Civil society on the Internet
2012, April 3
In a country like Greece which has always had a weak—and, according to some, a non-existent—civil society, how have we exploited the opportunities the Internet provides to strengthen it? Have Internet users increased their voluntary participation in civil society organizations offline? And what role does online civil society play in Greek public life?
The “Private and public on the Internet” cycle seeks to explore how we have come in recent years to attribute the features of a public place to the Internet. For better or worse, we tend to take it for granted that the freedoms, rights and obligations that govern our behaviour and relationships in public space apply, or at least should apply, as they stand in cyberspace. But is that actually the case?
: Executive Director, Open Rights GroupLilian Mitrou
: Lawyer, Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, ex-member of the Committee on the Protection of IndividualsGregory Paschalidis
: Associate Professor at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Media Studies, University of ThessalonikiSpeaker - Co-ordinator
: Journalist, Ta Nea
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