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FCC Considering Video.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 3 2010

One of the projects that might be a part of the upcoming national broadband strategy, reports NextGov, is a video repository: A proposal in the draft of the government's imminent broadband plan would create a ... Read More

Less Internet, More Government Engagement?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 1 2009

At the Innovation Economy Conference in DC this afternoon, Blair Levin raised the idea that one data point at play when it comes to broadband is that the third (37%, actually) of the American population who don't have ... Read More

Genachowski Sells Broadband to the Business Crowd

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 1 2009

Sure, he’s the rock star chairman of the powerful Federal Communications Commission, but standing onstage in the Ronald Reagan Building amphitheater this morning, Julius Genachowski looked for all the world like a ... Read More

Open Internet Has a Posse

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, September 21 2009

We mentioned this down below, but it's worth devoting its own post to. In conjunction with chairman Julius Genachowski speech on net neutrality at Brookings this morning, the Federal Communications Commission launched a ... Read More

"Preserve the Brilliance": Julius Genechowski's Remarks at Brookings

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, September 21 2009

Here's the full text of what Federal Communications Commission chair Julius Genechowski had to say at Brookings this morning, as he both announced the FCC's more aggressive approach to keeping the Internet open and ... Read More

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Beyond @Congressedits, Capitol Hill Looks for Entry to Wikipedia

As he recently told techPresident, the creator of Congressedits did not aim to make Members of Congress look bad, but said he hoped that they would recognize the importance of Wikipedia as a public space and engage more with its community. "If staffers and politicians identified as Wikipedians, that would be super. You could imagine politicians' home pages with a list of their recent edits, that they would be proud of the things that they are doing." On Capitol Hill, there is in fact interest in making that vision a reality, starting off with an initial conversation that could create a framework for more Wikipedians in Congress. GO

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In the Philippines, Citizens Go Undercover With Bantay to Monitor Public Offices

The Philippines, a country of almost 100 million, is considered among the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia, despite a boost in Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index in the past few years (from 134th in 2010 to 94th in 2013 out of 175.) Corruption involves all levels of government, but benefits also from a mindset of tolerance, says Happy Feraren, the co-founder of Bantay.ph, an anti-corruption educational initiative that teaches citizens how to monitor the quality of government services, sometimes by going undercover. GO

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