[Grant] Gobierno Abierto América Latina

[Grant] Gobierno Abierto América Latina

This blog post is a summary of a $25,000 grant from Omidyar Network to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness to support the convening of Latin American transparency networks in Mexico City on March 20, 2012 to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and...
Keeping ISP's Transparent and Honest

Keeping ISP's Transparent and Honest

In his review of Tim Wu’s The Master Switch, Evgeny Morozov writes: Net neutrality is a simple idea with powerful implications. A neutral net would, for example, prevent cable providers from slowing down their customers’ connections or, worse, banning them from...

Michel Foucalt on #cablegate

It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticize the workings of institutions that appear to be both neutral and independent, to criticize and attack them in such a manner that the political violence, which is always exercised...

Graduate School Corrupts Effective Communication

Over the past few months I’ve read somewhere around 200 academic papers related to transparency, accountability, and e-governance. Over that time I’ve reached several conclusions, all of which I am documenting in a series of posts on Global Voices. But the...