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

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, June 21 2012

The State of the Net conference, taking place tomorrow and Saturday in the historic city of Trieste, aims at describing the state of the art of the Internet in Italy and the challenges that the country is facing in a global perspective. Personal Democracy Media is partnering with the conference and curating the transparency section, happening this Saturday. Read More

The Europe Roundup: Introducing GOV.UK

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, February 3 2012

The UK government launched the beta version of GOV.UK

The UK government has recently launched the beta version of GOV.UK as a "first step towards a single government website.", in Italy the Parliament has rejected a SOPA-alike bill, in Ukraine a charity develops an interactive map to fight AIDS. And if you're getting confused with ACTA, here's a list of the most useful resources. Read More

The Europe Roundup: Can you Crack the Code for Your Next Job?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, December 2 2011

UK | Can you Crack the Code for Your Next Job? UK intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) decided to go beyond the usual recruiting techniques by launching a code-cracking competition. ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Wikitalia Foundation, Another Step to Open the Government

BY Antonella Napolitano | Sunday, November 13 2011

Italy | Wikitalia Foundation: Another Step to Open the Government Next Monday in Rome a special celebration of the World Wide Web will take place: "Happy birthday web," a public event made of talks and workshops on ... Read More

Is Berlusconi Resigning? Find Out on Twitter!

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, November 7 2011

This may be the last day of government for Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister. If so, the news may have appeared first on Twitter. But this is not yet another lesson about people using social media and ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: The (Fake) Tweet That Changed the Election

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, November 7 2011

Ireland | The (Fake) Tweet That Changed the Election Last week, the people of Ireland elected Michael Higgins as president. Until a week before the elections, Higgins, a poet and former minister of arts, had been ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: A Network To Feed The Neigbourhood

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, October 28 2011

Greece | Boroume: A Network To Feed The Neigbourhood Greece, the European country that is suffering the most from the debt crisis, is dramatically facing a common Western country paradox: while millions of people are ... 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: 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