Freelance journalist, translator and activist on media and digital culture issues, currently living in New Mexico, USA. Involved with Italy-based media outlets/projects among others, he's also editor of Global Voices in Italiano and contributor to <a href="http://translationexchange.wordpress.com/"GV's Translation Exchange Project.
Latest posts by Bernardo Parrella
How do we ensure the Internet develops compatibly with democracy? And how do we become active “netizens” who take responsibility for our digital future? This is the subject of Rebecca McKinnon's new book: "Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom."
Last week, an Italian magistrate convicted three Google executives for violating Italian privacy laws for a video uploaded in late 2006 to Google Video, which showed a disabled child being bullied by other schoolchildren in Turin. This is the first case worldwide to hold the company's executives criminally responsible for the content posted on its system. Vivi Down, an Italian group representing people with Down syndrome, and the boy's father in Milan pushed for a criminal prosecution against four individual Google employees (one of them was charged only with the dismissed defamation charges).