Victory for Net Neutrality

February 27, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

Yesterday a landmark moment in the battle for freedom of the Internet was reached in the US when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in favor of applying common carrier regulations to Internet service providers. Organizations and activists have


The Growing Demand

February 10, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

Surveillance and Freedom of the Media As noted, the assembly of the Council of Europe published a report on surveillance which is to be debated at the assembly. Since the publishing of the report, a U.S. survey by Pew Research


Council of Europe: Surveillance, Privacy and Data Protection

January 28, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

On Monday the Council of Europe’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights published a report on surveillance following worldwide debate on privacy and data protection initiated by the Snowden disclosures. The proposals for legislative reform and human rights protections,


Screening of “Silenced” followed by a Q & A on Saturday

January 27, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

On Saturday 31st of January (20:00) IMMI will host a special screening of the documentary Silenced. The film follows three whistleblowers  – Jesselyn Radack, previously of the US Justice Department, Thomas Drake, previously of the NSA, and John Kiriakou, previously


War on Civil Liberties 2.0

January 19, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

In an interview with Glen Greenwald, journalist and author James Risen spoke of how president Obama has normalised Bush’s war on terror. No reform has taken place, no serious reflection, no other ideas on how to proceed have been seriously


Russian translation of Birgitta’s keynote in the New Internationalist

January 19, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

ДЕМОКРАТИЯ ЦИФРОВОЙ ЭПОХИ Наши нынешние демократические модели разваливаются и устаревают. Нам нужно создать нечто другое, более реальное и значительное. Активист и политик Биргитта Йонсдоттир показывает, как это можно сделать. Мы живем в интереснейшие, преображающие весь мир времена. На кончиках наших


IMMI Guest Edition of New Internationalist

January 12, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

The IMMI edition of New Internationalist magazine is out! Featuring articles by EFF’s Jillian C. York, OSCE’s Dunja Mijatović, Prof. Thomas Hoeren, Micah Sifry of Personal Democracy Forum, Privacy International’s Eric King, Sunil Abraham of the Center for Internet and


Support freedom of expression

January 8, 2015 | Posted in blog | By

IMMI urges journalists and media, artists and others to publish and share Charlie Hebdo cartoon drawings and show your support of freedom of expression. Let’s show enemies of human rights that murder, violence and fear mongering does not silence expression.


Questions by VOA to IMMI on the ISIS domain case

January 6, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

After voicing our concerns back in October about the shutting down of a website registered on the Icelandic domain .is without going through the courts, we were approached for comments by Voice of America. The website in question hosted ISIS/ISL


Global Net Neutrality Coalition

December 22, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

IMMI has joined the Global Net Neutrality Coalition that consists of 51 organisations (and counting) fighting for Net Neutrality world wide. Net Neutrality implies that ISPs be defined as common carriers and not data service providers and as such ensures the