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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 [...]

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 [...]

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:
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? [...]

Report – Prospects for e-Advocacy in the Global South – Res Publica Report for the Gates Foundation

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

With permission, I’ve shared the PDF file of this report with the members of the DoWire Group called the E-Democracy and E-Government Research Network. It is available in the files area for at least the next little while.
Here is the executive summary:
Prospects for e-Advocacy in the Global South
A Res Publica Report for the Gates Foundation
Executive [...]

A new day, a new beginning – Today I’ll be inducted as an Ashoka Fellow

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Thanks in part to the DoWire members who endorsed my e-democracy work, today I’ll be inducted as an Ashoka Fellow at a ceremony host at the Google Campus.
This is a really big deal.
The Ashoka fellowship will allow me to dedicate myself full-time to E-Democracy.Org for at least the next three years – no more [...]

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