World (Conversation) – It is a bitter irony that politicians lament the threat to democracy posed by the internet, instead of exploiting its potential to enhance the existing system. Hackers and bots may help to sway elections, but modern technology…
Consistently topping the polls ahead of upcoming elections, Iceland’s Pirate Party have a real shot at power. If they do, they want to change the “ugly” culture of politics and create a society that honours people.
Birgitta Jónsdóttir is the key figure in Iceland’s post-crash political renaissance — first as an organiser of anti-government protests and finally as one of the Pirate Party’s MPs for the last seven years.
A self-described anarchist and ‘poetician’, the former WikiLeaks associate co-edited the Wikileaks Collateral Murder film. As the Executive Director of the International Modern Media Institute she has overseen the drafting of world-leading legislation on media freedoms and the protections of whistleblowers.