Crowdsourcing anti-corruption. From Indonesia to Kenya and from South Africa to India, online platforms are emerging to fight corruption. Enabling ordinary citizens to report corruption, to pressure authorities and hold governments accountable. Shining light on the black sides in the daily lives of many people. This music video from India shows a popular project – I Paid A Bribe – and a song about it that went viral.
PastazaWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Drones and cameras help putting pressure on oil companies to respect nature”
Monitoring oil contamination. Indigenous monitors are documenting oil contamination in tropical rainforests using GPS, video and drones. Results are used to pressure companies and governments to improve legislation, respect nature and the rights of the inhabitants. This video shows a group of indigenous people tracking and filming how their own living area is severely poisoned.
Uchaguzi The 2013 Kenyan presidential election
Uchaguzi The 2013 Kenyan presidential electionWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “This video gives an example of citizens engagement during the presidential elections in Kenya in 2013.”
Election monitoring. In various African countries crowdsourced monitoring is used to make elections more free, transparent and honest. Every citizen can participate and report incidents, violence or fraude. Reports are collected through a website, social media and phone. After verification reports are send through to the electoral authorities. The video gives an example of citizens engagement during the presidential elections in Kenya in 2013.
Democracy in Action
Democracy in ActionWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Participatory budgeting gives ordinary people direct say over local public projects and monies.”
Participatory budgeting gives ordinary people direct say over local public projects and monies. Employed by cities in Latin America and Europe, Chicago’s 49th Ward was the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to embrace this innovative experiment in direct democracy. This film follows community members pitch ideas, team up with others and craft proposals for infrastructure projects and then invite the community to vote.