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Fair trial for Azerbaijan’s prisoners of conscience

Fair trial for Azerbaijan’s prisoners of conscience

In 2014, Azerbaijani authorities arrested, convicted or imprisoned at least 34 journalists, bloggers, human rights defenders and civil society activists. The arguments of government spokespersons regarding these arrests, combined with similar experiences of arbitrary detentions in previous years, have led many people to perceive the charges against these individuals as fabricated and politically motivated. Two […]

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European Parliament pays tribute to victims of Paris terrorist attacks

European Parliament pays tribute to victims of Paris terrorist attacks

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A minute of silence in the European Parliament hemicycle to pay triubute to the victims of Paris terrorism attacks #JeSuisCharlie “Violence with Kalashnikovs will not make us downgrade our European values,” promised Parliament President Martin Schulz, naming the 17 people killed in last week’s attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket. After a minute’s […]

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Dialogue Platform statement on Turkey journalists’ arrests

Dialogue Platform statement on Turkey journalists’ arrests

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

“On Sunday 14 December 14, 2014,  the Turkish police raided the headquarters of the Zaman daily, which has the highest circulation in Turkey, and detained Ekrem Dumanlı, the editor-in-chief, Hidayet Karaca, the CEO of Samanyolu Media Group as well as other journalists, producers, and scriptwriters. This is another worrying signal for the deterioration of democracy […]

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President Juncker visits press room

President Juncker visits press room

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following today’s (5 November) College meeting, President Juncker came to the Commission’s press room for a readout of the first College meeting of the Juncker Commission and a short Q&A session with journalists at 12h30 CET.  

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Russia offers $110,000 to crack Tor anonymous network

Russia offers $110,000 to crack Tor anonymous network

Russia has offered 3.9 million roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest seeking a way to crack the identities of users of the Tor network. Tor hides internet users’ locations and identities by sending data on random paths through machines on its network, adding encryption at each stage. The Russian interior ministry made the offer, saying […]

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Young Europeans set policy goals to new European Parliament

Young Europeans set policy goals to new European Parliament

Quality jobs for European youth, the recognition of informally acquired skills and ending the exploitation of interns and forced mobility were some of the goals the participants at the European Youth Event (EYE) set at the end of three days of discussions in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The around 5000 young people also called […]

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NSA inquiry: What experts revealed to MEPs

NSA inquiry: What experts revealed to MEPs

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Conclusion time: After months of investigating mass surveillance by the NSA in Europe, the EP inquiry has finished penning its findings. The inquiry was launched last year in the wake of revelations by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden and involved more than 15 hearings with representatives of EU institutions, national parliaments, the US Congress, IT firms, […]

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