Mark Belinsky

Founder of Digital Democracy


Mark Belinsky at Map Fest / Ignite Amsterdam #1, July 9 - Mark Belinsky answers a question after his presentation at Ignite Amsterdam #1. Map Fest evening 3. Mediamatic Bank. July 9, 2010. Bas van den Broeke

Empowering Civic Engagement with Digital Technologies

From Mark's website:

I’ve been working at the intersection of technology, media and civil society for over five years, with projects extending from Europe, the Middle-East and the Caucasus to South and Southeast Asia, Southern Africa and the USA. Inspired by my parents’ escape from the Soviet Union, I have sought to empower other at-risk communities. While working in the Caucasus I helped to found and develop Bem, a youth progressive action center that serves as a platform for Armenian youth to build an active civil society through technology, art, and media for free-expression. I’m the founder and Co-Director in charge of technology at Digital Democracy, an organization that works with local partners to put information into the hands of people who need it most. I also consult on new media strategy and produces films for civic engagement with my company New Words.

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