Digital democracy

Report from the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy

This post was written by Stevie Benton, Head of External Relations This morning I attended the launch of Open Up! – Report of the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy. Having been involved in the work of the Commission I was very interested to hear its recommendations. The report is a substantial document (PDF) which I… read more »

A Wikimedian approach to digital democracy – next phase

Recently the Speaker of the House of Commons established a commission to investigate the opportunities digital technology can bring for parliamentary democracy in the UK. This consultation is a public exercise which attempts to explore various themes relating to digital democracy. Wikimedia UK and Demos, working with Wikimedians, have been exploring whether the norms and values of the Wikimedia… read more »

Discussing the future of digital democracy

This post was written by Stevie Benton, Wikimedia UK’s Head of External Relations On Tuesday I was fortunate enough to attend a round table event hosted by the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy at the House of Commons. The opportunity came about as the result of the work that Wikimedia UK is doing with Demos… read more »

A model for digital democracy

This post was written by Stevie Benton, Wikimedia UK’s head of external relations, was originally published on the Demos blog here A sense that all citizens of a state have a stake, and a say, in the process of government is in some ways crucial to our sense of identity as citizens. It is something… read more »

Connecting knowledge to power: the future of digital democracy in the UK

Wikimedia UK and Demos are encouraging Wikimedians to participate in an attempt to crowdsource a submission to a call for evidence on digital democracy from the Speaker of the House of Commons. The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has established a Commission on Digital Democracy. It will report to Parliament in early 2015 with recommendations on… read more »

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