Welcome to our new weblog

6 December 2005

OK, so it's the same blog but with snazzy new design. Thanks to Robey Clark for the design, and for Hamza Khan-Cheema for making it all work.

openDemocracy is proud to present "oDBlogs", our new blogging headquarters. If you click on the "Go to blog" menu above you'll see a list of past and present weblogs, all with handy search engines so you can find what you're looking for.

It's been a year of experimenting, and there have been many successes.

The most recent Women making a difference blog was a month-long conversation between more than 30 of the world's most dynamic women activists about UN Resolution 1325.

Our Iran Scan blog was visited by thousands daily in the run up to the Iranian elections in June, and our contributors were interviewed on television and radio worldwide.

Here, on oD Today you get to eavesdrop on the people who make openDemocracy happen.

Thanks to the many people who have contributed to openDemocracy blogs, and welcome to a fresh new facelift.

Please note the new URL: http://www.opendemocracy.net/openblogs/blog/od/

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Violence, corruption and cynicism threaten America's flagging democracy. Joe Biden has promised to revive it – but can his new administration stem the flow of online disinformation and shady political financing that has eroded the trust of many US voters?

Hear from leading global experts and commentators on what the new president and Congress must do to stem the flood of dark money and misinformation that is warping politics around the world.

Join us on Thursday 21 January, 5pm UK time/12pm EST.

Hear from:

Emily Bell Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism and director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

Anoa Changa Journalist focusing on electoral justice, social movements and culture

Peter Geoghegan openDemocracy investigations editor and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Josh Rudolph Fellow for Malign Finance at the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy 

Further speakers to be announced

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