Is an online identity protected by freedom of expression or is it a form of publicity subject to trademark law? Is online privacy a commercial service or a public right? What are the limits of consent when dealing with privacy as a service? What are "free", "open", or "public" services on the Internet and how can citizens use them effectively? What policy initiatives can ensure that the digital networks deliver the goods, spectacles and services for our everyday activities that improve our quality of life? What role for governments, the private sector and civil society? What frameworks for international policy instruments to achieve a fair, inclusive and balanced governance of the media as they go digital?
This work addresses these burning issues - and many more - that preoccupy decision makers, researchers and activists at all levels of society. It covers the issues of dignity, ethics, identity, privacy, cultural diversity, public service, gate-keeping and education in an encompassing human rights-based governance framework. Considering the perils and promises of each issue, the authors make constructive recommendations, insisting on the relation between local and global governance, the public value of media and digital networks and the benefits of multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Divina Frau-Meigs is a professor of media sociology at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University and director of the Master's programme AIGEME in "e-learning and media education engineering". She is also an expert with the Council of Europe (Human Rights and Media), the European Commission (Information Society Division) and UNESCO (Information for All Programme).
The Council of Europe has 47 member states, covering virtually the entire continent of Europe. It seeks to develop common democratic and legal principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. Ever since if was founded in 1949, in the aftermath of the Second World War, the Council of Europe has symbolised reconciliation.
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Table of Contents
Introduction - The cultural contradictions of the "information society" 9
1 Defining media today: spectacles or services? 23
2 Fostering ethics beyond access 63
3 Reclaiming dignity 95
4 Constructing a positive lifelong dynamic identity 125
5 Securing Privacy 2.0 151
6 Creating diversity as a new right for media in culture 189
7 Re-valorising the public service value of the networks 225
8 Gatekeeping the gatekeepers 263
9 Assessing risk of harm and protection of minors 293
10 Connecting media education to human rights: public, open, participatory and ethical 333
Conclusion: Modelling the amplification of governance 371
Recommendations and related documents by the Council of Europe and the European Commission 385