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05 September 2006
Care2 powers and collaborates with three additional sites that work with the same ideals in mind. Frogloop.com provides online resources for non-profits such as a discussion board and a job board. Frogloop also provides information on events, conferences, and book reviews. MovingIdeas.org is an interactive policy site that allows members to post blogs and take action on current political policy related issues. The third site powered by Care2 hosts one of the main tools Care2 provides. ThePetitionSite.com is used to create, publish and promote petitions on any topic, for free! These sites allow members to pool their resources and promote lasting change via cause-driven education, activism and fundraising campaigns.
The interactive component that Care2 provides allows users to stay abreast of political issues that are important to them. They can create a petition that supports their views and follow legislation through Congress.
(From Weekly PoliTicker)
The focal point of Epolitics is a series of lecture-style articles on almost every aspect of online campaigning. It’s a one stop class for Web politics on topics ranging from the campaign Web site fundamentals through fundraising, blogs, email list building, and RSS feeds. One can learn how to optimize a search engine and the best ways to utilize SM messaging.
Founder Colin Delany articulates, "The idea behind epolitics.com is to explore the nuts and bolts of how folks can effectively employ the Internet to spread ideas, influence the political process and help elect candidates."
(From Weekly PoliTicker)
03 September 2006
~First American political figure to hold an event in the virtual world~
Governor Warner, in the shape of an animated avatar, will enter into Second Life this Thursday afternoon (August 31st) at 3:30 p.m. Eastern to announce the first-ever virtual-world town hall on American politics later this fall. The Governor will conduct a brief interview with Second Life’s embedded reporter, Hamlet Au, and officially launch Forward Together PAC’s new Second Life group.
read more here
24 March 2006
"The purpose of the Public Engagement Pilot Project on Pandemic Influenza (PEPPPI) was to inform decision-makers about the public's priorities for the use of pandemic influenza vaccine during a period of anticipated shortage. This information is intended to lead to a sounder, more supportable decision and to demonstrate that citizens can be productively engaged in informing vaccine related policy decisions thereby leading to more public engagement in the future."
According to Patty Dineen of the National Issues Forums Institute, "This is the best public engagement project and report that I have seen. I really think that what you've done is groundbreaking and should be required reading for all of us who are involved in - or care about—public engagement."
To view a report of the consultation, please visit the Study Circles Resource Center, which carries an excellent article and links:
17 February 2006
Cafebabel.com relies on the idea of "citizen journalism" with a specificity : all contributions are free and open to anyone that wishes to write, but all articles are edited by a team of professional journalists based in Paris.
café babel counts 22 editorial offices in 14 European countries and a network of over 350 young journalists and translators and is read by over 140.000 readers per month, with over 800.000 pages viewed.
14 February 2006
The European Commission is leading a worldwide 'Safer Internet Day' to highlight the potential dangers of using the web.
Insafe, the EU's network for safer internet use, is launching a global "blogathon" to draw attention to the legal, ethical and safety issues associated with the internet. A wide range of organisations involved in promoting internet safety and special guests will make postings on the blog, inviting comments from users around the world. It will contain content in several languages and will have a geographical focus that moves west through global time-zones from New Zealand to Argentina.
According to blog tracking site Technorati, 70,000 new blogs are created every day, many by young people, while a Guardian/ICM poll in the UK found a third of young people published content online on a personal blog or website.
The aim of the event will be to raise awareness of the potential risks associated with the posting of personal information and copyright material on blogs.
Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media and patron of the event said: “Blogs are a popular new way of communicating for young people and for all age groups, so it is appropriate that the Insafe network is using a blog on Safer Internet Day to show how using the Internet can be enjoyable, and what young people need to remember when blogging.”
By eGov monitor Newsdesk
Published Monday, 6 February, 2006
Visit the Safer Internet Day website here: http://www.saferinternet.org
The Greek counterpart here: http://www.saferinternet.org/ww/en/pub/insafe/focus/greece.htm
13 February 2006
“Communication is first and foremost a matter of democracy. People have a right to know what the EU does and what it stands for. And they have a right to fully participate in the European project,” said Margot Wallström, European Commissioner for communications strategy, when unveiling the ‘White Paper on a European Communication Policy’ on 1 February.
The paper’s main goal is to mobilise all the key actors in eDemocracy – i.e. EU institutions and bodies, the Member States, regional and local authorities, political parties and civil society – in order to move away from one-way communication toward citizen-oriented dialogue. It sets out five areas for joint action: defining common principles for communication on European issues; empowering citizens; working with the media and new technologies; understanding public opinion; and doing the job together.
The paper seeks the widest eConsultations from society for each working area. The consultations will run for six months starting on 1 February 2006. A special web-based citizens' forum to seek views on a European Charter or Code of Conduct will also be launched on 1 March 2006.
© European Communities 2006
Original article and more links here: http://europa.eu.int/idabc/en/document/5301/194
03 February 2006