As information becomes rapidly available, how can civil society make sense of it all? More importantly, how can civil society use the information to gain power and begin to hold those in positions of authority accountable?

This was the focus of a workshop run by the Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) and Media Monitoring Africa(MMA) during the Highway Africa conference, held in Grahamstown recently. Highway Africa is an amazing event, which – while focusing on vital themes such as media freedom and Information and Communication technologies – has become the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world.

‘’Driving Open Data to foster Accountability at Highway Africa’’ Open Democracy Advice Centre