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Direct democracy via smartphone
You can do just about everything on your smartphone – so why can’t you use it to engage in politics?
For Pia Mancini in Buenos Aires, it’s not just a far-fetched idea. The young activist has developed what she calls a Democracy Operating System – or DemocracyOS -, an open-source platform for political debate. Political parties and organizations and download the system and repurpose it to suit their own program – like a lot of people do with WordPress blogging software.
The idea is that voters all over the world can easily find out what each party stands for and inform themselves properly.
Pia is also a politician herself and co-founder of Argentina’s tech-savvy Net Party.
Listen to Michael Scaturro’s report from Buenos Aires:
DateWednesday 30.07.2014 | 06:51
Feeding forward in California
Every day, 263 million pounds of consumable food is thrown away in the United States – enough to fill a football stadium to the brim. At the same time, nearly one in six adults doesn’t know where their next meal will come from.
As president of Feeding Forward, a non-profit organization that fights food waste and hunger in the local San Francisco Bay Area, Chloe Tsang is working to change that.
The 20-year old student at UC Berkeley spends her spare time overseeing the website and app Feeding Forward created to make private food donations quick and easy.
Listen to the report by Anne-Sophie Brändlin in Berkeley, California:
DateFriday 27.12.2013 | 10:32