Gurstein, Michael on Sun, 13 Feb 2005 18:14:17 +0100 (CET)

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

<nettime> FW: [CSL]: International openness advocates assist Slovakian reformer s

Follow the link below...

This is amazing...


----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: 09 February 2005 21:41
Subject: International openness advocates assist Slovakian reformers update - February 9, 2005

International openness advocates assist Slovakian reformers Against
government claim that EU directive protects "silent refusal"

Washington, D.C. - Freedom of information advocates in 10 countries plus 
the U.S. state of New York today combined forces on-line within an elapsed 
time of four hours to help Slovakian openness reformers refute a 
governmental secrecy claim, according to a case study of the on-line 
networking posted today by

Slovakian lawyer Peter Wilfing, with the Citizen and Democracy Association 
in Bratislava, posted his request for help on the list at 
6:57 a.m. on February 9; and within four hours the posting had circulated 
on several related lists and Wilfing had received advice and legal 
precedents from experts in South Africa, India, Canada, Israel, Hungary, 
Ireland, Bulgaria, the U.S., Latvia, Germany, and the state of New York. 
The managing editor of, Thomas Blanton, said, "This is a 
remarkable demonstration of the power of on-line networking in the digital 

Click on the link below to read the full exchange:

_______________________________________________________________ is a one-stop portal that describes best practices, 
consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, 
and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the 
world. It contains crucial information on freedom of information laws and 
how they were drafted and implemented, including how various provisions 
have worked in practice.


PRIVACY NOTICE does not and will never share the names or 
e-mail addresses of its subscribers with any other organization. We would 
welcome your input, and any information you care to share with us about 
your special interests. But we do not sell or rent any information about 
subscribers to any other party.


TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THE LIST You may leave the list at any time by
sending a "SIGNOFF FREEDOMINFO" command to
<LISTSERV@HERMES.CIRC.GWU.EDU>. You can also unsubscribe from the list
anytime by using the following link:

This e-mail is intended solely for the addressee. It may contain private
and confidential information. If you are not the intended addressee,
please take no action based on it nor show a copy to anyone. Please
reply to this e-mail to highlight the error. You should also be aware
that all electronic mail from, to, or within Northumbria University may
be the subject of a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and related legislation, and therefore may be required to be disclosed
to third parties. This e-mail and attachments have been scanned for
viruses prior to leaving Northumbria University. Northumbria University
will not be liable for any losses as a result of any viruses being
passed on.

Distributed through Cyber-Society-Live [CSL]: CSL is a moderated
discussion list made up of people who are interested in the
interdisciplinary academic study of Cyber Society in all its
manifestations.To join the list please visit:

#  distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission
#  <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism,
#  collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets
#  more info: and "info nettime-l" in the msg body
#  archive: contact: