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Awards – Making a difference online – From ICELE – Deadline Jan. 23, 2008

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

From our friends at ICELE:
20th December 2007
The International Centre of Excellence for Local eDemocracy, ICELE, today launched its prestigious international ‘Making a difference online’ awards.
The International Awards will be presented to the winners at the forthcoming International Symposium ‘Empowering Citizens through Technology and Participation’ being held at the end of February [...]

Event – Great Expectations – Clift Presentation and Discussion – 3-5 pm, 9 Jan 2008 -Washington DC

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

The presentation audio in MP3 (12MB), discussion audio and slides are available for download (24MB) in PowerPoint or view the slide here via SlideShare.

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* What: Great Expectations: After the vote – citizens online, e-democracy in governance, and White House 2.0. A presentation and facilitated discussion with Steven Clift, [...]

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:
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 [...]

US Congressional Committee Transparency

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Here is a simple idea – update open meeting laws to require that all public meetings must be digitally recorded and then be freely Internet accessible either live/on-demand or on-demand within 48 hours for at least five years. For legislative bodies, you’d need to update their rules of procedure. Whether it is video or audio-only [...]

Report – Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0 – Includes Top Ten Tips

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Check out David Wyld’s deep exploration of blogging in U.S. government (or the potential of it based on initial experiences).
Everyone likes a top ten tips list, so here is David’s:
10 Tips for Blogging by Public Sector Executives
Tip 1: Define yourself and your purpose.
Tip 2: Do it yourself!
Tip 3: Make a time commitment.
Tip 4: Be regular.
Tip [...]

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