Global Free Speech Summit 2024

Summit Overview On October 17-18, 2024, The Future of Free Speech and Vanderbilt University will host the inaugural Global Free Speech Summit, an event to discuss the most pressing challenges threatening freedom of expression worldwide and identify impactful solutions to reinvigorate this fundamental freedom. About the Summit Oct. 17-18, 2024  |  Nashville, TN On October 17-18, 2024, […]

Symposium – AI & Digital Regulation: Impact on Human Rights and Freedom of Expression

In recent years, the European Union has adopted a set of ground-breaking laws that will change how the digital sector operates. If 2022 brought us the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act, 2024 will be the year of the Artificial Intelligence Act. These laws, along with others like the General Data Protection Regulation, […]

Symposium on AI, Free Speech, and Human Rights – Key Takeaways

On October 12 and 13, 2023, The Future of Free Speech (FFS) and Vanderbilt University brought together in Nashville, TN, thought leaders, researchers, activists, and industry professionals from around the world to discuss the implications of emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for freedom of expression and access to information. The event’s title was Symposium on […]

Conference: The State of Free Speech – Challenges and Solutions for a Digital Age

Watch video See photos from the conference:     DATE: 4th of December, 2023 TIME: 9:00 am – 15:00 (CET) LOCATION: Stockholm, Sweden & Online KULTURHUSET stadsteatern, Sergels Torg, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden, Room: Foajé 3 A sneak peek Academic and former Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, will set the […]

European Media Freedom Act: A novel set of rules to protect media pluralism and independence in the EU

Start: Wednesday, May 31, 2023• 3:00 PM European Parliament, Room ANTALL 6Q2• Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, 1047 BE Independent media are a public watchdog, and free media are a key pillar of every democracy. They are crucial in forming a public sphere, shaping public opinion and holding those in power to account. The European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) […]