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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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Latest posts by David Sasaki

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....

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