We speak with “Director of Autonomy” of loomio.org’s Richard Bartlett on the recent ‘pre-release’ of Loomio 1.0.
Loomio is an easy to use online tool for group decision-making which emerged from Occupy in New Zealand. It allows dispersed groups to reach decisions quickly and take constructive action.
Activist groups, community groups, businesses and government around the world are beginning to use it as a tool to aid in their decision making processes. Groups such as the inspiring new progressive political party Podemos which itself emerged from the Indignado movement, the Spanish social movement that inspired Occupy.
Media Direct has announced today the opening of a new online service designed to securely connect whistleblowers and journalists.
“We live in an age where whistleblowers are more important than ever, but in which the technology used to blow the whistle has not kept pace with the technology used to stifle transparency,” says Luke McMahon, the Australian co-ordinator of the project whom we had the opportunity to speak with.
Felicity Ruby, Director of Global Internet Policy ThoughtWorks and former advisor to Senator Scott Ludlam on Netmundial – “Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance” held in Brazil last weekend.