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Clinton Celebrates "Digital Diplomacy," "Citizen Diplomats"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 29 2009

Via CitizenTube, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton keeps up her encouraging but somewhat ethereal call for all Americans to engage in tech-powered "21st century statecraft." Relatedly, we're keeping an eye on State's website for more details on how the promised Virtual Student Foreign Service might work.

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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