onsdag 28 maj 2014

Svensk "Internetfrihet" i Nordkoreansk stil - Snowden & Greenwald svartlistades från SIF14

Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) är ett europeiskt möte om ett öppet och fritt internet. Åtminstone om man ska tro på den verklighetsfrämmande Orwellska PR-beskrivningen av tillställningen, som har herr Carl Bildt som upphovsman...

No credibility for #SIF14 w/out Snowden. 

...More whistleblowers coming - Wikileaks

- Den svenska regeringen gör på nytt Sverige till totalt åtlöje i hela världen.

- Denna gången genom att svartlista de  viktigaste personerna angående just internetfrihet, från SIF14-mötet.

- Svensk s.k. "Internetfrihet" kommer idag med en besk Nordkoreansk eftersmak...


Snowden, Greenwald, Appelbaum, WikiLeaks 'blacklisted' from Stockholm Internet Forum

RT  May 27, 2014
Key digital rights activists – including Edward Snowden and hacker Jacob Appelbaum – have been blacklisted from the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) on internet openness and freedom. The move has caused a stir at the gathering and outraged Twitter users.

The third annual European meeting of internet activists kicked off in Sweden on May 26, with its main theme being “Internet– privacy, transparency, surveillance and control.”

But strangely enough, those whose names immediately spring to mind when it comes to the issue of surveillance are not allowed to attend the event.

- Former CIA employee Edward Snowden, who revealed the NSA's mass spying program, was not invited.

- Neither was journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story.

Hacker Jacob Appelbaum, who found German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone number in Snowden’s database, didn't receive an invitation either.

The conference also failed to invite representatives of WikiLeaks, which repeatedly made headlines worldwide by leaking diplomatic cables.

According to German magazine Cicero Online, the only non-governmental organization among the hosts of the conference – .SE – had made a list of possible candidates and sent it to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval.
- The ministry vetoed the activists from attending the SIF – the brainchild of Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

- Snowden’s name was marked red, the magazine wrote, suggesting that could be code for “do not invite.”

When asked to comment on the matter, the ministry stated that the conference’s main focus was to “represent a wide array of backgrounds, cultures and opinions.”

It added that a key ambition was to have an equal number of male and female invitees and that at least a half of them had to be from developing countries. “We would also like to point out that those who haven’t been invited are able to follow the entire conference online and give opinions and raise questions during the discussions,” the ministry said, as quoted by Cicero.

The decision to snub Snowden and other activists from the meeting sparked a wave of criticism among forum participants, while Twitter exploded with a stream of outrage and sarcastic comments under the hashtag #SIF14.

Swedish Ambassador Olof Ehrenkrona acknowledged on Twitter that the ministry rejected .SE’s proposal to invite Snowden.

Not a boycott. We just did not invite him. Others not invited are not boycotted,” he tweeted, triggering a heated conversation which involved both Appelbaum and Petra Sorge (the author of the article on Cicero).




Carl Bildt & Sverige presenterar: - Frihet på nätet 2013-14

UnderMattan-bloggen presenterar: - Den otroliga historien om Svensk Frihet på Nätet.
Sverige, Carl Bildt, UD, USA, ett sovande folk och ett antal mycket små hundar... Hur mycket av denna fantastiska "frihet på nätet" klarar Sverige egentligen av?

Svensk "Internetfrihet" i Nordkoreansk stil - Snowden & Greenwald svartlistades från SIF14

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  1. WikiLeaks on SIF ban: ‘How can you exclude Snowden from internet freedom debate?’

    May 28, 2014

    Sweden, which blacklisted Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks from the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), plays the role of a US “lapdog” and does not want anyone to speak out against the American government or its agencies, a WikiLeaks spokesperson told RT.

    Banning leading whistleblowers from the conference undermines its whole concept, WikiLeaks spokesperson and investigative journalist Kristinn Hrafnsson said.

    “How can you exclude WikiLeaks? How can you exclude Edward Snowden? How can you exclude discussing the explosive revelations by these important whistleblowers that have stepped forward in the last few years, totally changing the entire perception of the internet and raising serious questions of the future of the internet? If you want to discuss internet freedom you have to have these elements there,” he said.

    The third annual European conference, SIF, opened on Monday in the Swedish capital, where internet activists gathered to have their say on this year’s topic: “Internet – privacy, transparency, surveillance and control.”

    The forum, organized by the Swedish Foreign Ministry, claims that “freedom and openness” are among its “key concepts.”

    However, those concepts seem to have their limits, as major internet rights advocates who opened the public's eyes on the scale of internet spaying were actually banned from attending the gathering. Among those who failed to receive an invite were former CIA employee Snowden (who revealed the NSA's mass spying program), journalist Glenn Greenwald (who broke the story), representatives of WikiLeaks, and hacker Jacob Appelbaum.

    The move caused a storm of criticism on Twitter, and many participants of the forum aimed to get a clear answer from organizers as to why the most prominent defenders of internet privacy were not invited.

    According to German magazine Cicero Online, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said earlier in a comment that a key ambition of the conference was to have an equal number of male and female invitees and that at least a half of them had to be from developing countries.

    “We’ve seen it as important to not to look into the whistleblowing process as such or to revelations as such. What we believe we should do is to discuss how we can find solutions in order to protect human rights in an environment where surveillance is a reality,” Olof Ehrenkrona, advisor to the Swedish foreign minister, said at the event. [...]




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