European Pirate Parties and the Politics of Communication: Research report on the project Communication rights in the 2014 European Election Campaign

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    This report presents the findings of a research project on communication rights in the Information Society. The project addresses the politics of European Pirate Parties in two parts. The first part of the research analyzes how debates on digital communication rights were represented in Pirate Party campaigns in the European Elections 2014. In the second part, the focus is on how questions of digital communication rights are currently treated in the political programs of five Pirate Parties. Pirate politics aims at policy reforms to strengthen personal privacy protections online from corporate and state surveillance activities but extends also to more broad notions of culture, participation, and self-expression. Despite that the Pirates face many obstacles in getting their message across to electorates they have already made an important contribution to European policy-making concerning digital user rights.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherViestinnän tutkimuskeskus CRC, Helsingin yliopisto
    Number of pages50
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-51-1608-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    NameMedia and Communication Studies Research Reports
    ISSN (Electronic)1799-7941

    Fields of Science

    • 518 Media and communications
    • Elections
    • communications policy
    • communication rights
    • Information society

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