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Celebrating Collective Growth at our Annual Fall Open House

Last week, we were delighted to host our 3rd Annual Open Gov Hub Open House with 100 members and friends of our community. The goal of this special gathering was to pause from the day-to-day busyness that consumes so many of us, to deepen our connections and reflect on and celebrate our collective achievements. We had several Exhibit Booths, 2 incredible Ignite Talks, and one very big announcement!

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Some Top 10 Takeaways from Tbilisi

Over 2,000 advocates from nearly 100 countries convened in beautiful Tbilisi, Georgia in July for a hectic week at the Global Summit of Open Government Partnership to explore how we can collectively enhance the global work of open government.

So, what did we learn in the process? Read on to find out.

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Tools of Accountability: A Recap of Our Whistleblower Workshops

As some governments become less open, the role of whistleblowers as agents of accountability become even more important. That’s why Open Gov Hub hosted two whistleblower workshops in mid-July, as whistleblowers continue to be an important piece of promoting open governments.

In collaboration with the Government Accountability Project, Open the Government, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, The Intercept, and MuckRock, we gathered public interest activists and immigration justice activists together over two different workshops.

Click through to see key takeaways, videos, and slides from the workshops.

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Transforming Women's Futures

On July 20th, Open Gov Hub hosted a public event to discuss current events in Albania as well as challenges that women face locally, in New York, in Albania, and globally and how women have transformed themselves and their communities through creativity, collaboration, and determination. 

Watch the full event here. Or watch Voice of America's coverage.

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Open Gov Advocates Meet with Chairwoman of the Socialist Movement for Integration in Albania

On June 25, Chairwoman of the Socialist Movement for Integration Mrs. Monika Kryemadhi and her colleagues visited the Open Gov Hub in Washington, D.C.

The Hub hosted Chairwoman Kryemadhi to learn about her priorities and challenges and discuss how she can help advance open government issues in Albania through collaboration with international NGOs.

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What You Need to Know about Digital Rights: a RightsCon Debrief

By Kristi Arbogast, Communications and Operations Associate at Open Gov Hub

With inboxes overflowing with new privacy policy notices in light of the now-in-effect General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union, it seemed even more vital to gather technologists, policy makers, activists, and academics together at RightsCon in Toronto the other week. Here are my 4 takeaways from the various panels I attended on bots, governance, data privacy, artificial intelligence for the Sustainable Development Goals, and algorithmic accountability.

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