We nourish communities.
We provide the seed for
There’s no point in creating nice-looking websites without also having in-depth reporting by experienced journalists.
We develop concepts for meetings, manage content, and offer coaching to create unforgettable experiences.
Having the right tool is an essential prerequisite for the community to find itself and change the world.
Quality content to show that climate change is already affecting our lives
If we learn how to deal with climatic changes, they need not be a tragedy. To mobilize Brazil, we created a site full of varied content for the British Embassy and for the Estadão newspaper - photos, videos, animation, graphics, reports, articles and interviews. Winner of the Journalists and Co. HSBC Press and Sustainability PrizesOpen
The Minas Gerais citizens’ blog, a public service of the state government.
For a government today, providing information is as important as providing water or light. This is not propaganda; it is service.
The country’s first TED: a transformational meeting of 1,000 people. There will be another in 2011
Webcitizen handled the design, implementation, and the invitation and selection of participants, both speakers and attendees, of the first TED conference held in Brazil, and it is now a biannual event. One of the four most successful TEDx in the world in 2009.
A TED in the heart of the forest, bringing together the world's most inspiring ideas.
A unique and transformational conference, classified by many guests and speakers as "the best event I’ve ever attended in my life." It is also biannual.
An attractive and entertaining site that shows the work of the National Congress.
Invited to speak in
Washington in May 2010
Engaging Citizens in Development Management and Public Governance
Invited by the UN to coordinate a panel discussion on civic engagement. Barcelona in June 2010
A simple, attractive and entertaining site to try to transform the black box of the National Congress into a glass house. Chosen by Época magazine as one of the finalists in the 2010 Generosity Prize.
We have created a platform calling all citizens to construct together the future of the State of Minas Gerais
In partnership with the Government, we launched ten challenges to be discussed without hierarchy, in a democratic and collaborative way, so that every citizen, enterprise, NGO, institutions etc. had the opportunity to create goals and participate in reaching solutions.
Veja.com, Augusto Nunes interviewAbrir
Program “Espaço Aberto” from GlobonewsAbrir
Presentation Gov2.0, André Blas.Abrir
Launching of VotenawebAbrir
Article published in the Brasil Econômico journal (july, 2010)
Article published in the Folha de S. Paulo journal (june, 2010)
Article published in the LeMonde Diplomatic journal (october, 2010)
Article published in the LeMonde Diplomatic journal (january, 2010)
Article published in the Estado de Minas journal (july, 2010)
Article published in the Estado de S. Paulo journal (march, 2010)
Matéria publicada na Revista Super Interessante (dezembro 2009)
Article published in the Galileu magazine (october, 2010)
Article published in the Planeta Sustentável website (june, 2010)
Article published in the Folha.com website (june, 2010)
Following the UN’s suggestion, Webcitizen is opening Foundation Webcitizen.
Its goal is to develop web-citizenship and civic engagement projects to save the credibility of
Brazil's political system.
We are looking for companies that can support us in this cause.
When the United States was stuck in the mud of the terrible economic crisis of 1929, a judge inspired the country to adopt a series of reforms that would leave both the state and the economy more transparent and would also be fundamental to their recovery. His name was Louis Brandeis and his most famous saying was: “They say sunlight is the best disinfectant and electric light is the best policeman.”
It is from this phrase that the name of the Sunlight Foundation originated, perhaps the most important institution in the world to deal with transparency in politics and a strong inspiration for us at Webcitizen.
I spent the last four days in Washington participating in the Transparency Camp, a grand event organized by Sunlight to discuss transparency, open government, civic engagement, webdemocracy, government 2.0 and other issues changing the world. The Transparency Camp holds the event for three years now, but 2011 was the first with an international claim. Besides Americans, there were participants from Hungary, Argentina, Chile, Jamaica, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Mexico, Albania, India … and four representatives from the brave land of samba and tambourine.
We presented Votenaweb, which was very well received. And we enjoyed the opportunity to discuss Movimento Minas, a project that we recently launched in partnership with the government of Minas Gerais. The idea of taking on a project at its initial stage proved to be excellent. Instead of saying “look how great this is that we achieved”, our attitude was: “This is what we think, now how do you think we can make it better?” The debate session on the MeM was sensational, full of insights and ideas from people all around the world. I left Washington convinced that we are on the right track, creating things parallel to the most innovative projects in the world. I also left recharged with inspiration and contacts from the international community of transparency and open government.
I write this post sitting in a plane, a flight equipped with Wi Fi. In this day and age we are becoming increasingly connected. Meanwhile, Brazil is preparing to finally approve a law tomorrow that regulates the right to public information – Brazil was one of very few democracies in the world who didn’t have one. The world is changing, and fast. I’m excited. It seems that the sun is finally starting to shine on Brazilian politics.