David Krivanek is an Associate Editor of openDemocracy, and edits the digitaLiberties debate. He was previously editor of Can Europe Make It?, and currently works for an international organisation in Beirut.
At the World Forum for Democracy 2015, we interviewed the former Electronic Frontier Foundation activist about their work, hopes for inspiring legislative change, and building
on the stubborn success of Max Schrems.
Strong civil mobilization fronted by the think tank Justitia prevented the Danish government from introducing unbridled mass surveillance. Justitia's Executive Director tells us how they achieved this.
The Charlie Hebdo attack was an act of violence by deranged individuals. It should not be interpreted as a replay of the Huntingtonian clash of civilisations, somehow justifying past stigmatisation and future backslash against Muslim populations.
the EU is not about Europhilia or Euroscepticism. In modern society, power and
democratic accountability go hand in hand. European leaders should draw
inspiration from the Union's periphery!
few hours, the world will finally know if Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be
the next President of the United States. Our 'How it looks from here' series
concludes with a tour d'horizon
around the globe - what are people thinking as they await the outcome?
course, bringing all of the passengers onto the Captain's bridge wouldn't have
saved the Titanic. But the current situation in Europe is closer to having all the first
class passengers fighting over how to steer the wheel, while those in second
and third class jump off the ship in disgust.