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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 [...]

Any Comments on Knight Proposals, Toronto Update for October 17

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Over the next 24 hours I’ll be finishing up some ideas to submit into the Knight News Challenge. Many of last year’s winners submitted multiple ideas … the more the merrier.
Hey, I must say it was a real honor to get $15,000 to blog a bridge between online citizen engagement and “citizen media” (starting next [...]

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? [...]

Project – Debatepedia.Org

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

I asked Brooks to send along a post I could forward to DoWire about his interesting Debatepedia.Org wiki project. I encourage you to take a look. I’d be interested in learning about other political wiki initiatives that accommodate people with diverse political views. I know about OpenPolitics.Ca and Campaigns Wikia. What [...]


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