The Media Freedom Internet Cookbook

The Media Freedom Internet Cookbook offers recommendations and best practices, the results from the 2004 Amsterdam Internet Conference of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. Among others, it looks at "The Role of Filtering Software in Internet Content Regulation", and documenting the number of cases how the filters may 'accidentally' censor websites, and educational materials regarding AIDS, drug abuse prevention, sexual and reproductive rights, or teenage pregnancy.

The Cookbook offers insights into:

What media freedoms or even media types can get lost in the hands of uninformed or uncaring legislators;
How good intentions of uninformed or uncaring legislators result only in loss of freedom rather than helping to fight “bad content”;
What are the unexplored non-regulatory ways of fighting “bad content”, methods that use the potential of the Internet itself and of the communities that create and consume media on the Internet.
Publication date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Year of publication: 
2004