Blurring the Lines

Market-Driven and Democracy-Driven Freedom of Expression
Redaktör(er): Maria Edström, Andrew T. Kenyon, Eva-Maria Svensson

Blurring the Lines: Market-Driven and Democracy-Driven Freedom of Expression focuses on challenges from the market to free speech and how free speech can be protected, promoted and developed when lines between journalism and advertising are blurred. With contributions from 20 scholars in law, media studies and philosophy, it explores an issue deserving greater attention, market pressures on freedom of expression. The role of commercial constraints on speech, restrictions and control of media content and the responsibility of state institutions in protecting free speech are some of the topics scrutinized from a democratic free speech perspective.


Introduction: Rethinking Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom
Eva-Maria Svensson, Andrew T. Kenyon, Maria Edström
Opening speech: Freedom of Expression in Transition. A Media Perspective
Ulla Carlsson
Who, What, Why and How. Questions for Positive Free Speech and Media Systems
Andrew T. Kenyon
Beyond Positive and Negative Conceptions of Free Speech
Kari Karppinen
Freedom of Expression as a Public Service
Hans-Gunnar Axberger
Toward a People’s Internet. The Fight for Positive Freedoms in an Age of Corporate Libertarianism
Victor Pickard
Europe’s Many Crises and the Confinement of Democracy-Driven Free Speech
Katharine Sarikakis
The Democratic Dynamics of Government Consultations. Speaking Freely and Listening Properly
John Morison