Tag: right to know

The Right to Know lands at the Univeristy of Milan

The Right to Know lands at the Univeristy of Milan

“Three years ago, it was only Marco Pannella and a bunch of radicals. Today a larger number of people believe in this campaign” says Laura Harth in her speech on the campaign for the recognition of the Right to Know, the theme of the conference held on Monday at the University of Milan. Different personalities described it as the new

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The era of blind faith in big data must end

The era of blind faith in big data must end

This is a summary by Irene Guidarelli of a speech delivered by Cathy O’Neil in April 2017 in a TED Conference. Cathy is a mathematician, she runs the blog mathbabe.org and she’s the author of several books including the latest “Weapons of Math Destruction“. Algorithms are everywhere. They sort and separate the winners from the losers. The winners get the

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Yang Jianli: People Of China, Too, Want Human Rights

Yang Jianli: People Of China, Too, Want Human Rights

Speech by Yang Jianli in the panel discussion “Clash of cultures, values and principles: right of the people or human rights?” at the Rome Convention of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty. Thank you, dear friends at the Nonviolent Radical Party, for inviting me to speak at this Convention. It is truly an honor for me. I admire the Nonviolent Radical

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Brexit and the Right to Know

Brexit and the Right to Know

On Tuesday October 3rd 2017 the Financial Times published a very insightful article “Cutting through the Brexit cacophony” into the public’s mindset on Brexit if only they are properly informed. On the basis of a scientific study on a careful cross-section of the public, evidence clearly indicates that voters’ behaviour changes when debate enhances, pushing preference away from extreme positions

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Syria: speech by Giulio Terzi at the Astana Platform

Syria: speech by Giulio Terzi at the Astana Platform

Expert Meeting on Syrian Constitution Geneva, July 10-13, 2017 I) UNSC Res. 2254 sets the Geneva framework for a political outcome to the Syrian civil war‎. Art. 5 of the Resolution “Acknowledges the close linkage between a ceasefire and a parallel political process, pursuant to the 2012 Geneva Communiqué, and (acknowledges) that both initiatives should move ahead expeditiously, and in

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PACE denounces ‘psychological’ methods used to exert political influence over the media

PACE denounces ‘psychological’ methods used to exert political influence over the media

On 29 June 2017 the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) denounced a number of methods used to exert political influence on journalists: physical threats and arbitrary detentions, intimidation and harassment of directors and journalists, to more “insidious” psychological pressures to induce self-censorship or the disappearance of critical media. In a resolution based on a report by Stefan Schennach, member

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66 Cambodian opposition MPs join the Nonviolent Radical Party

66 Cambodian opposition MPs join the Nonviolent Radical Party

On 30 June 2017, GCRL Segretary Matteo Angioli, UN Radical Party representative Laura Harth, former MPs Maurizio Turco and Maria Antonietta Farina, Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) members Sam Rainsy and Saumura Tioulong, Que Me Action for Democracy in Vietnam representatives Penelope Faulkner and Vo Tran Nhat met in the French Senate to discuss the next steps of the common endeavour for the transition towards

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Lord Taverne: referendums vs parliamentary democracy?

Lord Taverne: referendums vs parliamentary democracy?

London, 13 June 2017 Matteo Angioli: On 13th May 2017 you made a speech on the floor of the House of Lords on Brexit in which you said that we need to be careful on the way we go about referendums because of the view that the will of the people is sacrosanct. The referendum should not compromise, or even replace, parliamentary

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