02/10/2015Thomas Drake, Bill Binney and Kirk Wiebe, three former National Security Agency officers who have blown the whistle on intelligence failures and widespread violations of the rights of citizens through secret mass surveillance programs, will speak at the World Forum for Democracy 2015. The three whistleblowers are at the forefront of the movement against mass surveillance and for the protection of citizens’ data.
28/09/2015Online registration for the World Forum for Democracy 2015 is open! Participation in the Forum is free of charge and open to the public.
26 August 2015 StrasbourgYoung people, aged 16-30, from all over the world are invited to apply until 30 August to participate in the #CoE_WFD 2015! 75 young participants will be selected by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in order to ensure a strong youth participation during the Forum.
29 April 2015 StrasbourgTweet for a democratic response! On 1-15 May the two most ambitious Twitter followers of the Forum can win a ticket to the Forum (including travel, accommodation and participation in all Forum events)! All you have to do is to address personalities (politicians, activists, journalists etc.) on Twitter with creative, critical, thought-provoking, or informative comments and questions related to the Forum’s subject. How can we avoid sacrificing freedom in the pursuit of security...
Apply until 15 May to present your initiative or idea in a lab at the World Forum for Democracy 2015
2 April 2015 StrasbourgOrganisations and individuals worldwide are invited to apply until 15 May to present their initiative or idea in a lab at the World Forum for Democracy
Ensuring security and bringing surveillance under control
Liberating society from fear and nurturing the desire for freedom
Freedom of information in the “age of terror”
Protection des journalistes et liberté de l’information
Framing freedom of expression? Between media regulation and the protection of personal data
Civic Action for Media Freedom
Who is controlling the internet? Toward a transnational model of democratic accountability