, Strasbourg Observers Blog 26 October 2015

Criminal conviction for denying the Armenian genocide in breach with freedom of expression, Grand Chamber confirms, Strasbourg Observers Blog 19 October 2015

Delfi AS v. Estonia: Grand Chamber confirms liability of online news portal for offensive comments posted by its readers, Strasbourg Observers Blog 18 June 2015

A great victory for the whole legal profession”, Strasbourg Observers Blog 6 May 2015 (with Inger Høedt-Rasmussen)

Whistleblower protection for journalist who alarmed public opinion about censorship on TV, Strasbourg Observers Blog 25 November 2014

Finnish journalist’s arrest, detention, prosecution and conviction for disobeying a police order during a demonstration does not violate Article 10, Strasbourg Observers Blog 24 March 2014

Qualification of news portal as publisher of users’ comment may have far-reaching consequences for online freedom of expression- Delfi AS v. Estonia, Strasbourg Observers Blog 25 October 2013

ECtHR: Copyright vs. Freedom of Expression II (The Pirate Bay), Kluwer Copyright Blog 20 March 2013 (with Inger Høedt-Rasmussen)

Copyright vs. Freedom of Expression, ECHR Blog 22 January 2013 (with Inger Høedt-Rasmussen)