Champion of Internet freedom held in China 11 Sep 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Journalism, Internet news, China
Press freedoms watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is calling for the immediate release of Zhen Jianghua, the director of Across The Great FireWall (ATGFW.org), an anti-censorship website, and condemns the Chinese government’s continuing persecution of citizen-journalists and bloggers.
Like to meet St. Doulagh on Culture Night ? 09 Sep 2017; posted by the editor - Events, Ireland
Would you like to meet St. Doulagh on Culture Night? It takes place on Friday 22 September in St. Doulagh's Church, Ireland's oldest church still in continuous use as a Centre of Christian Worship (circa 7th. cent.)
Leaked document: EU Presidency calls for massive internet filtering 07 Sep 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Internet news, European Union
By Diego Naranjo, EDRi
A Council of the European Union document leaked by Statewatch on 30 August reveals that during the summer months, that Estonia (current EU Presidency) has been pushing the other Member States to strengthen indiscriminate internet surveillance, and to follow in the footsteps of China regarding online censorship.
Spycops under the spotlight at European Parliament 30 Aug 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Europe, European Union, United Kingdom
Police spies targeting campaign groups across Europe are the focus of a European Parliament event on 6 September, where MEPs will hear from activists directly affected by undercover police, along with experts on state surveillance.
Tanaiste Commissions Major Study of Global Trade Opportunities 18 Aug 2017; posted by the editor - Business, Ireland
Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., today (Friday August 18 2017) announced that she has commissioned a major examination of the economic opportunities and impacts for Ireland arising from EU Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).
Main ship telegraph recovered from Lusitania wreck 26 Jul 2017; posted by the editor - General, Ireland
The main ship's telegraph from the RMS Lusitania has been recovered from the wreck site off the Head of Kinsale and is undergoing preliminary conservation ashore. During a previous dive in July 2016, attempts to raise the telegraph were unsuccessful due to equipment failure.
What's Missing from Dunkirk Film 26 Jul 2017; posted by the editor - Features
By David Swanson
Yes, I'm going to tell you what's missing from this film without watching the film. Trump has, as promised, made me so sick of winning that I really could enjoy watching a defeat film, but I think I'll pass. If I'm wrong about what's missing from it (I mean one of the many things that are, no doubt, missing from it), I promise that I will eat an entire plan for victory in Afghanistan annually for the next decade.
'Free internet' just hours to live in Russia 24 Jul 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Internet news, Russia
Report by Reporter's Without Borders
Russia’s parliamentarians have given final approval to two laws intended to ban software that bypasses online censorship and tighten government control of search engines and messaging services. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) thinks they certify the death of a free Internet in Russia.