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Join our Round 2 Full Proposals – Knight News Challenge

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Through E-Democracy.Org, I submitted 11 proposals directly and we signed onto two other proposals in round one of the 2007 Knight News Challenge.
The value of this kind of grant challenge is the requirement to condense an idea into a few hundred words. Most of ideas we submitted will likely find a life in future [...]

MIT Center for Future Civic Media, State of Emergency in Pakistan and the Internet Analysis

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

The new Knight Foundation-funded MIT Center for Future Civic Media is out with a multi-editor blog. See:
civic.mit.edu
The current post State of Emergency in Pakistan: An Analysis of Local Media provides an excellent review of efforts to make it around government censorship. Here is a clip:
On a positive note, the [...]

I need your help

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

Last year, over one hundred of you endorsed my work when I was in the final stages of my Ashoka application process. It was very humbling. Ashoka was impressed.
I need your help again. Now that I am focused on building E-Democracy.Org full-time, we’ve reached a key moment where we must raise funds to meet the [...]

Three Major Reports – NZ Guide to Online Participation, AU Government Consultation Blog, UK Digital Dialogues Phase Two

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

OK, get your tree-killing printers ready. Three major reports were released recently which add substantial value to the practice of democracy online.

New Zealand’s Guide to Online Participation -”identify and develop exciting and innovative ways to engage with New Zealanders in policy and service design and delivery.” Here is the web version and the 83 [...]

Free and Fair Elections in the Internet-Era

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

A while back I shared my draft article on election standards and the Internet commissioned by IFES/USAID. The final version, with a few updates, is now available from:
www.ifes.org/arc-project.html?projectid=electionstandards
What do you think must be done online by democratic actors to hold free and fair elections now that we exist in the Internet-era? [...]


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