Open data movement bolsters press freedom across Africa | IJNet

abernard102@gmail.com 2016-05-04

Summary:

"The spread of mobile phones and connectivity across Africa offers opportunities and challenges for the way citizens discover and use information. If people have the skills and knowledge to harness them, open data and new technologies hold the keys to the media’s future. Code for Africa is the continent’s largest network of civic technology and open data labs. We work with media partners to create actionable information for citizens that helps them in their daily lives. From checking if their doctor is dodgy to seeing if they are registered to vote, Code for Africa’s tools have been used in dozens of countries to help empower people. How might technology be used in the coming years to further democratize the use of information and news across Africa? Our experts from Kenya and Nigeria set out their predictions ..."

Link:

http://ijnet.org/en/blog/open-data-movement-bolsters-press-freedom-across-africa

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Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » abernard102@gmail.com

Tags:

oa.new oa.comment oa.psi oa.kenya oa.nigeria oa.africa oa.government oa.data oa.south

Date tagged:

05/04/2016, 11:20

Date published:

05/04/2016, 07:20