Category Archives: politics

Social media and The Lives of Others… Stasi Media?

Have you been getting the feeling that you need to be very careful what you say online  for fear the police or media will take things the wrong way and land you in a load of unnecessary trouble? Especially knowing … Continue reading

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Online citizen engagement in Scotland: The independence referendum

Edinburgh University’s public participation network has been hosting The Citizen Participation Series. Last night, it turned to the digital world to explore how it is opening up new possibilities for democratic participation in Scotland and beyond. I was invited to … Continue reading

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Communities conference at the Scottish Parliament, 2 October

On Saturday 2 October the Parliament will hold the second Communities Conference, at  Holyrood here in Edinburgh. It will be aimed at local, community based, voluntary and charity sector organisations, social enterprises, and other civic groups. Its purpose is to … Continue reading

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Three counter-intuitive opinion pieces

The first has been doing the rounds of the blogosphere – raises interesting questions on what should be transparent (govovernment data) and not (private diaries) – but what about about drawing the boundary line? In the end, transparency is no … Continue reading

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European Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

A potentially useful forum for promiting the use of tools like EuroPetition – even if it may be is a little obscure to some (including me, sorry!). Anyway, they’re holding a congress/conference in Strasbourg right now. There was a session … Continue reading

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