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Thursday, June 13 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Building Platforms That Open Governments and Their Watchdogs

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Building off their work in countries around the world and with tens of thousands of journalists, researchers, and ordinary people, representatives from the Freedom of Information platforms Alaveteli and MuckRock will share how they have used their respective platforms to find new ways to bring transparency to communities while also helping newsrooms and non-profits embrace transparency with their readers and supporters. The session will also be used to discuss existing and emerging challenges as NGOs use software platforms to enact social change, ranging from how to cooperate with government without being beholden to it to how to build a sustainable organization not wholly dependent on a limited number of funders.


Michael Morisy

CoFounder, MuckRock

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Gemma Moulder

Events & Partnerships Manager, mySociety
Coordinator of mySociety international conferences - including The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC), TICTeC Local and AlaveteliCon. Also working with the international community of re-users of mySociety's open-source Freedom of Information platform Alaveteli. Talk to... Read More →
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Gareth Rees

Developer, mySociety
Product management and development of Alaveteli – an open source Freedom of Information platform.Interested in talking about enabling journalists, campaigners and citizens in Europe to make greater and more effective use of their right to access information; and in particular to... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Elyssa (Laico)