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Madrid recommendations: internet and democracy

10 March 2005

Just in: participants in the Madrid Conference on Terrorism, Democracy and Security have drawn up recommendations about the role of the internet in democracy, which you can read here.

The document, The Infrastructure of Democracy, states: "truth emerges best in open conversation among people with divergent views".

"Terrorism is everyone's issue. The internet connects everyone. A connected citizenry is the best defense against terrorist propaganda."

Consider yourself a connected citizen? This is about the part you play.

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