Digital rights can't flourish alone; church, civil society support needed, says German Christian leader, now heading a foundation

As a teenager growing up in communist East Germany in the 1980s, Ellen Ueberschär learned of freedom of speech in her church parish and she believes that fundamental digital rights will not prevail on their own or through voluntary commitments by corporations.

  • Arms trade fair in London draws flak from UK Christian groups


    One of the planet's biggest arms trade fair mid-September in London will assemble more than 1,600 companies that develop, make, and sell war weaponry, but it has drawn flak from UK Catholic bishops, as well as other Christian and activist groups. The fair comes days after the commemoration of 911, when people remember the terrorist attacks planned from Afghanistan onto targets in the northeast of the United States and the wars it unleashed in a huge area of the Middle East, including Iraq.