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Datalagringsdirektivet

Stortinget vedtok i går, med knapt flertall, å innføre datalagringsdirektivet. Direktivet som har oppstått som et resultat av frykten for terrorisme i Europa, og som er  omstridt i flere europeiske land, vil pålegge leverandører av telefoni- og data tjenester å loggføre trafikkdata i et fastsatt tidsrom. Data som skal loggføres er metadata fra telefonsamtaler og […]

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A Comment on: Good Manners in the Age of WikiLeaks

In an essay on Wikileaks the Slovenian philosopher and critical theorist Slavoj Žižek discusses Wikileaks and different aspects on how it can be understood. In this short paper I have tried to use some of the elements mentioned in his text. Wikileaks has been subject to great public attention after they in 2010 published diplomatic […]

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Habermas and the Public Sphere

The German philosopher Jürgen Habermas is maybe the most acknowledged philosopher living today. He is considered to be the heir of the Frankfurt Institute of Social Research where he worked early in his academic career. His first book, which was also his habilitationsschrift (A post-doctoral work done to be recognized as a professor in Germany): […]

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Two events

2011. We are now entering the 10th year since the terrible attacks on the World Trade Center which shook the world and imposed a view of a world where everything can happen. I remember the happening, sitting in the school bus home from Tynset I’ve got a text telling me that a plane had crashed […]

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2011 – What will happen?

Soon 2010 will be history, and a new year will begin. 2010 was a long year in which many interesting things happened (as every year). I will now look into my light ball, able to foresee the future, and come with some anticipations about what the new year will bring. As always is it impossible […]

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Student demonstration in Edinburgh

The UK government coalition of Tories and the Liberal Democrats has annonced cuts in welfare due to the economical situation. Edinburgh students were demonstrating today for what the call a lie, and it is especially the cabinet deputy and LibDem leader Nick Clegg students are raging against -We know you are a Tory, furied the […]

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Wikileaks

Just minutes ago the head of foreign affairs of one of the most powerful states in world, if not the the most powerful state, was giving a press conference regarding the recent leaks of diplomatic wires. In her press conference Hillary Clinton addressed several aspects related to the wires. Maybe the most important objective she […]

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Bruk nettets muligheter

Har du hentet ned noe musikk fra nettet i det siste, bare for å sjekke om musikken er verdt å kjøpe? Eller har du lastet ned en film, fordi det var for langt å gå til nærmeste videobutikk? Kjenner du deg igjen? Sjansen for at du da har forbrutt deg mot åndsverksloven er da stor. […]

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Talerens troverdighet

Denne teksten er skrevet i forbindelse med kurset SKRIV1101 ved Universitetet i Oslo. Jeg vil i denne artikkelen se nærmere på talerenes troverdighet og viktigheten av denne i samfunnsdebatten. Er det slik at troverdighet kan skapes? Og har troverdigheten noe å si for vår evne til å få frem vårt budskap, og for å gjøre […]

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The European Union and the German bakers

A new law suggestion in the European Union provokes the German bakers. In this suggestion the Union want to deal with the health of the population but on the other side some of the suggestion in this law could alter the German baking tradition. With up to 15 gram pr 100 gram is much of […]