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Democracy in the time of the internet

"If you want to liberate a society, just give them the internet. If you want to have a free society, just give them the internet.”
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Greenhouse App: Spot the political sellout!

 What if I put it to you that there’s an app that can expose corrupt politicians and easily track where they get their money from?

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SA citizens can help strengthen democracy

Administrators, companies, individuals and institutions are hard at work to develop democracy in South Africa by making more data available to the public.

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Return of a development role for Africa's media

A flurry of private newspapers emerged in Africa around 1990, in reaction to the bad effects of state control. They focused on a democratisation role as primary.

Left to the side was the idea of playing a development role. The political kingdom had to be democratised as a precondition to ending the misdevelopment of the political despots. The very notion of “development journalism” added to this emphasis. Patently, authoritarian governments and top-down messaging had failed to deliver "development".

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Nope: Going big on the web

Nope is a group of people who are not happy. They are not happy with the political situation in South Africa, the heated wars that permeate the globe, or with the current state of democracy. These people have decided not to vote in the past elections, claiming that “Our dreams do not fit on your ballots”.

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