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Alex Howard

Alexander B. Howard is a writer, digital governance expert, and open government advocate based in Washington, DC. He is the director of the Digital Democracy Project at the Demand Progress Educational Fund, a nonprofit focused on improving democratic governance, and the co-director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency. He is a member of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee at the U.S. National Archives. Previously, he was the deputy director of the Sunlight Foundation, the first senior editor for technology and society at the Huffington Post, and held fellowships on networked transparency and data journalism at Harvard and Columbia University.

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Open government reformers warn of growing dangers to democracy

This post originally appeared on the Sunlight Foundation blog.Democracy is at risk. Authoritarianism is rising. Populism is upending the political order. Spaces for civil society are closing. Those are the somber messages that arose again and again at the first…

10 takeaways from the 2016 International Open Data Conference

This post originally appeared on the SunlightFoundation blog. Yeama Thompson, commissioner at the Right to Access Information Commission, speaks at IODC 2016.   It's been much more than a century in internet time since the founder of the World Wide Web…

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