Media Freedom and National Security – The Implications of WikiLeaks

mk_mmf_logo_rgb_transp28.04.2011: WikiLeaks caused great consternation in 2010 by releasing confidential governmental
documents, including diplomatic correspondence and other sensitive documents. The
release was heavily criticized by governments who threatened to criminally prosecute those responsible for the leaks, and seeking ways to prevent further disclosures. Free speech advocates welcomed the leaks as a window into the inner-workings of government. The leaks also reveal the power of the Internet. With the click of a computer mouse, WikiLeaks was able to disseminate the documents around the world. In this symposium, we will comparatively examine how WikiLeaks can be dealt with (or, conversely, is protected) under U.S., German and EU law. Can governments prevent the leaks, and can they criminally prosecute those responsible for the leaks? Are the leaks protected under free speech principles? We are looking forward to discuss these questions, present difficulties, expected developments, and possible future solutions with you.


Donnerstag, den 28. April 2011, 16.00 Uhr

 in der alten Institutsbibliothek (Raum 00341), altes ReWi-Gebäude, rechter Flügel, JGU


Professor Dr. Dieter Dörr
Direktor des Mainzer Medieninstituts

Podiumsdiskussion (in englischer Sprache)
Professor Dr. Russell L. Weaver
Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, USA

Dr. Tobias O. Keber
Akademische Rat, Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Europarecht, Völkerrecht und internationales Wirtschaftsrecht (Prof. Dr. Udo Fink) an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Rechtsanwalt Dr. Jan Oster, LL.M,
DAAD Lecturer in Law, King´s College London

Professor Dr. Mark D. Cole
Professor für das Recht der neuen Informationstechnologie, Medien- und Kommunikationsrecht, Universität Luxemburg

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