Democracy

What does the new ‘right to report’ law mean to you?

You may well already be aware that last Wednesday, 6th August 2014, saw a new law passed which gives the public the right to film and digitally report from all public meetings of public bodies. We’ve updated you on the progress of this over the past year, and the legislation marks a significant milestone in bringing ...

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Catherine at LGComms Academy – Beyond communications: engagement through to democracy

We'll be at LGComms Academy on Wednesday for what should be a really interesting meeting of local and central government people who work in communications. What we'll be doing We're hoping that we'll be able to spice things up a bit in Catherine's breakout session at 2 pm, entitled: Beyond communications engagement through to democracy, where she ...

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Siobhan joins the team and gets Networked Councillorerd!

Yesterday was my ninth day in my new role as a Project Support Officer at Public-i and I spent it attending a Networked Councillor workshop at West Sussex County Council. Now that I have figured out where the tea and coffee are kept, and learnt to avoid the office lift at all costs, I have ...

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My first month at Public-i

Before my first day at Public-i, I was excited but also a little bit overwhelmed. Here I am, a journalism graduate, about to dive into something slightly more technical than what I was used to. I knew my nervous state was unnecessary, mainly because when I thought about it, this wasn’t unfamiliar territory at all. ...

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What is genuine engagement in a networked world?

Public-i is collaborating with our friends at the Democratic Society and OCSI to bring local government an open and networked approach to engagement. By getting together we’re combining our unique sets of skills to create what we believe is an exciting, attractive package offering genuine engagement. Of course that begs a question: what is ‘genuine engagement’? Well, for ...

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