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2013-09-23 12:29:30

National Endowment for Democracy marks 30(th) anniversary with focus on youth WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The inspiring stories of 30 young democracy activists are featured in a new 30(th) anniversary campaign -- "30 Under 30"- launched today by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). A multimedia website, www.ned.org/30years, uses engaging videos, photos, and text to bring to life the innovative work of these promising young leaders, all age 30 or younger, who...

2013-04-30 23:00:34

The eDemocracy solutions acquired from Gov2U will be integrated into Scytl´s end-to-end election modernization platform providing citizens and governments with new participatory tools. Barcelona/Brussels (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, and Gov2U, an non-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting the use of technology in the fields of governance and democracy, have announced today the acquisition by...

2013-04-29 23:01:46

The new report - The State of Civil Society 2013 - catalogues the experiences of activists and non-governmental organisations across the world. It concludes that the optimism within civil society of 2012 has evaporated. Johannesburg, South Africa (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 International development efforts are being undermined by the rising tide of legal restrictions, funding cuts and violence faced by civil society around the world, according to a new report from CIVICUS, the global civil...

2013-01-02 05:03:58

$120,000 per year advertising grant made to transform marketing effort of civic startup in Maryland that aims to help voters connect with elected officials in between elections. College Park, MD (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 Google recently awarded MyMaryland.net a Google Grant, an in-kind donation of advertising worth $10,000 per month. MyMaryland.net joins a select group of non-profits recognized by Google as having a compelling and valuable public service. MyMaryland.net is revolutionizing...

2012-12-14 08:22:25

VIENNA, December 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Democracy Ranking measures annually the quality of democracy in global comparison by referring to a broader conceptual understanding of democracy: http://www.democracyranking.org/en/index.htm The Democracy Ranking 2012 compares 104 countries (democracies and semi-democracies) over the years 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 (using 42 indicators and scales ranging from 1-100). Quality of democracy has progressed worldwide, on average 0.7...

2012-12-02 05:04:48

A new website designed to connect Maryland citizens with their elected officials will unveil its soft launch on December 1 for around 50 elected officials and stakeholders College Park, MD (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 After months of web development, MyMaryland.net is excited to announce that the soft launch of the site will take place December 1, 2012. Around 50 elected officials and stakeholders will be invited to create accounts and preview the site. The alpha launch will serve as a tool...

2012-11-06 08:25:12

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Banking that America has a huge headache from round-the-clock divisively negative political advertising, Asq.US, an Ann Arbor technology firm, has engaged crowdfunding platform Fundly to help take the money out of politics without a constitutional amendment. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121106/DE06556) The social network technology firm is seeking to raise $95,000 to enable it to turn its beta software into an enterprise,...

2012-06-04 10:22:30

From the American Political Science Association Task Force on Democracy, Economic Security, and Social Justice in a Volatile World WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The APSA task force report, Democratic Imperatives, argues that in emerging and established democracies alike, the promise of democracy remains unfulfilled. The report focuses on policies and institutions designed to deepen democracy by increasing respect for human rights, promoting participatory...

2012-06-01 10:55:03

Georgia Tech study profiles behavior of social media 'hyperadvocacy' As Election Day 2012 draws nearer, the "Twitterverse" promises to light up again and again with explosions of political opinion. But which tweets are the genuinely expressed feelings of individual users and which are systematic disseminations of information meant to support or discredit an idea–the textbook definition of propaganda? A new study out of the Georgia Tech School of Computer Science calls such...

2012-03-06 21:18:32

Politicians are supposed to represent the citizens. Yet public officials also represent groups they belong to and identify with, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 'Public administrators are affected by their group affiliations and life experiences. If you have an immigrant background, it's going to affect how you do your job as a public official,' says Nazem Tahvilzadeh, researcher at the School of Public Administration and author of the thesis....