Archive for November, 2007

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 [...]

Conference – Avance Tecnologico y e-Democracia en Mexico – 21 Nov 2007 – Mexico City

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

I’ll be keynoting one of the first major e-democracy conferences in Mexico next week on Wednesday, November 21st in Mexico City.
The full day seminar is being organized by the independent organization that runs Mexico’s federal elections – Instituto Federal Electoral. For details in Mexico, call 53.34.02.80 ext. 108 see this site for details: [...]

Ten Practical Online Steps for Government Support of Democracy

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Special invite – Join the Democracies Online Newswire from: dowire.org/wiki/Newswire
The U.S. federal government’s General Services Administration just published an amazing 47 page collection of shorter articles on “How E-Government is Changing Society and Strengthen Democracy” (2MB PDF) – also in Word without images.
Below is my published short article titled “Join the Evolution – [...]


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