Tag: freedom of information

by Amy Saunderson-Meyer

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) such as the Internet and mobile phones are often recognized for their role in helping connect people and communities, and spread knowledge and information. People may be unaware, however, that they’re also a powerful force for international development — provided that they are not suffocated by regulation and censorship. The [...] more »

by Guy Berger

Information access is on the move in Africa. Let me paint you a picture. The person is fictitious, but the process isn’t. Patience Ndlovu, a 24-year-old woman living in Soweto, South Africa, sends an SMS to a cell phone number she has scribbled on a scrap of paper. Her text reads “L,” followed by her [...] more »

by JD Lasica

I’m on an open API kick here at IdeaLab, so here’s the second of three entries on the potential of application programming interface for news organizations. (I’ll post a final video interview on Monday.) This is a way to give the public true access to public records. Oddly, that rarely happens now, with media organizations [...] more »