The Rise of Old Absurdities

March 16, 2016 | Posted in blog, News | 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


OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media – Iceland visit

September 11, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | 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


Parliament today: Data Retention and Whistleblower Protection

April 30, 2015 | Posted in blog, News | By

Today, the first round of discussions on the bill on the removal of Data Retention from Icelandic law will take place in parliament. Yesterday, the Constitutional Court of Slovakia cancelled mass surveillance of its citizens. The European Information Society Institute reported:


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


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