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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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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Parliament today: Data Retention and Whistleblower Protection

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April 30, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | 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:

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The Growing Demand

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February 10, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | 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

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Council of Europe: Surveillance, Privacy and Data Protection

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January 28, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | 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,

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

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January 27, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | 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

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Russian translation of Birgitta’s keynote in the New Internationalist

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January 19, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | 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

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IMMI Guest Edition of New Internationalist

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January 12, 2015 | Posted in Uncategorized | 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

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