Tuesday February 17, 2015

e-Governance in small states is a 2013 report, published by the Commonwealth Secretariat and is available via the Commonwealth iLibrary.

ICTs (Information and Communication Technology) can create digital pathways between citizens and governments that are affordable and widespread.

This book aims to strengthen the understanding of policy-makers by outlining the conditions and execution of e-Government projects.

(Source: Commonwealth Secretariat)

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Tuesday February 03, 2015

Freedom of expression and the Internet is a 2013 report, published by the Council of Europe.

With the rise of the Internet, the opportunities to express oneself have grown exponentially, as have the challenges to freedom of expression. From the Arab Spring to the global Occupy movement, freedom of expression on the Internet has had a profound impact on the debates which shape our future. At the same time, an increasing number of states use the Internet to spy on journalists and citizens, to prosecute and jail bloggers, and to censor online information.

This book sets out to answer essential questions regarding the extent and limits of freedom of expression online. It seeks to shed light on the often obscure landscape of what we are allowed to say online and how our ideas, and the process of imparting and receiving information, as protected.

It shows the large ambit of rights protected by freedom of expression - including freedom of the media and the right to access information via the Internet. It also highlights the importance of standard-setting, monitoring and promotion of activities of international and non-governmental organizations, with a chapter on relevant national practices that illustrates how different states deal with the challenge that the Internet has brought to ensuring freedom of expression for all.

(Source: Council of Europe)

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Wednesday January 28, 2015

Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Big Data from Space is a 2014 report, published by the European Union.

The conference brought together researchers, engineers, developers, users in the area of Big Data in the space sector.

The focus is on the whole data life cycle, ranging from data acquisition by space borne and ground-based sensors to data management, analysis and exploitation in the domains of Earth Observation, Space Science, Space Engineering, Space Weather, etc.

Special emphasis is put on highlighting synergies and cross-fertilization opportunities.

Big Data from Space is an emerging domain given the recent sharp increase in all 3 main dimensions of big data: volume, velocity and variety.

(Source: European Union)

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