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Mexico’s Open Data Movement
August 15, 2011 – 9:39 pm | No Comment
Mexico’s Open Data Movement

Though still in its early days, the data journalism movement is taking hold in Mexico with the rise of two distinct but overlapping communities, Hacks/Hackers and OpenData.mx.
The global Hacks/Hackers network began in late 2009 in …

The Week in Mexico via Civil Society and Storify
May 28, 2011 – 11:35 pm | No Comment
The Week in Mexico via Civil Society and Storify

Civil society organizations are becoming increasingly adept at using social media to communicate to a wider public. While they continue to send traditional press releases to newspaper reporters and broadcast media, they are also increasingly …

New Ideas for Transparency & Technology in Latin America
May 14, 2011 – 4:54 pm | One Comment
New Ideas for Transparency & Technology in Latin America

For the past four months Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente — in collaboration with Información Cívica and Silvana Fumega, a consultant for the World Bank Institute — has been organizing a series of video-conferences with transparency NGOs …

A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites
March 30, 2011 – 6:02 am | No Comment
A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites

What legislative monitoring can learn from #InternetNecesario
In October 2009 Alejandro Pisanty of the Internet Society of Mexico caught wind that the Chamber of Deputies (one of Mexico’s two legislative bodies) would soon vote on a …

A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites
March 30, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
A Critique of Legislative Monitoring Websites

What legislative monitoring can learn from #InternetNecesario
In October 2009 Alejandro Pisanty of the Internet Society of Mexico caught wind that the Chamber of Deputies (one of Mexico’s two legislative bodies) would soon vote on a …

Latin America’s Open Data Movement
March 18, 2011 – 11:50 pm | No Comment
Latin America’s Open Data Movement

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by Juan Arellano and posted on his personal blog, Globalizado. It looks at a single project do demonstrate how public information can be used by so-called “civic hackers” …