Seminar at Cefojor on social media and the right to personality online

Luanda, Angola: 12.04.2016

Centre for the Education of Journalists – Centro de Formação de Jornalistas – (Cefojor) invited ILPI to hold a seminar on the topic of social media and the right to personality online. The seminar was held in Luanda on 12 April 2016.

ILPI presented the international norms and standards on the right to personality online. Law student and former Cefojor student, Milton Kungunzo, was invited to speak about his experiences in social media activities in relation to his law studies.

Cefojor’s General Director, Joaquim Paulo, opened the seminar by giving a contextual introduction to the topic. Kungunzo presented his view of the Angolan context and the judicial framework for online publications. ILPI Advisor Anja S. Østgård held the first part of ILPI’s presentation with a focus on social media developments and the subsequent opportunities and challenges. ILPI Director Njål Høstmælingen linked the right to personality online to international human rights such as the freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression and the right to privacy, as well as other related human rights. Lastly, Norwegian and regional examples on how to approach the opportunities and challenges were presented.

Please follow this link to see ILPI’s presentation in Portuguese.

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