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AskTheEU: Spreading The Word On Freedom of Information

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, October 12 2011

Today about 89 countries in the world have laws allowing for freedom of information. But in many of them, even Western countries, citizens are often entitled to know more than they think they do about the public ... Read More

Quote of The Day: iPads Are Not Presidential

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, October 7 2011

I can carry those iPads with me, dabbing at them with my finger, but this is not worthy of a president. — President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko explained to Russian journalists that touchscreen technology is ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Introducing OpenData.cz

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, October 7 2011

Czech Republic | Introducing OpenData.cz Open data babysteps in the Czech Republic: a group of academics institutions are contributing to the creation of OpenData.cz. "It is a state of mind," says Jindřich Mynarz ... Read More

What if Wikipedia disappeared?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, October 6 2011

Dear reader, at this time, the Italian language Wikipedia may be no longer able to continue providing the service that over the years was useful to you, and that you expected to have right now. As things stand, the page ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Come Hack4Transparency At The European Parliament

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, October 4 2011

EU | Come Hack4Transparency at the European Parliament  The first hacking event in a European institution will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels next November 8th and 9th. As the website's ... Read More

A Polish Twitter Election

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, September 27 2011

Polish parliamentary elections will take place next October 9th. Here's the account of what is happening online thanks to Michal Kolanko, a political reporter specializing in online politics in Poland. His personal ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Gdansk Roadmap For Digital Inclusion

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, September 26 2011

EU | Gdansk Roadmap For Digital Inclusion The European Commission is launching Gdansk Roadmap, an initiative aimed at gathering practical solutions to common problems and providing practical help to ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Not only in crisis: making the most of crowdsourcing platforms

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, September 23 2011

Russia | Not only in crisis: making the most of crowdsourcing platforms In the summer of 2010, when fires spread across Russia, Internet activists got organized and created the Help Map, the first use of Ushahidi ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Avast ye timbers! German Pirate Party Wins Piece of Eight in Local Elections

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, September 20 2011

Germany | Avast ye timbers! German Pirate Party Wins Piece of Eight in Local Elections One of the Pirate Party poster. Yesterday the German Pirate Party saw a victory in Berlin state elections, as the internet activist ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Ushahidi-Based Websites Spread to Fight Corruption

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, September 15 2011

Bulgaria | shahidi-Based Websites Spread to Fight Corruption Several Eastern Europe countries are struggling for democracy and transparency; Bulgaria is one of the most involved in the process. Transparency ... Read More