Posts Tagged ‘g20’

Stuff I've seen April 5th through April 6th

Posted on 8th April 2009 by

These are my links for April 5th through April 6th:

  • gets a redesign. – Need I say more!
  • Government Needs Smart-sourcing, Not Crowdsourcing | techPresident – Clay Shirky, while in London last month promoting the release of Here Comes Everybody in paperback, said the following: “All the rhetoric, including – I’m embarrassed to say – some of mine, has assumed in the past that democratic legitimation is itself enough to regard aggregate public opinion [online] as being clearly binding on the government. I’ve changed my mind.”
  • G20: Tom Watson MP – Watch the short youtube film from Lloyd davis where Tom Watson explains why the G20 matters and why it’s important that bloggers were given access to the conference.

When a blogger asks a Prime Minister a question at a summit has something interesting happened?

Posted on 2nd April 2009 by


It’s a simple question, I’m trying to figure out if it has a simple answer. One of my fellow g20voice bloggers Richard Murphy knows his stuff and consciously uses his blog to campaign for reform of Tax Havens. Is it interesting or important that a blogger like Richard gets to ask questions at a summit like G20. Has anything changed?

Who are the G20Voice bloggers – a list

Posted on 2nd April 2009 by
Dave Walker of Church Times created this original drawing.

Dave Walker of Church Times created this original drawing.

Who are the G20 bloggers (?) I hear you ask.   Here’s a simple list of our sites:

Daniel Kaufman

Ahmed Al-Omran

Sokari Ekine

Simon Berry

Richard Murphy

Dave Walker Cartoonist

Jessica Uribe Salinas

Jotman (writes anonymously)

Duncan Green

Simon Todd

Vikki Chowney

Cheryl Conte

Rodrigo Alvares

Daudi Were

Dr Kumi Naidoo

James Simmonds

Sunball Hussain

Joe Rowley

Rowan Davies

Virgina Simmons

Michael Kleinmann

Nick Booth

Rui Chenggang

Faik Uyanik

Nacho Escolar

Carole Edrich

Richard Murphy

Alex Evans

Kady O’Malley

Montserrat Nicolas

Anthony Painter

Lloyd Davis

Diana Vogtel

Cédric Kalonji

Lani C. Villanueva

Also blogging with us is

Tom Watson

If I’ve missed any of you please shout.

Simon Berry, Bob Geldof, Colalife the Pope and Condoms

Posted on 2nd April 2009 by

Wonderful video of Simon Berry rather nervously showing Bob Geldof his colalife carton.  Slow-ish start but please keep watching, it turns into two dads talking about condoms.

Find the original film here.  Update – for Lloyd’s view of the same please click this link.