What is the issue you care the most about? What is the change you want to make? Global Integrity wants to help. And in the process we’re giving away $1000 to the best examples of how our work can jumpstart yours.
From drug trafficking in the Balkans to Google in China, our original local reporting can provide context and depth to breaking news.
There are heaps and heaps of data available on our website. The hardest part is finding a starting point. To help you out, we’ve put together this list of issues that can be informed by the Global Integrity Report and Local Integrity Initiative. Feel free to pick from any of the subjects below, or select your own unique point of analysis, to shape your Mashup Challenge entry.
But hurry — you must submit your entry by April 16th!
How Global Integrity reporting can inform your own…
So what’s your thing? Here’s some examples for you…
- Are you interested in workers’ rights in the Philippines? See more on the ability of Filipinos to form unions.
- Or what about Somalia pirates? Read more on the strength of Somalian Law Enforcement
- Micro lending and economic empowerment in East Africa? See the business licensing and regulations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania.
- Journalists’ safety in Vietnam? See more on threats, violence and murder of Vietnamese journalists
- Drug trafficking in the Balkans? Read more on the customs regulations in BiH
- The availability of legal aid for Colombian citizens? See the rule of law indicators for Colombia
- Boosting your organization’s Latin American advocacy campaigns? See data on CSOs in Argentina
- Anti-Corruption progress (or lack of) in Nigeria? Compare the 2007 and 2008 Nigeria scorecards
- Free and fair elections in Kenya? Look at Kenyan voting and citizen participation
- China and Google? See our Chinese Internet censorship indicators
- Aid and direct foreign investment in Rwanda? See Rwanda’s budget transparency and auditing requirements
- Law enforcement in Yemen? See the police accountability framework
- Media censorship in Russia? Compare censorship data from 2007 and 2008
- The reality of open gov in the United States? See access to information in the US
- Mafia influence in Italy? Read about the discrepancy in enforcement of Italian tax law
- South Korea’s push for privatization? Read Korea’s advertising requirements for privatizations
- Regulations for Mugabe? See more on Zimbabwe Executive Accountability
- The results of Fiji’s latest coup? Read through the Fiji 2008 scorecard
- Safety measures for 2010 World Cup? Read more on South Africa Law Enforcement
Again, feel free to use any of the ideas above for actual Mashup Challenge entries, or find your own passion. Once you have your subject, get creative — write a pithy blog post or create an infographic to show off your fresh comparison.
You can submit your web-accessible Mashup Challenge entry through this online form.
For full contest details, take a look at our Commons Wiki.
Questions? Email me at [email protected]
— Norah Mallaney