Civic Tech and the Sad Story of Freedom of Information in Hungary - NUUG 2015-08-11

aktive at aktive at
Tue Jul 7 15:02:46 CEST 2015

Norwegian Unix User Group (NUUG) inviterer til medlemsmøte i NUUG Oslo.
Alle medlemmer og ikke-medlemmer er velkomne. Arrangementet er gratis.
Etter foredraget (fra ca. 19:45) blir det sosialt samvær.

Tid:   Tirsdag 11. august 2015 kl. 18.30

Sted:  Teknologihuset, 3.etg Pilestredet 56, og Atea Stavanger,
       Stadionparken (Viking Stadion), Jåttåvågveien 7, Stavanger

Månedens tema er: «Civic Tech and the Sad Story of Freedom of
Information in Hungary» med Marietta Le. Foredraget vil foregå på

  "Átlátszó," the word means "transparent" in Hungarian, and it is the
  name of Hungary's first independent investigative journalism
  website. A watchdog non-government organisation (NGO) which has
  experimented with introducing Civic Tech solutions in order to
  facilitate the work of its team, and also to provide citizens with
  empowering tools. Since[1] was launched in 2011, the
  Freedom of Information Act has received a lot of attention, and the
  legal way for questioning public bodies about spending, a "Freedom of
  Information request" has become the tool for many to reveal
  information about corruption.

  Marietta Le will showcase the use of the free software system
  Alaveteli[2], and the use of the Freedom of Information Act in Hungary.
  The law has been changed since 2011, and the latest news is about a
  threat that would make access to information much harder for Hungarian
  citizens. Meanwhile, and many others are trying to
  implement new Civic Tech solutions in Hungary to help people exercise
  their democratic rights.

 [1] <>
 [2] <>

Marietta Le is an FOI advocate at Hungarian investigative
journalism website. She also works with the K-Monitor[3] anti-corruption
NGO as a project coordinator to "Be Smart with Data", a program that
facilitates NGOs in producing web apps and visualisations using open
data. In 2015 the Hungarian Forbes magazine has featured her on their
"30 under 30" list for starting "[4]", a street fixing
website in Hungary.

In 2014 one of her articles, "Har ungarerne endelig skjønt at de lever i
et demokrati?[5]", was translated to Norwegian and publisehed in Vox
Publica. Check it out if you want to learn more about her view on
democracy in Hungary.

 [3] <>
 [4] <>
 [5] <>

Medlemsmøtet vil også bli direktesendt over internett, adressen til
videostrømmen er <>, som du kan åpne i
nettleseren eller direkte i mediaavspilleren. For mer informasjon se
egen side om direktesending av video.

Minner forøvrig om NUUGs IRC-kanal #nuug på,
mailinglisten aktive at for diskusjon om aktiviteten i NUUG og at
NUUGs kalender er tilgjengelig på iCalender-format via

Vel møtt!

Vennlig hilsen
Petter Reinholdtsen
Foreningen NUUG

More information about the interesserte mailing list