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Internet fir Peace Manifesto

Today I got an email from Wired Italy edi­tor Mario Por­tano­va who informed me about the new Inter­net for Peace Man­i­festo of Wired Italy, start­ed by the editor-in-chief, Ric­car­do Luna.

If a non-persona deserves the Nobel Peace Prize it cer­tain­ly is the Inter­net. You might say: “Hey, what about Tim Berners-Lee?” and yes — Tim, as the father of the Web, prob­a­bly should receive the prize — if that hap­pened at all.

So — here’s the text of the man­i­festo — the orig­i­nal Ital­ian ver­sion and trans­la­tions into Eng­lish and Ger­man:


At last, we have all under­stood that the Inter­net is not just a net­work of com­put­ers but an end­less chain of peo­ple inter­locked with one anoth­er.

Men and women, at all lat­i­tudes, are able to con­nect­ed amongst them­selves, in virtue of the biggest stage and plat­form of rela­tion­ships mankind has known.

The dig­i­tal cul­ture, to which human­i­ty has now woken up, has set the basis for a new type of civ­i­liza­tion, that in turn has given rise to dia­logue, debate and sol­i­dar­i­ty, thanks to this new tool of com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

From times immemo­r­i­al, democ­ra­cy has flour­ished in con­di­tions of hos­pi­tal­i­ty, tol­er­ance, exchange and a spir­it of shar­ing. The most effec­tive anti­dote to war and hatred has for­ev­er been the meet­ing of minds and souls.

Here’s why the Inter­net is an instru­ment of peace. 
Because each cyberci­t­i­zen can become a seed of non-violence. 

Just a few rea­sons why the Inter­net deserves the next Nobel Peace Prize. 
A Nobel that will be award­ed to each one of Us!



Wir haben endlich begrif­f­en, dass das Inter­net kein Net­zw­erk von Com­put­ern, son­dern eine end­lose Ver­flech­tung der Men­schen ist.

Män­ner und Frauen, auf allen Bre­it­en­graden, treten miteinan­der über die größte Plat­tform der Beziehung, die die Men­schheit je hatte, in Verbindung.

Die dig­i­tale Kul­tur hat den Grund­stein für eine neue Zivil­i­sa­tion geschaf­fen. Und diese Zivil­i­sa­tion baut den Dialek­tik, den Dia­log und die Sol­i­dar­ität durch Kom­mu­nika­tion.

Denn Demokratie sprießt seit jeher, wo es Willkom­men, Zuhören, Aus­tausch und gemein­same Nutzung gibt. Gegen Hass und Kon­flik­te ist immer wieder die Kom­mu­nika­tion mit dem anderen das wirk­sam­ste Gegen­mit­tel.

Deshalb ist das Inter­net ein Instru­ment des Friedens. 

Deshalb kann jeder von uns im Netz ein Samen der Gewalt­losigkeit sein.

Deswe­gen ver­di­ent das Net­zw­erk den näch­sten Frieden­sno­bel­preis.

Jeder von uns wird einen Nobel­preis erhal­ten.



Abbi­amo final­mente capi­to che Inter­net non è
una rete di com­put­er, ma un intrec­cio infini­to di per­sone.

Uomi­ni e donne, a tutte le lat­i­tu­di­ni, si
con­net­tono tra loro, attra­ver­so la più grande piattafor­ma di relazione che
l’umanità abbia mai avuto.

La cul­tura dig­i­tale ha cre­ato le fon­da­men­ta
per una nuova civiltà. E ques­ta civiltà sta costru­en­do la dialet­ti­ca, il
con­fron­to e la sol­i­da­ri­età attra­ver­so la comu­ni­cazione.

Per­ché da sem­pre la democrazia ger­moglia dove
c’è accoglien­za, ascolto, scam­bio e con­di­vi­sione. E da sem­pre l’incontro con
l’altro è l’antidoto più effi­cace all’odio e al con­flit­to.

Ecco per­ché Inter­net è stru­men­to di pace.

Ecco per­ché cias­cuno di noi in rete può essere
un seme di non vio­len­za.

Ecco per­ché la Rete meri­ta il prossi­mo Nobel
per la pace.

E sarà un Nobel dato anche a cias­cuno di noi.

Ambassadors of Internet for Peace Manifesto

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