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The State of E-Government in Latin America
June 20, 2011 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
The State of E-Government in Latin America

Editor’s note: This comprehensive profile on the state of e-government in Latin America was originally published on the personal blog of Juan Arellano. It was translated into English by Siân Sinnott and been edited by …

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 …

Just What is Civic Information?
February 27, 2011 – 7:36 pm | No Comment
Just What is Civic Information?

All next week we will publish a series of posts that collectively aims to offer a guide for NGOs and funders to measure and evaluate the progress of their online influence. But first, let’s review …

Just What is Civic Information?
February 27, 2011 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
Just What is Civic Information?

All next week we will publish a series of posts that collectively aims to offer a guide for NGOs and funders to measure and evaluate the progress of their online influence. But first, let’s review …

Technology and Civil Society Workshop in Chile
December 8, 2010 – 7:07 am | No Comment
Technology and Civil Society Workshop in Chile

As explained on the About page, Información Cívica is an initiative of the Latin America and Information programs of Open Society Foundations that aims to better understand the role and impact of technology and digital …

Internet Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Latin America
November 1, 2010 – 11:36 pm | No Comment
Internet Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Latin America

The first two posts of this series on freedom of expression and the internet in Latin America aim at providing 1) basic context around issues of internet governance, and 2) a detailed look at intermediary …

Citizen Security and Crowdsourcing in Peru
September 12, 2010 – 3:18 am | No Comment
Citizen Security and Crowdsourcing in Peru

Editorial note: The following post was written by Peruvian blogger and translator Juan Arellano (who also translates posts from Información Cívica into Spanish). Citizen security is one of the major topics we will be looking …

A Survey of Digital Activism in Latin America
August 18, 2010 – 12:06 am | No Comment
A Survey of Digital Activism in Latin America

During Saturday’s roundtable discussion at Campus Party, Monica Tapia of Alternativas y Capacidades volunteered a definition of digital activism: a campaign that uses digital tools to achieve a particular policy-related objective. So far we have …