I&J contributed

Published on
December 10, 2015

Intermediaries and Open Journalism

On December 9, 2015, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) convened a conference on the Role of Intermediaries, gathering leading international experts and representatives from the OSCE’s 57 participating states. It was part of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media’s initiative on Open Journalism.

The different sessions analyzed the transforming role of intermediaries and the nexus between traditional protections and new responsibilities. More specifically, the conference addressed the issue of how intermediaries should respond to requests by public authorities.

I&J's Paul Fehlinger called upon participants and the OSCE to take into account the cross-border nature of the Internet in discussions about due process in such interactions:

We need to collectively develop transnational due process mechanisms.