This interview was originally published on interhacktives.com. It is cross-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Countries that had dictators in power until very recently are now prominent when it comes to new Freedom of Information Acts. The UK system trusts heavily on the press to work. This is the opinion of Fabiano Angelico, a specialist
This article was originally published on freedominfo.org and cross-posted here with the author’s permission. The first country self-assessment reports on progress toward fulfilling their Open Government Partnership commitments are surfacing, with more expected in the coming weeks. Posted on the OGP website now are reports from two countries: the Philippines and the United States. The United
So what our discussion has focused on is, number one, how do we continue to build on strong democracies; how do we continue to build on transparency and accountability. Because what we’ve learned over the last several decades is that when you’ve got good governance — when you have democracies that work, sound management of
Susan Crawford and Beth Noveck in conversation at Social Media Week New York 2013 about open government, social media and technology. Towards the end, Councillor Gail Brewer of NYC talks about the implementation of the city’s Open Data Bill, coming into force March 7, 2013. Can’t see the video embedded above? Find it elsewhere here.
***UPDATE*** This call closed Friday, 8 February, 2013 for the following countries: Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom. The call has been extended until 1700 Eastern Standard Time, Monday, February 25, 2013 for the following countries: Indonesia, Norway, and United States. The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is seeking
This is the fourth post in our five part series of Q&As with selected countries and their experiences with the OGP process at the national level is with Patrice McDermott, Executive Director OpenTheGovernment.org, Wayne Moses Burke, Executive Director Open Forum Foundation in the US. 1. Describe the process The OGP initiative requires the delivery
In Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, we have taken the next step in building upon an already strong digital presence by launching our new openMontgomery platform. The platform consists of a series of tools that improve government transparency, service efficiency and effectiveness, community engagement and collaboration, public-private service coordination, and economic development. One of the
Data has been variously described as the new oil or the new raw material of the 21st century. Like other raw materials, its value is not always immediately evident – specialist tools and effort are required to locate, extract and refine data before it yields actionable information. And, unlike natural raw materials, data is not