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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

'FOI crowdsourcing' part of the investigative toolkit

Homegrown examples of resort to crowdsourcing to raise funds for FOI requests by Delimiter and the Pirate Party, and crowdsourcing of a different kind in the Detention Logs project organised by Open Australia, The Guardian and others are highlighted in this FreedomInfo.org. article that cites innovative approaches in use of FOI in Canada, Germany and the United States as well.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:20 pm

    Really interesting Peter, thanks​!​

    I think that you would be really interested in some of the most cutting-edge research that I have come across explaining crowds, open innovation, and citizen science.​

    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1919614

    And you may also enjoy this blog about the same too:
    https://thecrowdsociety.jux.com/

    Powerful stuff, no?

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  2. First words marking the start of civilisation - "let's get organised!"

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