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Liberating Data and Opening up Government: A Global Perspective

Across the United States, journalists and civic-minded coders are harnessing new online sources of government data to create mobile apps and websites. But the open data movement could have a deeper impact in developing countries, where it's being used to improve government transparency and increase accountability of politicians and aid agencies. Tech Tuesday examines new global initiatives to open government with technology.

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