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The Europe Roundup: Ushahidi-Based Websites Spread to Fight Corruption

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, September 15 2011

Bulgaria | shahidi-Based Websites Spread to Fight Corruption Several Eastern Europe countries are struggling for democracy and transparency; Bulgaria is one of the most involved in the process. Transparency ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Is a Twitter Interview Enough to Engage People?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, July 29 2011

Spain | Spanish elections: is a Twitter interview enough to engage people? Earlier today Prime Minister Zapatero called early elections in Spain, which are now set for November 20th). The situation is troubled. The ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: When Citizens "CleaNap" to Solve a Waste Crisis

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, July 25 2011

Italy | When Citizens "CleaNap" to Solve a Waste Crisis Since the mid-1990s, the city of Naples, one of the biggest and most beautiful in the south of Italy,  has suffered from the dumping of solid waste into ... Read More

The Europe Roundup: Social Networks and Voting in Italy: is There New Evidence?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Friday, July 8 2011

Italy | Social Networks and Voting in Italy: is There New Evidence? In the past two months Italy has faced a round of elections  – two administrative ballots and a referendum day – which have been unanimously ... Read More

Turning Data into Stories in Italy

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 24 2010

Down in the comments on yesterday's post about whether story telling is an undergrown part of the open government movement, at present, Italy's Alberto Cottica makes the case that data advocates working within the ... Read More

No room on Facebook for fans of Berlusconi attacker (Updated)

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 16 2009

This weekend's attack on Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi by a statuette wielding assailant tapped into some rising anti-Berlusconi sentiment in Italy, but that isn't the sort of bottom-up political organizing that ... Read More