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18 Feb 2013
Access to Information | broadband | Digital Freedoms | infrastructure | Internet | Internet human right | Private investment | State monopolies | Internet | Science
In the past two decades the internet has come to be a dominant part of people’s lives. For work, pleasure, staying in touch, and countless other uses,...
18 Feb 2013
Advertisers have long sought new and innovative ways to reach their target markets. With the birth of television, firms sought to determine what demographics...
12 Nov 2012
The case: Netherlands passed Europe's first net neutrality legislationOn 8 May 2012 the senate of the Netherlands approved amendments to its Telecommunications...
29 Aug 2012
Access to Information | Arab Spring | Digital Freedoms | Human rights | Internet | internet access | internet access as a human right | internet freedom | United Nations
Arguably, the premier function of any government is to ensure the survival of the state and its citizens through economic, military, or political measures....
17 Aug 2012
ACTA | censorship | Digital Freedoms | Freedom of Expression | Freedom of expression | International Governance | Internet
What is internet governance? There’s a narrow definition and a broad definition. The narrow definition focusses solely on the technical aspects of the...
18 May 2012
Digital Freedoms | extremism | Free speech debate | Freedom of Expression | Human rights | Internet | law | terrorism
The case: Punishing users of extremist websitesOn 15th March 2012, Mohammed Merah killed two soldiers of the French army and left a third in a coma. A few days...
This House would use foreign aid funds to research and distribute software that allows bloggers and journalists in non-democratic countries to evade censorship and conceal their online activities.
18 May 2012
Arab Spring | censorships | China | Digital Freedoms | Freedom of Expression | Human rights | international aid | Internet | software
Free Speech Debate team blog: Enemies of the InternetFree speech is a fundamental human right; everyone, everywhere has an inalienable right to give their...
10 May 2012
Access to Information | access to information | censorship | Digital Freedoms | digital rights | Freedom of speech | Freedom of the Press | freespeechdebate | Human rights | Internet | technology | Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The case: Internet access is a human rightHuman rights come from the need to protect individuals from the arbitrary power of the state. Human rights are “...
23 Feb 2012
Copyright | Digital Freedoms | file sharing | Intellectual Property | Internet | Internet service provider | law
File sharing is where access is provided to, or the distribution of digitally stored information like computer programs, documents or media content. This will...
21 Feb 2012
censorship | Censorship & IP | Freedom of speech | Internet | News | social media | Internet | Science
The internet is growing at a fantastic rate and is a huge resource for mass communication and information distribution. It can be used to spread information...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
Talent Night is always a highlight of IDEA's Youth Forums, with participants and coaches singing, dancing, reading poetry or performing impressions...