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Norway Ends Its Experiment With E-Voting

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 30 2014

It's not time for e-voting in Norway: the government recently decided to end the trials of the system that was used in elections held in 2011 and 2013, BBC reported on Friday. Read More

The Europe Roundup: Cybercrime in the UK, Ushahidi in Serbia, Big Data in Norway

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, February 10 2012

Photo: Ian Muttoo / Flickr

New anti-cybercrime units in the UK, Ushahidi deployed to track incidents related to severe weather in Greece and Serbia, and a fascinating animation from Norway based on migration data, all in today's roundup of news about technology in politics from around Europe. Read More

Social Media Campaigns - Norwegian style

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, September 5 2011

Jon Worth, Pia Guldbransen, Ole Berget and Mudassar Kapur (photo by Alessio Baù) Last week at NordicTechpolitics Norwegian campaign politics had an interesting spot with a panel featuring Pia Gulbrandsen (Labour ... Read More

Nordic Techpolitics in pictures

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, September 5 2011

Have you attended Nordic Techpolitics? Here you can see some pictures from the conference. (photos by Alessio Baù) Read More

[Nordic Techpolitics] If you Love Data... Set Them Free: Lightning Talks on Open Data

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, September 2 2011

Hjlamar Gislason, Datamarket.com (picture by Alessio Baù) “Applications don't necessarily provide transparency, data do.” says Pia Josendal, an open data and semantic web enthusiast that works with linked open ... Read More

Nordic Techpolitics: "Act" is the keyword

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, September 2 2011

"We already paid for the data via the taxes – we need to keep pushing for it, making sure it's usable." Haakon Wium Lie, CTO of Opera Software, dives into his personal story – and part of the story of the Internet ... Read More

Nordic Techpolitics - Oslo, September 2nd

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, August 31 2011

Here's a preview of Nordic Techpolitics, a conference that will focus on how technology is changing politics, government and societies in the Nordic countries. The conference will take place in Oslo, next September 2nd. ... Read More

Nordic Techpolitics in the aftermath of atrocities in Norway

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, July 27 2011

An update from PdF friend Bente Kalsnes on the organization of Nordic Techpolitics, a conference on how technology is changing politics and society in the Nordic countries. The event is organized in collaboration with ... Read More

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New Media Sites in Iran Blur Lines Between Citizen Journo, Professional Journo, & Activist

In 2010, Newsweek declared Iran the “birthplace of citizen journalism.” Iranian bloggers were hailed by Westerners as “brave” for their coverage of the aftermath of the disputed 2009 election. A 40-second video of the death of Neda Agha-Soltan during an anti-government protest won a prestigious George Polk Award, the first anonymously-produced work to be so honored. And then came the 2013 study “Whither Blogestan,” which sought to explain Iran's shrinking blogosphere. Of nearly 25,000 highly active and connected blogs in 2008 and 2009, only 20 percent were still online in September 2013.

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