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Pe 19 iulie s-a încheiat primul hackathon de jurnalism civic din republica Moldova "Puterea a Cincea", care a avut loc în parteneriat cu Centrul de Guvernare Electronică. În cadrul evenimentului zeci de tineri au elaborat programe, aplicații web sau mobile (precum și alte instrumente IT inovatoare), menite să îmbunătățească interacțiunea dintre presă și public.

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Who's getting it done on open data?

While open data efforts are lauded by government officials, a recent study discovered that most Americans are unaware or underwhelmed. Across all levels -- federal, state and local -- respondents were divided on how well they thought government shares data, with about 80 percent expressing lukewarm opinions of "somewhat effectively" and "not very effectively.

Ontario Releases Open Data Directive for Public Feedback

As part of its Open Government initiative, Ontario is the first province to post a draft Open Data Directive for public feedback. Ontario's Open Data Directive aims to make data that the government collects and generates on topics, like school enrollment and traffic volume on provincial highways, open to the public. Public uses for this data could include building maps, apps and models that can help Ontario tackle gridlock or make health care service options more accessible.

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3 Cities Using Open Data in Creative Ways to Solve Problems

Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched a $42 million initiative to help cities use open data better. The What Works Cities initiative partners with the Harvard Kennedy School, Johns Hopkins University, Results for America, and the Sunlight Foundation, to provide technical training to 100 mid-sized cities (with population between 100,000 to 1,000,000) chosen from the ones that apply.

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UNESCO publishes open data portal

UNESCO has launched a new interactive open data portal, with interactive tracking of projects across the globe and a breakdown of its total budget. The portal features a large interactive map with all of its global projects, and provides budgetary information on all projects. It also shows data according to region, sector or specific theme, with donor information, project status and in-depth project reports provided. The portal is part an increasing trend in aid agencies to publish interactive sites that display all financial information and allow for greater transparency in their work.

Where open data meets open government...

Technology is the easy part of building an open society. Deal with the human side of the problem is much tougher. Social enterprise expert Kate Beecroft moderated a panel at Open Source Open Society looking at how open data can lead to a more open style of government.

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How to calculate open data's ROI

The White House’s 2013 mandate to open data has spurred many US agencies to act, but just opening data to meet requirements doesn’t mean the data will be useful. To help agency IT managers decide what datasets are worth opening, a new formula offers an entrée to the thought process

Open data and the horizon of the next government

On the first official day of the general election campaign, it is opportune to pose the question of what the future of open data might be. The good news is the future of the movement to open up government and private sector data to benefit the common good and create opportunities for the launch of new businesses would seem to be bright, in the UK.

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African Technology Data Pioneers Gather to Spark Open Data Revolution

Led by the World Wide Web Foundation, fifty African civil society organisations, open data advocates and technology pioneers will come together to take the first steps towards establishing a groundbreaking new policy and investment framework to open up government data in Africa. Following the UN's call for a Data Revolution, this coalition of organisations will agree concrete next steps to unlock the potential of open data across the continent, which experts agree could help beat corruption, spark innovation and improve government services.