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Inadequate Awareness

“Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted (Rape Crisis Center).” That is a horrifying statistic that needs to be addressed. The rape crisis center states that “sexual violence is critically underreported, preventing advocates from assisting survivors in need.” Who are these victims? 391 more words


Social Media Elections - Revolution or Integration?

As the ‘Pre-Election‘ period looms large and guidance for local government officers like myself is disseminated, noticeably the social media aspect of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” is front and centre! 491 more words


Rape Victim Emma Sulkowicz Speaks Out About Her Rape Incident

Columbia student, Emma Sulkowicz, carries around a twin sized mattress until her alleged rapist gets kicked off campus. She lugs around this mattress to show a statement on how the university has handled the situation, and as work of art which will also be part of her senior thesis project. 965 more words


Hack the government and change culture

Just a couple of weeks ago I was asked by the amazing Kevin Lewis to be a judge at the National Hack the Government. Of course I said yes and reflecting on what a huge privilege it is to do this, it also got me thinking about the massive impact hacks have made to where I work and to other organisations. 533 more words

How will digital change local politics?

The Local Politics Group of the Political Studies Association is holding a session to discuss the latest research on how local politicians are using digital – and you can get involved. 195 more words

Local Democracy

Sod the horses, ride the algorithm!

Last night I was explaining representative democracy in the digital age, in a bar, shouting over loud music, jaegerbomb in hand – because that’s how… 106 more words