For the last two years, the World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab Jakarta has worked with government and civil society actors in Malaysia to advocate for more openness in the Malaysian government. While Malaysia has initiated several open data initiatives in the past, like the launch of its national government open data portal, the […]
Gaining Momentum: Five Lessons from Open Data Practice in Southeast Asia
Last week saw a packed agenda for the Jakarta Lab team: we engaged with open data activists from Malaysia and Indonesia at an event hosted by SEATTI, explored the potential of open data as a tool to promote financial transparency at the 6th Financial Transparency conference, and hosted our own regional research planning workshop with […]
We had a blast at Rightscon 2015!
The conference area of Crowne Plaza Hotel Manila was buzzing with people attending Rightscon 2015. Representatives across various sectors—from journalists and activists, to major tech players such as Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and more – were present for the two-day event. The Web Foundation was also present, with members of the Open Data Labs, Web We […]
See you at Rightscon!
The Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab Jakarta will be attending Rightscon from 24-25 March 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Metro Manila, Philippines. Our highlight session will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM on the 24th of February entitled “A Right to Data? Challenges at the Intersection of Freedom of Information and Open […]
Looking back at 2014
Time flies fast: we’ve entered the second month of 2015 and already our Jakarta Lab’s been active with our on-going initiatives. Additionally, we worked together as a well-oiled team to organise and bring about the Regional Open Data Agenda-Setting Workshop 2015 and the official Launch of the Open Data Lab Jakarta, both held over a […]
Wrapping up the Freedom of Information and Open Data project in Banda Aceh
The last of the workshops for the ‘Opening Data for Better Education in Aceh’ project is done – at least for the moment. With a big part of the Open Data Lab’s Jakarta team flying over to Banda Aceh, the 3-day final workshop was held from 09 -12 December 2014 in the Bappeda office of […]