Greece is #65 in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, according to the RSF.
During the pandemic, the state has given more than 20 million € to the media in terms of a campaign against covid-19.
Social media and in particular #facebook had been the primary way for the very few independent media to promote their content.
Turbulent times for human rights, social media and journalism in Greece:
- #facebook is censoring, suspending or deleting accounts of well known independent media and journalists for defending human rights or covering protests
- journalists and non state-funded media are looking for alternatives
- the #fediverse has -slightly- entered the public discourse
- the free media are still reluctant to embrace the fediverse even in parallel with facebook or as a fallback scenario
The #PlasmaMobile team has released a new update about their progress. The homescreen is now more intuitive, a new mobile interface was added to Elisa, Koko got an image editor and much more...
I have always been against the death penalty. I never asked who is the person about to be executed.
This madness must stop.
This is a turning point for human rights in Europe. There has been no death of prisoner on hunger strike since 1981; that's going to change in the next days (maybe hours).
The prisoner has just been demanding to be transferred back to a prison that has already spent many years of his sentence. His demand is legitimate according to law of Greece.
Installed and configured with Nextcloud.
+ Feed grouping (works also after import)
- Full article fetch not working on many feeds that worked on Flym
- No option -at least on client- to disable article images
- No option to increase the font size of the article text
TBH I was looking for a server-less solution, but Nextcloud is not a problem for me.
Since I am not familiar with Nextcloud News: does it support full article text extraction (e.g. using sth like Readability, or similar)?
Police uses copyrighted music in protests to trigger platforms' automatic filters and prevent uploads.
So, do we need musicians to play creative commons music out loud in protests?
Neoliberal state 101
The state has contracted a private company to manage a national road
1. If the profits from the toll charge do not reach a certain amount, the state has to pay the company the "loss"
2. If the road is out of order - e.g. due to a natural disaster - the company is responsible of fixing, and it has to pay a fine proportionate to the time the road was unavailable
Heavy snowfall: the state opts beforehand to block the access to the road. The 1st condition is triggered.
I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous:
Twitter's fancy "decentralisation team" spent over a YEAR working on... A PDF REPORT.
They could have literally spent a few weeks re-adding RSS feeds, which they removed in 2012, essentially cutting off tweets from the open web ecosystem.
In Athens, Greece, the government has imposed a 21.00 curfew on weekdays and 18.00 on weekends.
I am wondering about curfew measures (if any) in other places. I would appreciate it if you let me know.
If you have started checking the timetable of Fosdem 2021 to create a list of talks to attend, #kongress may help you.
It is a simple #linuxmobile phone app, created for Plasma mobile, but you can run it on any Linux mobile -or even desktop- distro.
Many years ago, in my hometown, a friend of mine was working as a waiter in a local café where the owner was gathering the tips to pay the staff wages.
"What a cheap scam" I was thinking.
No idea if he has become a billionaire
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