Stockholm Internet Forum 2014

As mentioned in my previous post, this week saw the Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development held in Sweden for the third consecutive year. Naturally, recent revelations about NSA surveillance featured highly and there was even some controversy. That centred around the alleged blacklisting of whistleblower Edward Snowden and others at a conference specifically focusing this year on privacy, transparency, surveillance and control.

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20 Years After the 1994 Armenia-Azerbaijan Ceasefire, A Call for #NKPeace

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the May 1994 Ceasefire Agreement that put the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh on hold. Unfortunately, this is not a date to celebrate. Thousands have died since the armistice was signed, and two decades later, the sides are nowhere closer to peace than they were back then. In fact, the environment today might even be the least conducive for peace ever.

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