Tag: Germany

Practicing open data: publishing court decisions in Germany

In order to hold government to account, people need to know what it is doing. That is why it is so important for civil society to be able to have access to information on all types of government actions. Advocating

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From open borders to open data

This week, many of us have been gripped by the story of thousands of people, mostly from Syria, trying to travel from Hungary to Germany via Austria. The story reminded me of an earlier refugee crisis. I grew up in

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Gathering German newspaper data with the rzeit package

(This article was first published on Automated Data Collection with R Blog – rstats, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) The following is a guest post by Jana Blahak and Jan Dix (University of Konstanz), with support from Simon Munzert. We

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Datafication and empowerment: How the open data movement re-articulates notions of democracy, participation, and journalism

This article shows how activists in the open data movement re-articulate notions of democracy, participation, and journalism by applying practices and values from open source culture to the creation and use of data. Focusing on the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany

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