Listen the podcast on https://soundcloud.com/thanough/governing-on-openess-gono
#Internet Governance (5:00)
Mainly through the Snowden revelations, we came to realise that surveillance is not only about controlling the present but also drawing and combining information from the past. The NSAs of the world can not remain out of citizens' and civil society watch (Serbia, elawyer.blogspot.gr/2013/10/blog-post_9.html?m=1) although there is no EU legal regulation helping this.
The Clarity programme (diavgeia) is a breaking ground initiative on trasparency issues in Greece. The recent proposals for changes from the Ministry in charge (www.opengov.gr/minreform/?p=1153) sparkled a public debate on the scope and effectiveness of the related laws and platform.
The core initiatives behind open government include "simple", straightforward changes lie the ones diavgeia provoked. What is the (electronic) document today, what is the distinction with a copy, how should we think on digitisation of public administration procedures ?
#anti_corruption efforts (28:00)
Anti corruption telephone line and other action from transparency greece (www.transparency.gr/diafaneiatora/t…mmi-ipostirixis).
The KEP (one stop public administration for citizens) experience is regressing with no further simplification of procedures. Citizen's space handling and presentation complaints from the City of Athens Ombudsman (www.cityofathens.gr/symparastatis/node/515)
Finalising the whistleblowing legislation (www.transparency.org/topic/detail/whistleblowing)
Strenghten clarity, diavgeia programme with new functionalities (diavgeia.gov.gr/), example an open source text editor on diavgeia for digitising public administration documents
Code for deliberation that will ensure effective deliberation on (www.opengov.gr/) with the use of previous, in depth, documents
Open up a procedure for more positions that will be politically appointed
Open Budget initiative from diavgeia and other financial sources
Open Access to law with a free, open access, repository
Evaluation of open data coming from private companies
Crowdsource applications development for public adminitration and other entities
GonO is a live, broadcasted, event @radiobubble that will take place, mostly, in english. An effort to form and push an agenda on open government issues in Greece and elsewhere. These events include meetings with activists, NGOs, collective efforts, but also sounds, pictures, artifacts, from various thematic areas. They aim at exploring new ways of citizens' engagement, organisation and action.The results of this effort will be a part of an ongoing research effort that maps the activities of Greece in the Open Government Partnership (http://www.opengovpartnership.org/countries/greece).
This Tuesday (08.10), 17.00 - 18.00 (UTC+02:00) we will be discussing with Vassilis Sotiropoulos (City of Athens Ombudsman, Transparency International Greece) and Athanasios Deligiannis (Greek Free / Open Source Software Society, open hardware hacktivist) on the limits of State protection (US Snowden), the Diavgeia / Clarity programme and new initiatives creating citizens' spaces.
Post your thoughts with #GonO, #ogp, #opengov, #opendata, #diavgeia
we will be listening