Twitter is Weird

We got an inevitably short reply to the post below from Professor Lessig via Twitter, which I’ll repost here mainly as a demonstration of how surreal policy debate feels when done in six word bursts. I wrote on twitter, linking to my critique of his essay “Against Transparency”: “@lessig says the US open gov movement…

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We Are Global: Corruption Programs on Community-Based Radio Enhance Citizen Debate in Kenya

“We Are Global” is a new series on the Commons featuring interviews with Global Integrity’s far flung staff of journalists, researchers and advocates. This series will highlight our colleagues’ work “in the trenches” as they pursue anti-corruption reforms in their communities. What’s the power of one voice? And what’s the power of one voice with…

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Notes from the Chamber of Commerce: Let’s Get Smarter About Corporate Social Responsibility

The role of business is changing. That was the take home message from last week’s Emerging Market Development conference, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Recent emphasis on “corporate social responsibility” has pushed businesses to wade into pools that would have been completely foreign to managers a decade ago. The conference sought to guide…

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Journalist Attacked in Kuwait

Reuters is reporting that Kuwaiti journalist Zayed al-Zaid was physically attacked and wounded after leaving a transparency summit earlier this week. (Global Integrity later was told Zaid had actually been at headquarters of a political movement prior to the attack.) Zaid is the editor of an online news source known for its corruption-focused investigative reporting…

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