The contributions can be in the form of written texts, sound files, images or video documents or a combination of these supports. Contributions may be anonymous or identified. In terms of liability, the publication of anonymous contributions may involve greater risks.
The Internet broadcasting
The main Internet broadcasting contexts have varying characteristics. These different characteristics may result in significant differences in the intensity of the liability incumbent on entities operating sites. It is in this context that the question of the anonymity of the contributions published online is inscribed. The best General News comes from the best deal now.
- This report outlines the main types of websites used by the media. Their characteristics are highlighted in terms of risks and responsibilities. The rules governing the determination of the responsibility of those who exercise control over the documents put online are then presented. It is within the framework of this scheme that the question of the stakes and risks inherent in the anonymity of those who put content online is raised. In the third part, we explain the rules that determine the responsibility of the entities which, with regard to a document, do not decide to put a document on line, holding in this respect only a role of intermediate.
The evolution of the media landscape also influences the way in which the media are financed. In fact, while subscriptions used to be a stable source of income for the latter, at the time of free access to online media, users are less willing to pay subscriptions. In the same way, income that used to come from an advertisement published in the press and on the airwaves is now linked to targeted advertising on the internet, which exploits the profiles established with the help of users’ personal data. Due to the transfer of media resources to internet service providers and social networks, the Assembly is extremely concerned about the weakening of the professional media, while the online media.
The Online Media
Online media has made the public aware of violations of human rights and the human suffering that exist in very remote areas, to which the media pays little attention. On the other hand, the internet has also enabled powerful commercial actors and political groups to launch concerted initiatives involving a large number of online media users. These actions are not always based on facts and accurate information.
- As the American Court of Human Rights has consistently emphasized in its case-law, the press plays a vital role in a democratic society by disseminating information on matters of general interest. It serves as a defender of public interests, allowing the public to discover and form an opinion on the behavior and actions of political figures.
The boundary is tenuous between what can be considered the legitimate expressions of the personal views in order to try to convince the reader and misinformation or manipulation. The Assembly notes with concern the number of campaigns launched by online media in order to mislead certain audiences by presenting deliberately biased or inaccurate information, as well as the number of hate campaigns and personal attacks launched on the Internet. Against individuals, often in a political context, with the aim of undermining democratic political processes.