by Danny Kemp
British computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee gives a speech on April 18, 2012 in Lyon, France. The
inventor of the World Wide Web warned Friday that government control is
limiting the possibilities of the Internet, as dozens of countries and
businesses signed a cybersecurity deal at the Davos forum.
The Republic of Serbia plans to invite bids for an
e-government development contract worth up to EUR 2 million in June.
According to a notice published in the European Union's procurement
journal TED, the project will develop e-government services at central
and local level, data exchange among state bodies, the upgrade of
national registers and improvements to the government's use of the
existing ICT structure.
"Arab springs" and other protest movements that prompted many rises
and falls in last year's index, the 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press
Freedom Index marks a return to a more usual configuration. The ranking of most
countries is no longer attributable to dramatic political developments. This
year's index is a better reflection of the attitudes and intentions of
governments towards media freedom in the medium or long term