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[Nettime-nl] Worst EU Lobbying Award - Vote Now!


rini hartman

Select your winner in Europe?s debut ?Worst EU Lobbying? awards 2005!

Corporate Europe Observatory in association with LobbyControl,
Spinwatch and Friends of the Earth Europe invites you to vote for
this year?s most offensive case of corporate lobbying in the EU
capital Brussels.

This is your opportunity to decide which of the ten nominated cases
of dubious lobbying deserves to be remembered as the most ruthless
influence peddler, the fastest spinner of spin, the grand master of
disguise, in short who will become the EU Worst Lobby Award 2005

Go to: http://www.corporateeurope.org/worstlobby/

Recommended listening:

File On 4: "Lobbying the EU"
"Brussels has 15,000 lobbyists whose job is to try to influence
European policy. But does a lack of regulation and transparency allow
them and their corporate clients too much influence over the
decisions that are made?"
Listen to File On 4: BBC Radio 4, Sunday 28 November, 2005 at 1700
Or download the programme (MP3 15 Mb)

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), is a European-based research and
campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social
justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of
corporations and their lobby groups.

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
De Wittenstraat 25
1052 AK Amsterdam
tel/fax: +31-20-612-7023
e-mail: ceo@corporateeurope.org


Rini Hartman
DigiCare Foundation

Mission Statement (Nederlands hieronder)
DigiCare Foundation is a nonprofit organisation established to promote
'art for social change'. We believe that a healthy society is founded on
the principles of justice, shared economic opportunity and sustainable
environmental practices.

In those areas of the world where people need help we assist them to tell
their stories to the world in compelling, informative and engaging ways
through art, (cross-)media productions and interactivity. We value our
partnerships with NGO's, other Community based organisations and engaged

Healthy societies rely fundamentally on respect for human rights, the
vitality of communities and the integrity of all creation.

Mission Statement
Stichting DigiCare is een nonprofit organisatie, opgericht met het oog op
'de kunst van sociale verandering'. Omdat wij menen dat een gezonde
samenleving gefundeerd is op de principes van rechtvaardigheid, gelijke
economische kansen en duurzaam milieubeleid. In die gebieden waar het
nodig is, helpen wij mensen hun verhaal op betrokken, informatieve en
meeslepende wijze aan de wereld te vertellen. Hiervoor zetten we een mix
van kunst, (cross-)media producties en interactiviteit in. Daarbij
hechten we grote waarde aan samenwerking met NGO's, andere
maatschappelijke organisaties en kunstenaars en artiesten.

Een gezonde samenleving steunt fundamenteel op respect voor
mensenrechten, levensvatbaarheid van bevolkingsgroepen en integriteit
van al haar instellingen.
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