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New Statesman: Sadiq: Transform London into a Civic Tech city

BBC Radio 4: FutureSpeak

BBC Radio 4: Can Democracy Work?


Freedom of Information projects

Alaveteli, Freedom of Information platform

IDG Connect: Tech to benefit global civic communities

La Prensa: Derecho a saber, derecho a preguntar (in Spanish; Google translation here)

WhatDoTheyKnow, UK Freedom of Information website

Guardian: Public bodies are releasing confidential personal data by accident, activists say

Metro: Theresa May thinks it’s fine to collect people’s metadata, so someone has asked to see hers

Buzzfeed: This physically-accurate Tube map will change the way you think about London

Read more about mySociety’s Freedom of Information projects


Democracy projects

YourNextRepresentative, candidate crowdsourcing software

The Drum: Google teams up with YourNextMP to launch general election candidate search

Teletica: Aplicación le ayudará a escoger mejor sus candidatos para las elecciones municipales (Spanish)

EveryPolitician, open data on the world’s legislatures

Sunlight Foundation: EveryPolitician provides open data on parliaments around the globe

 

SayIt, online transcript publication

Computer Weekly: Datacasts to put powerful under scrutiny

Wired: mySociety launches SayIt, civic software for publishing ‘smart’ transcripts

 

WriteToThem, UK contact-your-representative site

Daily Mail: The MP who refuses to use email

Daily Mirror: How responsive is your MP?

 

TheyWorkForYou, UK parliamentary monitoring website

BBC: Would English votes affect Westminster’s decisions?

Telegraph: Eight Ways In Which English Home Rule Could Have Changed History

Sky News: MPs slammed for ‘dodging’ written questions

UsvsTh3m: Happy Birthday, TheyWorkForYou – 10 years of holding our leaders to account

The Spectator: Parliament has finally woken up – because voters are keeping their MPs in line

 

Pombola, parliamentary monitoring platform

New African: Democracy: Eyes on Parliaments

Daily Nation: Report names top-performing female MPs

People Daily: Mzalendo is on the trail of MPs

Huffington Post: Citizen Empowerment: New Technology Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Standard Digital News, Kenya: Audit by Mzalendo ranks Aden Duale as the busiest legislator

New Scientist: How open data empowers citizens of poorer nations

Guardian: Technology could empower Africans to hold their governments to account

Poplus, sharing civic technologies

TechPresident: PoplusCon: Lowering the Tech Barriers for Civic Startups

Read more about mySociety’s Democracy software


Better Cities projects

FixMyStreet, street problem-reporting platform

JoinUp: All communes of Brussels use FixMyStreet

Mozilla Open Standard: An Open System for Keeping Cities in Good Repair

Sunday Times: Touch of Genius: the ten best smartphone apps for the home

Channel 4: The Complainers – features FixMyStreet at 8:19 and 31:10

Channel 4: Keeping Up With the Khans – features FixMyStreet at 04:12

BBC: Oxfordshire council increases pothole repair rates

 

Collideoscope, reporting platform for cycling accidents and near misses

ITV: New app will help target cycling accident blackspots

Cycling Weekly: Wanted: your ‘near miss’ data

Evening Standard: Log bike accidents on NHS website, says gold medalist

 

Read more about mySociety’s Better Cities software


mySociety Services

Mapumental

Guardian: The beauty of mathematics – in pictures

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