Articles by: Parliament Street

Fostering democracy in North Korea

Fostering democracy in North Korea

In December 2014, hackers attacked the computers of Sony Pictures, apparently in an attempt to prevent the release of “The Interview”, a film depicting the fictional assassination of Kim Jong-un. The attack was praised by the North Korean National Defence Commission, describing it as a “righteous deed”, and although the North Koreans publicly deny any involvement in the attack, US investigators have concluded that North Korea was responsible for these actions.

by · 23rd December 2014 · Foreign Affairs, Research, Blog
Parliament Street Anniversary Party

Parliament Street Anniversary Party

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On 24 April, we celebrated our first anniversary at Walkers of Whitehall, ,15 Craig’s Court, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DD

The guest speaker was the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP.

Thank you to every one who attended.

by · 24th April 2013 · past, Events
The Guardian: Met police investigated 75 officers over Facebook and social networks misuse

The Guardian: Met police investigated 75 officers over Facebook and social networks misuse

Friday 12th April 2013 The Metropolitan police has investigated 75 officers for potentially misusing Facebook and other social networks in the past five years, a Parliament Street Freedom of Information request has revealed. Read more

by · 12th April 2013 · Blog
The hidden world of aid

The hidden world of aid

A recent trip to The Gambia revealed to Steven George-Hilley a hidden network of people who met, kept in touch and delivered aid through social media channels. Read more

by · 22nd January 2013 · Blog
Huffington Post – Department For Transport Staff Sacked For 'Misuse Of Social Media'

Huffington Post – Department For Transport Staff Sacked For 'Misuse Of Social Media'

Steven George-Hilley comments, to theHuffington Post, on freedom of information act requests that revealed up to five workers at the Department of Transport had been sacked for misuse of social media. “Government departments should be encouraging responsible use of social media, not oppressing it. Many employees rely on social media channels to communicate with their colleagues and employers, particularly during […]

by · 22nd January 2013 · Blog
Department of Transport

Parliament Street investigates social media policy at the Department for Transport

Up to five workers at the Department for Transport have been sacked for misuse of social media, Parliament Street finds.

Read the story in the Huffington Post »

by · 22nd January 2013 · frontpage
Fostering democracy: a paper on North Korea

Fostering democracy: a paper on North Korea

In a new paper, North Korean defector Kim Joo Il argues Western powers can have a positive impact on the development of human rights in North Korea. With a foreword by Benedict Rogers, Christian Solidarity Worldwide. Read the full report (pdf) »

by · 14th January 2013 · Blog
North Korean defector calls on Europe for help

North Korean defector calls on Europe for help

North Korean defector – and author of a report for Parliament Street – Kim Joo Il says improvements in human rights can only happen with Europe’s help. “The UK and other European countries must actively lead an international initiative to expose the reality of human rights violations, persuade the regime to address these problems and plant the seeds of democracy in […]

by · 14th January 2013 · Blog
North Korea defector urges European help

North Korea defector urges European help

In a new paper, North Korean defector Kim Joo Il says improvements to human rights in North Korea can only happen with Europe’s support.

Read coverage in DW »

by · 14th January 2013 · frontpage
The Guardian – Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

The Guardian – Eleven work and pensions civil servants sacked for using Twitter or Facebook

Wednesday 9th January 2013   Steven George-Hilley, Parliament Street’s Director of Technology comments on news that eleven civil servants have been sacked for mis-use of Twitter. He said: “In a social media age, it beggars belief that employees are being banned from using sites like Twitter and Facebook in the workplace. Read more

by · 9th January 2013 · Blog