Digital Democracy

Can we improve democracy through live participation online? February 26th 2014 NVL Distans hosted a webinar on this subject.


The webinar was organized with experts on video conference systems and live streaming from two continents! Participants represented three continents! Video conference systems and live streaming applications offer low threshold participation, transparency and interaction in political processes. Can this improve democracy? 

David Röthler ( the discussion with Garth Frizzel, City Councillor at Prince George, Canada; and Jochen Höfferer, ICT, City of Salzburg, Austria; Garth Frizzel has been organising video conferences via “Google Hangouts” to talk with people about municipal issues that were affecting them in their cities. Jochen Höfferer has started to broadcast live and interactively  the meetings of the city council in Salzburg, Austria.

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