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James Losey
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Analyst, researcher, musician, photographer
Analyst, researcher, musician, photographer

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Latest article: Evolving repertoires: Digital media use in contentious politics, with Emad Khazraee

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I have a new article out in the International Journal of Communication titled: Surveillance of Communications:
A Legitimization Crisis and the Need for Transparency

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New song from some good friends in Sweden

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New Article on Advocacy and ACTA in Europe

I have a new article out in the Journal of Information Policy on the ACTA debate in Europe analyzing the role of civil society along the dimensions of multi-level politics as well as the need to differentiate between public advocacy (such as protests) and institutional advocacy (engaging with policy making institutions). My findings document that advocacy efforts did defeat ACTA, but it took more than the decentralized protests that are more commonly associated with internet advocacy. Key factors in defeating ACTA were the five-years of network building preceding the protests, the catalyzing role of the defeat of SOPA/PIPA in the United States and early protests in Poland, and the central role played by civil society organizations in bridging horizontal networks of decentralized protests to the institutional body of European Parliament.

These findings demonstrate the value in civil society incorporating strategies of lobbying and policy engagement in addition to organizing campaigns—and avoid oversubscribing the efficacy of purely online advocacy in changing public policy.

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The Printing Cellar, a photo essay on the historic, often hand operated, well-oiled machines that have been critical to the Fourth Estate in Finland.

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Uppsala 

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“We need a global constitution – a bill of rights” - says Sir Tim Berner-Lee. Twenty-five years after inventing the World Wide Web, Berners-Lee’s voice is valuable in highlighting the increasing threats from political and financial interests to the privacy and free expression afforded by an open Internet. Maintaining human rights online is vital, and affirmed by the United Nations Human Rights Council. But in calling a Magna Carta for the digital realm Berners-Lee is not the first to evoke cultural symbolism nor suggest the need for a new lists of digital rights. Here the themes, articles, or principles of the following examples:

Internet Rights & Principles Coalition
Geneva Declaration on Internet Freedom
APC Internet Rights Charter
OECD Communique on Principles for Internet Policy-Making
Declaration of Internet Freedom
Web We Want Coalition

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Sweden

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A new cocktail, just in time for the new season of Game of Thrones

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The Aurora was strong enough to be seen in Uppsala this past weekend.
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