Open Data photo by Descrier, CC BY 2.0. “To increase integration and efficiency of an electronic-based system of governance in order to achieve clean, effective, transparent and accountable governance as well as to improve quality and reliability of public services.” This is the main reason for the issuance of the new Presidential Regulation Number 95 […]
Teenage clicks: can teens protect their privacy on social media?
This post was written by Michael Cañares, Web Foundation Senior Research Manager, and was originally published by the Web Foundation. “Sometimes, I feel like I don’t have privacy anymore. Even if I do not post often in my accounts, people will still see me in tagged posts, comments, from albums of someone else. Social media has […]
“For Everyone”: Nonton Bareng dan Diskusi tentang Sejarah dan Masa Depan World Wide Web
Pada tanggal 13 Desember, kami akan menyelenggarakan acara nonton bareng dan diskusi tentang masa lalu, sekarang dan masa depan World Wide Web. Acara ini, gratis dan terbuka untuk umum, akan berlangsung di Ruang Serbaguna Kementerian Komunikasi & Informatika di Jakarta, dan terselenggara atas kolaborasi dengan Kementerian Kominfo, #SiberKreasi, ICT Watch dan Indonesia Internet Governance Forum. […]
Keeping elections free and fair in the age of digital campaigning
This post was written by our Policy Director Craig Fagan and Senior Advisor on Digital Rights Renata Avila. Photo by Jerry Kiesewetter. Free and fair elections lie at the heart of democratic politics. Since representative democracy became the world’s dominant system of government, electoral authorities, parties and citizens have fought – and often struggled – to keep elections fair. […]
‘Open washing’: Flawed Freedom of Information in the Philippines
This post was written by Michael Cañares, regional research manager at our Open Data Labs Jakarta and was originally published by the Web Foundation. Photo © Newspaper Club, CC BY-NC-ND. As a citizen of the Philippines, a country that has been without a right to information law for more than 20 years, I find today — the International Day for […]
How are open data and public service innovation connected?
On March 22, we’re hosting an event at the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucracy Reform in Jakarta: “Innovation in Public Services through Open Data: Learning from Indonesian Cross-Sectoral Champions”. The event will have two components – a forum and an exhibition – and aims to introduce the different actors implementing innovative, open data-driven solutions to […]
Dari Plakat menuju Kebijakan: Mengapa peningkatan kapasitas diperlukan
Bagaimana publik Aceh di Indonesia memanfaatkan data terbuka untuk merubah kebijakan pertambangan Open Data Lab Jakarta merasa perlu mencatat beberapa hal penting – dari apa yang dilakukan, kemana diarahkan dan apa saja yang dapat kita petik dari pelajaran tersebut. Alasan lain yang membuat kami merasa bangga dengan pekerjaan kami adalah bermitra dengan GeRAK Aceh, salah […]
Open data and freedom of information: complements or competitors?
Can open data improve people’s access to information? Michael Cañares, Regional Research Manager at the Open Data Lab Jakarta looks at how citizens in Banda Aceh used Indonesia’s Freedom of Information Act, and how open data worked to bolster citizen participation. If you’re heading to IODC, join him at the Open Data Research Symposium and […]
Banda Aceh: Where Good Coffee and Open Data Meet
My passion for open data almost rivals that of my passion for coffee. Almost, because nothing beats good, fresh, strong coffee. So naturally, it’s a win-win experience for me when these two could meet – even abstractly – through one of our projects! Banda Aceh’s taking big steps towards becoming an open data champion Banda […]
Build, facilitate, celebrate: A look back at our 2015 highlights
2015 is almost over, and it’s paved the way for a lot of learning for us. We took on the challenge of listing down five out of the many Lab highlights for 2015. To know what they are, read on! We celebrated our official launch! The Open Data Lab Jakarta officially launched on 5 February. […]