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The changing nature of news offers a diversity of voices, sources, and choice... and lets anyone join in global and local conversations.

2006-01-02

 mobile journalism direct democracy diversity crowd communication
The image of huge crowds, peacefully protesting against corrupt and undemocratic regimes, has become an icon of the modern age. ... The problem is that The People cannot rule. Only some people can do that. People Power can eject one set of rulers and propel other people into high office. But People Power alone cannot guarantee constitutional or honest government.

2005-09-21

 direct democracy crowd power mass cult
If e-government seems to be mainly about doing tax returns online, then e-democracy is its more exciting cousin, promising to put citizens at centre stage of the political process.

2005-09-18

 direct democracy e-government government
Sixty-five percent of citizens across the world do not think their country is governed by the will of the people, a poll commissioned by the BBC suggests. The Gallup International Voice of the People 2005 poll questioned more than 50,000 people in 68 states for the BBC World Service survey about power. Only in Scandinavia and South Africa do the majority believe that they are ruled according to their wishes.

2005-09-14

 democracy direct democracy politics opinion public
Online tools can now help citizens curious about what their taxes are being spent on.

2009-12-11

 democracy government direct democracy Internet tax