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Friday, March 11, 2005

Defending an open internet for a safer world

On the anniversary of last year's terrorist attacks, Madrid is hosting an International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security. One product of the summit is The Madrid Agenda, a statement of principles by heads of state on how to preserve democracy in the face of terrorist threats. Another --from a working group led by Dan Gillmor-- is a set of principles on why an open internet is part of any democratic response to terrorism, The Infrastructure of Democracy: Strengthening the Open Internet for a Safer World. The current draft is on a wiki if you want to participate in its evolution.