Zašto ne

Why Not
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The NGO Why not is an organization that deals with the construction of safe, healthy, active, efficient and responsible BiH society as a whole, both in terms of the authorities as in terms of civil society and citizens, all of which together with other civil society organizations, institutions and individuals .

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  • Čiste liste

    Evaluating the work of the individuals from the existing political parties that have participated in the work of the government in the executive or legislative positions over a course of years

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  • Javna Rasprava

    A platform devoted to engage citizens in the public debate. It consists of a three modules allowing citizens to:

    • discuss legislation being currently processed in the parliament
    • ask parliamentarians about their opinions and share the feedback
    • create and sign petitions
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  • Glasometar

    Glasometar is an online tool for measuring the voting preferences in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The idea of ​​the tool is that citizens, through answers on default questions that have previously been answered by main political parties, as a result can get the level of agreement with political parties, as well as analyze their response in different ways in the context of political parties and their answers.

    In addition to assisting citizens, this tool is very good for analyzing the ideological position of citizens and political parties and therefore this tool may have a politicological significance.

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  • Istinomjer

    Istinomjer is an online platform for the monitoring and evaluation of responsibilities of public office holders and political parties in power. Istinomjer platform analyzes on a daily basis public statements of public office holders and assesses their responsibility in giving them. Statements of individuals are tested for consistency and veracity as well as the fulfillment of the promises given in statements.

    Apart from this, Istinomjer monitors and analyzes the quality and level of fulfillment of electoral promises of the parties in power at different levels. It analyzes the individual promises given through pre and post-election programs and provides an assessment of their fulfillment and concreteness in several different ways.

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  • POINT 4.0

    POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is a regional conference of civil society organizations from 7 countries of Southeast Europe, which are intensively engaged in using new technologies in their work, but it will also involve the participation of organizations, individuals, groups and institutions dealing with specific topics that the conference is focused on. POINT 4.0 is the fourth edition and a logical continuation of the successful POINT conferences, held in February 2012 and May 2013 and 2014.

    Specific topics or areas which will be in focus of POINT Conference in context of use of new technologies, include government accountability monitoring, open data, success of technology-related projects of civil society, using new technologies for advocacy, monitoring different branches of government and many more.

    POINT conference aims to become a multiplatform for civil society’s use of new technologies – to become a tool for education about the use of new technologies and social networks; a forum for exchanging opinions and experiences; an incubator for ideas, projects and strategies development; a virtual space for networking and informing of all socially conscious Internet users; and a social network for exploring, searching for partners and associates and coalitions building.

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  • POINT 3.0

    POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is a regional conference of civil society organizations from 7 countries of Southeast Europe, which are intensively engaged in using new technologies in their work, but it will also involve the participation of organizations, individuals, groups and institutions dealing with specific topics that the conference is focused on.

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  • Boost_r Camp

    Community boost_r camp was a participant driven event which happened at the University of Sarajevo’s Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies on November 7-9 2013. The camp brought together over 150 participants from 5 Western Balkan countries (BiH, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia). During two days of the camp we focused on DATA: how to use data in accountability work, strategies for corruption monitoring, open (government) data and how can ICTs help in advocacy efforts.
    The camp was organized by Fundacja TechSoup (TechSoup Europe) and Zašto ne (BiH) in partnership with Dokukino (Serbia), IPKO Foundation (Kosovo) and thanks to support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy and the United States embassy in Sarajevo. It formed a part of a bigger project called community boost_r, which inspires, enables and promotes technologies for civic participation in transparency and accountability initatives. The event was a follow-up to the Balkan Challenges and last year’s TechCamp.

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  • POINT 2.0

    POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is a regional conference of civil society organizations from 7 countries of Southeast Europe, which are intensively engaged in using new technologies in their work, but it will also involve the participation of organizations, individuals, groups and institutions dealing with specific topics that the conference is focused on.

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  • Techcamp Sarajevo

    On October 18-19 2012, local NGO representatives from the Western Balkans (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) came together with local and international activists who already use technology in their work in order to exchange their experiences, share ideas and incubate new projects for civil society, particularly with a focus on government accountability. The two-day meeting used the TechCamp “unconference” format ­ an interactive, hands-on event, which is part of the “Community boost_r Tech for high impact” initiative. Topics varied from how to use mobile technology for effective election monitoring (Amy O’Donnell from Frontline SMS led this discussion), all the way to “how to educate people to protest” – a very grassroots workshop.

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  • POINT 1.0

    POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is a regional conference of civil society organizations from 7 countries of Southeast Europe, which are intensively engaged in using new technologies in their work, but it will also involve the participation of organizations, individuals, groups and institutions dealing with specific topics that the conference is focused on.

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  • Transparency International BiH

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  • ActionSEE Network

    ACTION SEE (Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in the South East Europe region) is a network of civil society organizations that jointly work on promoting and ensuring government accountability and transparency in the region of South-East Europe, raising the potential for civic activism and civic participation, promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms on the internet and building capacities and interest within civil society organizations and individuals in the region in using technology in democracy promotion work.

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  • Center for Investigative Reporting

    IN is dedicated to investigative reporting, aimed toward providing fair and unbiased information, based on evidences and solid proof, to BiH citizens who need to make educated decisions.

    Our work focuses on organized crime and corruption and the negative effect they have on the lives of ordinary citizens. We put out investigative projects and stories on topics that include education, health, sports, employment, politics, illegal trading in tobacco and drugs, illegal drugs and documents, and financial fraud.

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