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Sylwia Presley

Born in Poland, currently located in the UK. Working as social media consultant for non for profit sector. Local organizer of Twestival, co-organizer of Barcamp Transparency. Passionate blogger and photographer always interested in social media ethics, freedom of speech and other basic human rights.

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Latest posts by Sylwia Presley

4 January 2010

Poland: Social Network's Logo “Raises Controversy”

Polish social network Nasza-Klasa seems to be doing a re-branding, but some of its users - and some in the Polish media, too - seem to see something of a...

22 December 2009

Poland: ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ Sign Stolen from Auschwitz

Last Friday morning, the sign ‘Arbeit Macht Frei‘ ('Work Sets You Free') was stolen from the gate of former Nazi death camp in Auschwitz, near Krakow. The theft caused many...

21 November 2009

Poland: Catholics Propose Adding Cross to National Emblem

Sylwia Presley reviews the reactions of Polish bloggers to a recent proposal by a Polish Catholic group to include the symbol of the cross in the national coat of arms.

20 November 2009

Poland: Online Campaigning for the Rights of Employees

Sylwia Presley writes about the plight of and online campaigning by a group Polish citizens who work for IKEA via another, smaller, company called Solid Security: they claim to be...

29 July 2009

United Kingdom: Barcamp Transparency in Oxford

Around 50 people gathered for Barcamp Transparency at the Oxford University Club last Sunday to discuss issues of transparency in open government, social media and cyberactivism.

21 July 2009

Poland: #KDT Battle in Warsaw

Polish blogosphere had an interesting day today due to the conflict between shopkeepers of Kupiecki Dom Towarowy - a shopping complex in the center of Warsaw - and the police....

7 May 2009

Poland: Hitler and Abortion

Sylwia Presley reviews online reactions to neo-Nazi anti-abortion posters that appeared in several public places in Zielona Gora at the end of April.

29 April 2009

United Kingdom: Barcamp Transparency to discuss Internet monitoring by government

Technology for Transparency Network

A new U.K. government plan to monitor all email, phone calls, and internet use as part of a counter-terrorism initiative has already sparked lots of negative commentary in forums and...

25 April 2009

Read Your Way Around the World: Book Challenge Roundup

In order to show our loyalty to traditional forms of writing, at the end of March the Global Voices team proposed a challenge around UNESCO Word Book Day. We have...

15 November 2008

Poland: Racist Flyers Given to Children in a Catholic Church

One of the Catholic churches in Poznań, Poland's fifth largest city, generated a lot of online buzz yesterday, when the media published articles about a religious flyer printed by a...

7 November 2008

Poland: Reactions to Obama's Victory

Sylwia Presley reports on the reactions to the results of the U.S. election, which dominate the Polish blogosphere today: blogging politicians, journalists, microbloggers and bloggers interested in the U.S. elections...

3 November 2008

Poland: New Social Network For e-Members of Parliament

A new social networking project is becoming very popular in Poland: Nasz-parlament.pl ("Our Parliament") invites its users to become e-members of parliament and take part in e-voting to show the...

2 November 2008

Poland: How to Fight Illegal Sales of Games, Films & Music?

There are still traditional markets selling food and antiques in Poland, but the most popular ones are those that offer pirated games, films and music. Sylwia Presley reviews reactions of...

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