IAWM - stop Syria war now 18 Oct 2016; posted by the editor - International, Ireland, Syria
In condemning the continued bombardment of Aleppo, and other Syrian centres of resistance, by Russian and Syrian army forces, the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM) is repeating its call to the Irish Government to cease the use of Shannon Airport by the US Military, an act alone which the IAWM says would send a powerful message to western powers that we are sick of their perpetual warfare.
Eight challenges of opening the web 18 Oct 2016; posted by the editor - Internet news, International
Open Web Fellows programme is an international programme designed to link developers, engineers, technologists and programmers with civil society organisations around the world. This article is written by Sid Rao, the Open Web Fellow who is spending ten months with the EDRi office in Brussels, working in cooperation with us to safeguard the internet as a global public resource.
New Citizens' Assembly meets for first time 16 Oct 2016; posted by the editor - Ireland
Dublin Saturday, 15th October 2016
The Citizens' Assembly (the Assembly) met for the first time at Dublin Castle on Saturday 15 October. The Assembly is a body made up of the Chairperson, Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy, and 99 citizens randomly selected to be broadly representative of the Irish electorate, with a mandate to look at a number of key issues.
Call for information about missing journalist 07 Sep 2016; posted by the editor - Journalism, Burundi
Press freedoms watchdog Reporters Without Borders has launched a petition calling on the Burundi authorities to reveal what happened to Burundi journalist Jean Bigirimana, who disappeared after being arrested.
British parliament urged to amend 'Snoopers’ Charter' 01 Sep 2016; posted by the editor - Journalism, United Kingdom
Press freedoms watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about a bill drafted by British Prime Minister Theresa May when she was home secretary that would allow the police and intelligence agencies to intercept, gather and store the communications of tens of millions of people including whistleblowers, journalists and their sources.
No faith in Undercover Policing Guidelines 08 Aug 2016; posted by the editor - United Kingdom
Eight women who were affected by relationships with undercover officers, and who started Police Spies Out of Lives, have issued the following statement in response to the draft new guidelines for undercover policing issued by the College of Policing. The guidelines are out for consultation until midnight August 10th 2016.
Bangladesh: government blocks 35 news sites 08 Aug 2016; posted by the editor - Internet news, Bangladesh
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is calling on the Bangladeshi authorities to rescind the blocking of 35 news websites that RSF said the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) implemented today without giving any official reason. RSF also calls for the withdrawal of all charges against Probir Sikdar, the editor of the Daily Bangla 71 newspaper and the U71news.com website, who is accused of defaming government officials on Facebook in August 2015.
Expansion of Wicklow Mountains National Park 03 Aug 2016; posted by the editor - Ireland
A further 4,900 acres is to be added to the Wicklow Mountains National Park following purchase of the Dublin Uplands, in the area known popularly as the Featherbeds, by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.