Day Three: Session 4

Session 4 ACOUNTABILITY 2.0 : Using Social Media in the Fight Against Corruption

Workshop Special Session

Coordinator: Georg Neumann, Internal Communications Coordinator, Transparency International
Date: Saturday 17:00 to 19:00
Location: MC 3

Internet-based social media has profoundly changed the way we engage with others in the private and public sphere. Social activists, political campaigners, NGOs, government and business all increasingly make use of the connective power of these communication tools to mobilise support, produce knowledge, deliver services and engage with their stakeholders. Inspiring examples for innovative use of social media tools for fighting corruption and fostering sustainable development have emerged all over the world.

Focused on the potential for collaborative knowledge generation and advocacy through social media tools, this workshop will offer perspectives from vanguard civil society organisations, private sector experts and activists. Expert speakers will demonstrate how social media is used to advance corporate social responsibility, government accountability and political integrity and human rights. The workshop will provide a platform to share practical experience with these tools with a broader governance and anti-corruption audience and inspire a discussion on how social media tools can be best appropriated for the fight against corruption. The central proposition is that social media is rapidly changing the way social networks and political action are organised and experienced by younger generations all around the world.

A blog started in the run-up to the IACC will accompany the workshop to gather innovative solutions, links and ideas that will feed into the workshop itself.

Moderator: Darius Cuplinskas, Director of the Information Programme at the Open Society Institute
Rapporteur: Conrad
Zellmann, Resources Coordinator, Transparency International

Ellen Miller, Co-founder and Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation
Darius Cuplinskas, Director of the Information Programme at the Open Society Institute (OSI)
Julian Assange, Advisory Board, Wikileaks
Raúl Escobar, OCASA, Coordinator for New Technologies
Shaazka Beyerle, Senior Advisor, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
* Via Video, James Farrar, Vice President Global Corporate Citizenship, SAP