Podcast: Using Technology to Empower Citizens

Podcast: Using Technology to Empower Citizens

The recent Nicaraguan election marked victory for incumbent President Daniel Ortega with 62% of the votes.  

In this inaugural podcast, the NDI ICT team explores how technology was used in this electoral process to empower citizens.   Through the Viva el Voto website, citizens were provided a space where they could denounce voting irregularities and learn about their rights as a voter.  The website worked to strengthen civil society, and provide citizens a space where they could voice their concerns.  Our podcast showcases the work of our Nicaraguan partner Etica y Transperancia who has worked in Nicaragua for decades to strengthen democratic institutions and increase transparency in Nicaraguan society.   

Enjoy the podcast!

We look forward to providing you with a taste of our work in the upcoming months.

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To learn more about the Nicaraguan elections and what international observation missions found, check out these reports: Carter Center Expert Group Statement on Nicaragua Elections, OAS Mission of Electoral Accompaniment in Nicaragua, Press Release by the MEA/OAS in Nicaragua.

This podcast features the following music:
"Mischka" by FLT RSK (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License)
"Enter the Vortex" by The Kyoto Connection (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Unported License)