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About Ahto Lobjakas

Ahto Lobjakas is one of the initiators of Charter 12 and an op-ed columnist for Postimees, Estonia's largest daily newspaper. He spent ten years as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Brussels correspondent, after having studied politics and philosophy in Sweden and the UK.

Articles by Ahto Lobjakas

This week's editor

VM

Our guest editor, Valsamis Mitsilegas, director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London, introduces this week’s theme: Privacy and Surveillance in 2016.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Charter 12: Estonia's stab at direct democracy

After Iceland, Estonia is the second European country to engage in a radically novel democratic experiment. Against growing contempt for corrupt and out of touch political elites, Estonian civil society is betting on crowdsourced constitutional reform.

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