Archive for March, 2007

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 [...]

I’m DC bound April 4-6 – NTC Conference Session – Technology and the Social Entrepreneur

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

The Nonprofit Technology Conference, centered on the theme “Reinventing Politics: Creating Social Change From the Ground Up” looks to be the real deal – over 1,000 attendees and 80 break-out sessions.
I’ll be arriving in DC on Wednesday afternoon and will leave Friday evening. Outside of the NTC conference I am arranging meetings related to spreading [...]

Conference – e-democracy: new opportunities for enhancing civic participation -Strasbourg, France – 23-24 APR 2007

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

The Council of Europe asked me to pass along this notice about their upcoming symposium on e-democracy. It is being organized by the Council of Europe Ad Hoc Committee on e-democracy (CAHDE) and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.
This gives me another opportunity to tweak ICELE, the Council [...]

Saving Internet 1.0 from Web 2.0 Dreams – My response to David Wilcox on E-mail Lists

Monday, March 12th, 2007

My l…e…n…g…t…h…y response to David Wilcox’s excellent and provocative blog post titled Charity web managers sceptical about walking the web talk.
Cross-posted in the comment section of his blog post.

Should I post here (David’s blog comments) with a comment or should I use my own blog?
With a comment, I am essentially a second class participant, while [...]

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