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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

BY Jessica McKenzie | Wednesday, August 20 2014

A scene from the mountain range in Mexico that foreign companies hope to mine for gold and silver.

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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New Slang: Indian Government Launches a Wiki for Economic Jargon

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, August 31 2011

Photo: Trilok Rangan / Flickr On the occasion of the Indian Economic Service's 50th anniversary, the government agency has launched Arthapedia, a wiki to define obscure economic terms. Launched yesterday, Arthapedia is ... Read More

Founding Member Explains the "Wiki" in Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 3 2011

A recent Berlin interview with little-heard-from Wikileaks founding member Daniel Mathews offers an answer to one of the questions still surrounding the evolution of the project: What ever happened to the wiki part, as ... Read More

Iowa Politics, the Wiki

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 9 2011

The Iowa Independent launches Factbook: This Iowa-centric project began with the simple realization that a wealth of information exists about Iowa politics that is scattered throughout websites, private collections and ... Read More

Crossroads GPS Aims to Wiki Obama's FOIA

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 23 2011

Looks like Crossroads GPS, the offshoot of American Crossroads associated with Karl Rove, isn't satisfied with the Justice Department's brand-new FOIA.gov clearinghouse. Meet Wikicountability: Wikicountability is a ... Read More

The Social Media Habits of Elected Officials

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, August 17 2010

Ben Smith points us to the just-launched Government and Social Media wiki, a site listing the Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and other social media accounts for members of the House and Senate. As recently as the ... Read More

Collaboration, Congress, and the Results of the Brito Experiment

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 25 2009

Jerry Brito, George Mason University research fellow and founder of the crowdsourced StimulusWatch.org site, went before the House Government Oversight committee this week to testify on how government watchdogs can help ... Read More

Wisdom of the Feds: Internal Wikifying Obama's Open Government Directive

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 2 2009

This is going to break some good geeky hearts out there. Sight. Alas, there will not be an Innovation.gov. Word that a spankin' new website with the handsome domain name would serve as the rallying spot for federal ... Read More

Get FISA Right: Nomadic Democracy

BY Editors | Wednesday, July 9 2008

Carlo Scannella is a graduate student in the media studies department at The New School in New York City and one of the organizers of the Get FISA Right movement. We're happy to have him here. -- Nancy The story of the ... Read More