How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

There is a gloabl race for technology leadership, with the U.S. and China in the lead. Europe now says it wants to catch up and reinforce its position on the digital scene. Its leaders are concerned about the reliance on foreign-owned tech companies including Microsoft, Apple and Huawei. They say they want to develop Europe’s … Read more How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

Police unlawfully interfered with freedom of expression over ‘transphobic’ tweets

A police force unlawfully interfered with a man’s right to freedom of expression by turning up at his place of work over his allegedly “transphobic” tweets, a judge has ruled. Harry Miller, a 54-year-old former police officer and now docker from Humberside, founded campaign group Fair Cop following the action against him over his Twitter … Read more Police unlawfully interfered with freedom of expression over ‘transphobic’ tweets

16-year-old Mila reawakens France’s blasphemy demons

A teenager from Grenoble is at the centre of a debate on freedom of expression and the right to blaspheme, this after she became a target of death threats for criticising Islam online. The divisive discussion that has followed is a reminder of the aftermath of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ shooting. The satirical magazine’s mockery of religion … Read more 16-year-old Mila reawakens France’s blasphemy demons

Oil Must Not Cloud the Nobel Prize Winner’s Judgement

Today the Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded to the EU. The prize of SEK 8 million originates from Alfred Nobel’s fortune, part of which was amassed from the Nobel brothers’ oil dealings in Azerbaijan over 100 years ago. While the prize is being awarded in Oslo, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt will be in … Read more Oil Must Not Cloud the Nobel Prize Winner’s Judgement