Transparency and accountability online

Action Steps: A decade of civil society advocacy in the information society

GISWatch: An annual snapshot of the information society, 10 years running

Ediciones impresas del MMSI ahora disponibles a pedido

Dos de las más recientes ediciones del Monitor mundial sobre la sociedad de la información ya están disponibles impresas, y pueden pedirse en línea. Se alienta a activistas, académicos y hacedores de políticas a solicitar copias de “Derechos en internet y democratización” e “Internet y corrupción” a través de un nuevo servicio en línea.

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La version imprimée de l’OMSI maintenant disponible sur demande

Deux des versions les plus récentes de l'Observatoire mondial de la société de l'information sont maintenant disponibles sur demande. Les activistes, universitaires et décideurs peuvent dès à présent commander leurs copies de « Droits de l’internet et démocratisation » et « L'internet et la corruption » sur un nouveau service en ligne.

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GISWatch print editions now available on-demand

Two of the most recent print editions of Global Information Society Watch are now available for on-demand ordering. Activists, academics and policy makers are encouraged to order copies of “Internet rights and democratisation” and “The internet and corruption” through a new, online service.

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The internet and corruption: Inhibitor or enabler to a fair society?

While hidden cameras can document and flag human rights abuses by authoritarian governments, these same videos can then be used to identify dissidents who are later detained and tortured, explains David Sasaki in his introduction to this year’s Global Information Society Watch, which focuses on transparency and accountability online.

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Who is doing what when it comes to technology for transparency, accountability and anti-corruption

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Practical Participation

Fighting corruption is a responsibility that all global institutions, funders and NGOs have to take seriously. Institutions are engaged with the fight against corruption on a number of fronts. Firstly, for those institutions such as the World Bank that distribute funds or loans, there is a responsibility to address potential corruption in their own project portfolios through accessible and well-equipped review and inspection mechanisms.

In search of transparency: From “using” to “shaping” technology

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Cardiff University and The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto

In an age in which power equals “the possession, assimilation and retailing of information as a basic commodity of daily life,”1 transparenc

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Using technology for collaborative transparency: Risks and opportunities

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Association for Progressive Communications

Introduction

By undermining public trust and eroding societal infrastructure, corruption contributes to and is broadly indicative of widening power inequalities in many countries. The often insidious nature of corruption makes it difficult to address, and often requires substantial changes to regulation and public oversight. Transparency is an important tool in combating corruption, exposing weaknesses in governance structures and encouraging participation in governance.

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