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Regional researchers from the Technology for Transparency Network join Global Voices Authors in facilitating conversations about transparency, accountability, and civic engagement.

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Stories from Technology for Transparency Network from August, 2010

31 August 2010

Egypt: Utilizing Technology to Demand Accountability on Torture, Police Brutality

Bloggers and activists in Egypt are using freely available online tools to expose torture and police brutality and to hold the government accountable for these human rights abuses.

30 August 2010

Western Europe: A journey through tech for transparency projects

Sylwia Presley takes us on a tour of technology for transparency projects in Western Europe.

25 August 2010

Technology for Transparency: Five Lessons Learned

Rebekah Heacock and Renata Avila outline the learnings from the first round of Global Voices' Technology for Transparency Network collaborative research project, sharing links to several successful online initiatives.

24 August 2010

Russia: LiveJournal Communities as a Transparency Tool

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Alexey Sidorenko explores how LiveJournal communities are being used to promote transparency and accountability in Russia.

20 August 2010

Madagascar: The Undercover Investigations That Exposed Rosewood Trafficking from the Rain Forest

One of the consequences of the enduring political crisis in Madagascar is its punishing impact on the environment. The investigation of activists specialized in conservation and protection of the environment...

19 August 2010

Tech and Transparency in MENA: A Long Way to Go

Technology for transparency activists are making headway in the Middle East and North Africa, but greater access to both technology tools and skills and legal assistance is needed in order...

17 August 2010

India: Monitoring traffic violations on Facebook

A new initiative by the Delhi Traffic Police is highlighting questions of citizen engagement and government use of social media in India.

16 August 2010

Malawi: Missing out on online technology for transparency

While more and more Malawians are flocking online to use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, the country has yet to make progress in using these tools for transparency...

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