#UnitedCVE: Q & A With Anne Azza Aly and Bennett Clifford

The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) recently published another of my pieces on radicalisation in Georgia and once again, the research work of Bennett Clifford proved invaluable to support general observations I’ve also made as it pertains to the problem of radicalisation in Georgia. My recent Q & A with Bennett also proved interesting enough to merit posting it in full on this blog. But first up, however, is Anne Azza Aly, a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) practitioner from Australia who I’ve met before at a Hedayah and Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) event I spoke at in December 2014.

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Open Data and Open Government: Data Journalism and Data Visualisation in the South Caucasus

TechPresident has just published my article on Open Data, Data Journalism, and Data Visualisation in the South Caucasus. The strongest work in this area can arguably be found in Georgia, but there’s also some exemplary and incredibly brave investigative reporting coming from Azerbaijan too. The article also follows last month’s Personal Democracy Forum and Open Data Hackathon, where representatives of Jumpstart Georgia and Transparency International Georgia were also present.

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