An article on the future of e-government from the US proclaims that Web 2.0 will "transform service delivery, make smarter policies, flatten silos and, most importantly, reinvigorate democracy" and facilitate a shift "from monolithic government agencies to pluralistic, networked governance Webs that fuse the knowledge, skills and resources of the masses." Phew! There are undoubtably great examples … Continue reading E-Government vs. E-Governance in Sri Lanka – A place for Web 2.0 and mobiles?
It's been an bloody eventful year, literally and metaphorically. Sri Lanka's war escalated dramatically over the course of the year, with the LTTE suffering significantly at the hand of a Government hell-bent on its complete destruction. The timbre of democracy in Sri Lanka took many blows, not just through the erosion of human rights and … Continue reading ICT4Peace in 2007: Significant work, applied research and challenges
Reading Reuters/Nokia Collaboration Has Potential for Citizen Journalists on MobileActive echoed what I'm currently facilitating in Sri Lanka with the help of the CPA Media Unit. We are using a Nokia N93i phone to capture content that is feeding into Sri Lanka's first citizen journalism YouTube channel, the Vikalpa YouTube Video Channel. The channel will … Continue reading Nokia N93i and Citizen Journalism in Sri Lanka