Safe Haven: Whistleblower Protection

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May 11, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Icelandic Modern Media Initiative The Icelandic Modern Media Initiative – a parliamentary resolution that was unanimously adopted in 2010 – was drafted by experts and activists to promote and protect the cornerstones of evolved democracy: Freedom of Exression and Freedom

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The Rise of Old Absurdities

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March 16, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

In the Ventotene Manifesto, one of the philosophical documents that laid the groundwork for the European Union, Altiero Spinelli and Ernesto Rossi warned of the danger of “letting the incandescent lava of popular passions set in the old moulds”: that

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IPU Resolution: Whistleblower Protection

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November 4, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

The IPU resolution – Democracy in the Digital Era and the threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms – highlights the need for democratic oversight and transparency. Whistleblowers play a crucial role in ensuring transparency and freedom of information. The IPU:

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IPU Resolution: Net Neutrality

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November 3, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

While the European Parliament voted against Net Neutrality amendments that would have safeguarded Net Neutrality in Europe the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), representing some 166 countries through parliamentarians both in government and opposition (including all EU Member States), adopted a resolution

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IPU Resolution: The right to Privacy

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November 2, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

The IPU resolution – Democracy in the Digital Era and the threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms – is a direct response to mass surveillance of the global population, where government institutions have run amok in the absence of effective

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IPU Resolution: Democracy in the Digital Era

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November 2, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

On the 21st of October, the Inter-Parliamentary Union adopted a resolution entitled Democracy in the Digital Era and the Threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms. The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was established in 1889 and consists of parliamentarians from 166 countries,

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OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media – Iceland visit

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September 11, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Ms. Dunja Mijatović, OSCE’s Representative on Media Freedom, was in Iceland in September where she met with senior government officials, urging the Icelandic authorities to continue its efforts to safeguard and improve media freedom. Ms. Mijatović’s office supports the Icelandic

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IPU Resolution on Privacy and Individual Freedoms

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September 6, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

IMMI Chairman, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, is co-rapporteur along with Mr. H. J. Juhn (MP for the Republic of Korea) for an IPU resolution: Democracy in the digital era and the threat to privacy and individual freedoms. In the resolution the threat

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Promote Strong Encryption and Anonimity in the Digital Age

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June 17, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Promote Strong Encryption and Anonimity in the Digital Age – Joint Civil Society Statement Submitted to the 29th Session of the UN Human Rights Council The undersigned civil society organizations and independent experts work to promote human rights and press

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A political shift happening in Iceland?

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May 1, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

The Icelandic Pirate Party has steadily grown in recent polls, polling in March as the biggest political party, and in early April as the second biggest party. The Pirate Party barely managed to squeeze into Alþingi (Icelandic Parliament) in the

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