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Issue 479 of New Internationalist

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January-February 2015

Democracy in the digital era

Democracy in the digital era


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A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

John Perry Barlow’s visionary 1996 statement.

Mind your own business

Privacy International’s Eric King on resisting surveillance.

Privacy vs transparency

Is it possible to have both in a digital age? Yes, argues Sunil Abraham.

Everywhere in chains

Investigative journalist Nick Davies on the myth of press freedom.

Tread softly in cyberspace

Dunja Mijatović makes the case for light-touch regulation.

Dreams of freedom, dreams of domination

How the internet got colonized, by Jillian C York.

More noise than signal

Micah L Sifry assesses the political limits of social media.

Digital democracy: action and contacts

Further information, campaign groups and websites.

Democracy in the digital era

Activist and Icelandic Pirate Party MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir on what we can do and the tools we can all use to strengthen democracy...

Democracy in the digital era - the facts

The facts and figures that matter in our infographic.

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