Russian translation of Birgitta’s keynote in the New Internationalist

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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

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IMMI Guest Edition of New Internationalist

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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

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Chelsea Manning’s fourth birthday behind bars

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December 17, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

Today marks Chelsea Manning’s – one of the world’s most influential whistleblowers – fourth birthday behind bars. In early summer of 2010 Manning was arrested, though she was not sentenced until 3 years later, in August of 2013. Manning was

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Demand for Minister’s answers – the languid process of the IMMI resolution

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October 30, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

MP and IMMI Chairman Birgitta Jónsdóttir, inquired about the status of Icelandic Modern Media Initiative resolution in Alþingi (unanimously adopted in 2010) recently and voiced her concerns about the government’s lack of action. Birgitta’s speech was thus: I want to

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Icelandic Interior Minister’s Assistant Demands Imprisonment of Journalists

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October 14, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

By Smári McCarthy and Guðjón Idir Defamation charges Þórey Vilhjálmsdóttir, political assistant to the Icelandic Minister of the Interior, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, has filed defamation charges against journalists Jón Bjarki Magnússon and Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson for their reporting (published on

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The masks are off

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October 8, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

Alarmingly, Keith Bristow, Director of the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), also known as Britain’s FBI, made a call to the public on Monday to obtain their consent to increase the surveillance capabilities of the state, and thus reduce their

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Open Finland 2014: Open Data and Open Governance

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September 26, 2014 | Posted in blog, News | By

IMMI Chairman Birgitta Jónsdóttir was in Finland for the Open Finland 2014 conference. The event focused on data and its uses, posing and seeking to answer questions such as “why is it important to have and use open data?” and

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