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France: World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Western Europe, France, Tunisia, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Ideas

The first edition of the World Forum for Democracy [1] is currently taking place in Strasbourg, France (5-11 october, 2012). The theme of the forum is “Bridging the map: democracy between old models and new realities”. You can follow the discussions under the Twitter hashtag #CoE_WFD [2]. Director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation [3]¬†and¬†Global Voices author Jillian C. York [4] was a panelist at the debate about “Media resposability and potential to foster democracy”, and acclaimed A Tunisian Girl [5] blogger and activist Lina Ben Mhenni was awarded the “Alsatian Prize for Democratic Commitment [6]” [fr].