Global Voices Online launches Transparency for Technology Network

A new technology transparency initiative has been launched by Global Voices Online, the international citizen media site. The new project, the Transparency for Technology Network, involves eight researchers and eight research reviewers who will document around 32 case studies of the ‘most innovative technology’ for transparency projects outside of North America and Western Europe. Rising Voices, which is the outreach and training arm of Global Voices, is to map online technology projects that aim to promote transparency, political accountability and civic engagement in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, China, and Central & Eastern Europe. The organisation aims to better understand what tactics and tools are best for making government information accessible to the general public, holding authorities’ accountable and promoting civic engagement.

http://www.journalism.co.uk/2/articles/537234.php

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