Grassroots in Grand Rapids Thursday, E-Transparency for the World from Boston

Tomorrow evening (Thursday, Apr. 2), I will be presenting on Citizen Media and Issues Forums (using a sub-set of the free webinar slides) in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Here is the announcement and the local Issues Forum currently in recruitment mode. Join us and spread the word.

The other week, I spoke at the NewsOut conference in Boston on the intersection of e-democracy and e-journalism with a focus on how the Internet can be used to promote government transparency and public engagement in governance. I sent out a query asking people for examples on the Democracies Online Newswire, News-Online, the U.S. Democracy Online exchange, and to the Transparency Camp e-mail lists. Many of the examples I share demonstrate once again that the intelligence is in the network.

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