Press Freedom Declining Around the World

Press Freedom Declining Around the World

Every year Reporters Without Borders (RSF) compile an index of press freedom around the world. The index has been published since 2002 and measures the state of press freedom in 182 countries. It measures “the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country”. The data is compiled through a […]

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Interview with the Director of the International Modern Media Initiative

Interview with the Director of the International Modern Media Initiative

The Pirate Times connected with Guðjón Idir in Iceland to ask some questions about the International Modern Media Institute that is running a crowd funding campaign. Its aim is to form Iceland and other nations into a “Switzerland of Bits.” Guðjón Idir became IMMI’s Executive Director in January 2014. His background is in philosophy, psychology and activism. He has a passion for information freedom, human rights […]

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Piratas de Islandia al borde de ser gobierno. ¿Ayudamos?

Piratas de Islandia al borde de ser gobierno. ¿Ayudamos?

Cómo podemos ayudar al Partido Pirata de Islandia, es una pregunta difícil de responder. Con solo 3 representantes en el Congreso no tienen suficientes fondos del Estado. Ellos dependen principalmente del dinero de sus miembros y de quienes los apoyan. Nosotros, en la comunidad pirata internacional, no podemos enviarles dinero (ni ningún tipo de ayuda material) porque está prohibido por la Ley de Partidos islandesa. […]

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Icelandic Pirates on the Verge of Government – Can we help?

Icelandic Pirates on the Verge of Government – Can we help?

How to help Icelandic Pirates is a rather difficult question to answer. With only three MPs the party does not get much funding from the state. They still need to rely mainly on their members and supporters to fund them. We, in the international pirate community, can’t send money (nor any form of material assistance) as that is forbidden by law for political parties. Is […]

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Birgitta’s Jónsdóttir: We, the People, are the System

Birgitta’s Jónsdóttir: We, the People, are the System

Birgitta Jónsdóttir’s speech, ‘We, the People, are the System’, was delivered at the TEDx Reykjavik event held on 16 May 2015. Birgitta tells us why the small island country of Iceland needs a Pirate led government. She also explains why the whole world needs Iceland to be the social laboratory where Pirate Principles can be put into practice. The ‘remixed’ text of Birgitta’s speech can be […]

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Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 006

Show Notes and Podcast: The Order of the Pirate Unicorn Podcast 006

The Podcast for the Order of the Pirate Unicorn Mumble chat held on 24 May 2015 and recorded on 26 May.   Offering Free Wifi A German chatter reported that  they are working on free wifi – letting others use their  for others and getting around the legal liability by routing packets through Sweden Using tor was also raised as a possibility Other ways to […]

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IMMI – A Safe Haven for Digital Rights – An Introduction

IMMI – A Safe Haven for Digital Rights – An Introduction

Over the coming weeks we want to introduce you to and explain IMMI (International Modern Media Initiative ) and how it relates to the Pirate Movement. In this article we will bring you two videos.

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Iceland Report #5: A Look Back

Iceland Report #5: A Look Back

A week has passed since the election and the first three Pirates were elected to the oldest parliament in the world.
Two of them, Helgi and Jon Thor are coming to terms with their new positions and responsibilities. Not only being now a part of the Icelandic political scene they have to come to terms with being well known in the world, not only of Pirates but in the activist universe. The more politically experienced Birgitta will no longer be a lone voice in the Althingi.

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