Hungary

Online Advocacy Summer University
Online Advocacy Summer University 06 April 2012 Eva Bognar

Online Free Expression and Communication Policy Advocacy: a Toolkit for Media DevelopmentRecent events in Egypt and Tunisia remind us that the development of the internet as a global, free and open resource stands at a perpetual crossroads. The issue of free and open communications is not only relevant in the case of repressive regimes and transitional democracies, but remains crucial across all socio-political layers. The complexities of the relationship between technology, free expressio...

Revolutionary blogfarm for Hungarian activists
Revolutionary blogfarm for Hungarian activists 12 July 2010 Green Spider

Stickers promoting a Hungarian social networking siteFollowing a pattern amongst East European APC members, from 2008 to 2010 Green Spider has gradually restructured its activities to focus on more policy and content-based cooperation with their users rather than providing hosting and access services. The motivation was to seek more active engagement and to react appropriately to the changing l...

International workshop in Budapest challenges data retention
International workshop in Budapest challenges data retention 25 September 2008

70 international experts and e-activists met in Budapest on Friday September 19 to discuss EU-wide policies on data retention and to develop strategies for defending and enhancing privacy. Hosted by the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at the Central European University in Budapest, the workshop “Data retention on the Internet: Challenges for small, alternative and citize...

The end of privacy
The end of privacy 22 September 2008

International experts and e-activists meet in Budapest to discuss data retention on the internet Press announcement September 18, 2008 On Friday 19 September, more than 70 scholars, lawyers, policy experts, representatives of major NGOs, media professionals and activists from all over Europe will meet in Budapest to analyze the new EU law on data retention, and will develop strategies for defe...

Why the internet’s future depends on the greens
Why the internet’s future depends on the greens 10 September 2008 Pavel P Antonov

Smelled like a revolutionary spirit around Popinci, central Bulgaria, when residents and activists raised barricades around their village. They believed that a planned gold mining project in the nearby hills would harm the environment and their health. They demanded it to be cancelled. The villagers’ impulsive action has put the project on hold for the last three years. But this, or any other...

EU directive paints alternative ISPs black
EU directive paints alternative ISPs black 03 August 2008 maxigas

A European Union directive on data retention is set to be implemented in all member states from 2009, requiring all telecom providers to hold on to your email’s destination, the subject line and the sending time. European internet service providers are requested to retain not only email, but any metadata of communication originating from their network. But isn’t that a violation of...

Data Retention on the Internet: Challenges for small, alternative and citizen-based Internet Service Providers
Data Retention on the Internet: Challenges for small, alternative and citizen-based Internet Service Providers 29 July 2008

A one-day conference for international experts, academics, activists, technology professionals (and possibly EU/EP representatives) to share knowledge on the current state and practices of data retention across Europe

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