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David Sasaki

Blogger since 2003, I have lived, worked, and traveled throughout most of Latin America. I blog in both Spanish and English with two other friends at El Oso, El Moreno, and El Abogado.

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27 May 2010

[Report] Technology for Transparency

Technology for Transparency Network

This report is the culmination of four months of research examining the objectives, challenges, successes, and effects of online technology projects that aim to promote transparency, political accountability, and civic...

22 May 2010

Technology for Transparency Review, Part VI

Technology for Transparency Network

This post concludes the first phase of our research into the role of technology in the transparency and accountability movement by offering conclusions and recommendations related to projects of crime...

20 May 2010

Technology for Transparency Review, Part V

Technology for Transparency Network

Representative democracy, while necessary, takes citizens away from the decision making process. While traditional media tend to focus on individuals more than issues, a new generation of websites are combining...

18 May 2010

Technology for Transparency Review, Part IV

Technology for Transparency Network

While San Francisco's residents may be eager to send their local government a photograph of a pothole via Twitter, the same program might not be as effective in other communities...

17 May 2010

Technology for Transparency Review, Part III

Technology for Transparency Network

New tools like Many Eyes and Ushahidi allow regular citizens to take part in election and budget monitoring. But our review of such initiatives so far reveal that much is...

15 May 2010

The Aid Transparency Movement

Technology for Transparency Network

The momentum of the aid transparency movement is palpable, but without greater coordination and aggregation, so much transparency will lead to more confusion than clarity. Raw data must be presented...

6 May 2010

Global Voices Summit Begins Soon!

After a few months of planning and one very disruptive earthquake, we're now less than 10 hours from starting this year's Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010.

27 April 2010

Technology for Transparency Review, Part II

Technology for Transparency Network

Over at the Technology for Transparency Network we have already documented 30 technology projects that promote transparency, accountability, and civic engagement. Here's what we've learned so far.

25 March 2010

Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women in Technology and Transparency Worldwide

Technology for Transparency Network

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day we profile several women based around the world who use technology to to make government more transparent and accountable.

2 March 2010

The Technology for Transparency Review, Part I

Technology for Transparency Network

In this first review of case studies from the Technology for Transparency Network we discover that online platforms like Discuz! and Twitter can reverse bad policy and stimulate healthy debate....

9 February 2010

[Podcast] Interview with Fabiano Angelico of Transparência Brasil

Technology for Transparency Network

Fabiano Angelico of Transparência Brasil explains why transparency and accountability projects tend to focus on federal rather than state and local governments and points us to one innovative project in...

19 January 2010

Announcing the Technology for Transparency Network

Technology for Transparency Network

Rising Voices, the outreach and citizen media training initiative of Global Voices Online, has launched a new interactive website and global network of researchers to map online technology projects that...

8 January 2010

A Global Look at Anti-Corruption Day

Technology for Transparency Network

In preparation for the coming launch of the Technology for Transparency Network, this is the first in a series of posts that will explore transparency, government accountability, and civic engagement...

29 December 2009

Five Years of Global Voices: Where they are now

Outreach Director David Sasaki remembers the December 2004 meeting that paved the way for the formation of Global Voices.

19 December 2009

Podcast: Interview with Sudanese Drima

Sudanese Drima is the pseudonym for Global Voices' Malaysia-based Sudanese author. In this ten-minute interview we discuss how social media is affecting Islam, the Darfur conflict, and issues of Afro-Arab...

9 December 2009

Featured Author: Jillian York

Jillian York describes herself as "a writer, activist, Internet censorship combatant, and blogger." She is based in Boston where she works at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society on...

22 November 2009

Featured Author: Diego Casaes

Diego Casaes is a dedicated Global Voices author and translator from Salvador, Brazil. Much of his writing on Global Voices has spread awareness about legislative threats to online freedom in...

20 November 2009

Featured Author: Filip Stojanovski

Filip Stojanovski is a Global Voices author and translator based in Skopje, Macedonia. He is the Program Coordinator of Metamorphosis, a think tank which seeks the development of democracy and...

19 November 2009

Featured Author: Elena Ignatova

Elena Ignatova covers Macedonia on Global Voices, is in charge of Global Voices in Macedonian, and works for the Metamorphosis Foundation, which seeks to seeks to enhance the use of...

14 November 2009

Featured Editor: Onnik Krikorian

Onnik Krikorian is a British blogger, journalist, and photographer of Armenian decent who has been living in Yerevan, one of the world's oldest continuously-inhabited cities, for the past 11 years....

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