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UK's New "Digital Economy" One Step Closer to Law

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 8 2010

While noting that the pared-down version of the Digital Economy Bill that passed through the House of Commons under wash up last night might be a damp squib, the Guardian (UK) is still generally up in arms abou Read More

Webbed-Up UK Elections Find Brits Taking the Mickey, Sampling Alinsky

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 5 2010

The Times of London's Jonathan Oliver has a extensive piece detailing the Obamafication of the upcoming Parliamentary election in the UK, or at least the attempt by both Labour and the Tories to put a little more zazzle ... Read More

Cameron: Conservatives Will Pull Back the Curtain on Government Contracting

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 11 2010

Credit: TED/Richard Lewis In the UK, politicians on the left and right have been scrambling to claim the mantle of transparent government as the battle heats up over who will next lead that country. Read More

Let’s start taking stock of gov20: a call for papers

BY David Osimo | Monday, January 25 2010

The forthcoming edition of the European Journal of ePractice will focus on government 2.0: hype, hope or reality? http://www.epractice.eu/en/node/288847 It is a good time to start taking stock of government 2.0, ... Read More

"Airbrushed for Change"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 14 2010

Personal Democracy Forum friend in Italy Antonella Napolitano passes along this story from the UK, where the Labour Party there is picking up and running with a spoof that was originally created by political bloggers. ... Read More

Online Politics in Britain in 2010: The Left Will Rise?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 4 2010

British writer James Crabtree has weighed in at The New Statesman with an absolutely fascinating prediction for the coming year of English online politics as the country heads into new elections: the balance of power and ... Read More

Can pan-European politics thrive online? An interview with Euroblog's Jon Worth

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 2 2009

Ears couldn't help but perk up when, at PdF Europe, a presenter showed this map of the European blogosphere and noted the almost total lack of overlap between national online conversations, but pointed to the middle of ... Read More

The AP on PdF, European Edition

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, November 24 2009

A taste of what we four hundred or so folks gathered in Barcelona (as well as few thousand others following online) were up to, from the Associated Press: Founder Andrew Rasiej said technology is changing civic society. ... Read More