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In Macedonia, a Draft Law on Defamation May Lead to Online Censorship

October 17, 2012

Antonella Napolitano

The Macedonian Parliament is discussing a draft law on defamation related to online communication which may lead to strong censorship of online communication, the European Digital Rights reports.

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British PM Cameron Joins Twitter

October 8, 2012

Antonella Napolitano

British Prime Minister David Cameron joined Twitter on Saturday afternoon.

His account, @David_Cameron, gathered 50,000 followers in the first few hours, the Guardian reports. As of Monday evening, he has more than 96,000.

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Ukrainian Civic Movement Unveils Online Tool to Monitor Parliament Members

July 30, 2012

Antonella Napolitano

A new tool for monitoring parliament members' activity is now available online, the Kyiv Post reports.

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The Pirate Party Has A Brazilian Chapter

July 30, 2012

Antonella Napolitano

Last Friday, Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Pirate Party, announced the birth of the Brazilian chapter of the movement:

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Iceland MP Jónsdóttir Is Creating a Pirate Party Chapter in Her Own Country

July 18, 2012

Antonella Napolitano

Iceland's MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir is planning to form a chapter of the Pirate Party in her own country, the Reykjavík Grapevine reports.

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European Parliament Rejects Controversial Anti-Piracy Agreement

July 4, 2012

Antonella Napolitano

Earlier today, the European Parliament rejected a controversial intellectual property framework, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, by a tally of 478 votes to 39 with 165 abstentions.

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Personal Democracy Media at the State of the Net conference, Italy

June 21, 2012

Antonella Napolitano

In the past year, Italy has faced unprecedented political and economic challenges.

Today, new political movements are fighting traditional parties, while a very lively open government and open data movement has been building, trying to create bridges and communicate with the institutions. And in this historical moment some of those traditional, technocratic institutions seem willing to change the way they have always worked to open up more to citizens.

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Catching Up With Personal Democracy Forum Brussels 2012

June 1, 2012

Antonella Napolitano

Finally, PDF came to Brussels!

Our first Brussels conference took place yesterday at the Brussels Press Club and featured MEPs, journalists, EU communications officials, diplomats, bloggers.

They all joined us for a day of analysis on how citizens and governments are using technology to address critical civic problems and engage in conversation.

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Announcing PdF Brussels, May 31st!

May 7, 2012

Antonella Napolitano

This month, PDF is coming to Brussels!

In past years, we have covered many issues related to techpolitics within the EU institutions. So, for us, it just felt natural to organize a PDF event in Brussels, where most of these decisions are made.

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