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Call for hardware donations

Call for hardware donations

For a project to help some marginalized communities

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Resist RCEP and Its Far-Reaching Impacts on Digital Freedom and Innovation

10 ASEAN member states plus Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea free trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is now on it 18th round of negotiation. Here is our position statement for the stakeholder engagement meeting on the RCEP E-commerce chapter's impact on digital freedom and innovation together with Computer Professionals' Union (CPU) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

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Internet Policy Research Methods for Advocacy Workshop

Internet Policy Research Methods for Advocacy Workshop

April 10, 2017, NLU, New Delhi. Kay Wong, shares insights from workshop on policy and legal research methods

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In The News: The Malay Mail Online. Big data in healthcare: What we (need to) know

In The News: The Malay Mail Online. Big data in healthcare: What we (need to) know

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 ― The use of big data analytics to document, track and forecast trends is becoming increasingly popular and commonplace in every industry with the goal of increasing productivity and efficiency.

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Website proselytizing Christianity blocked by Malaysian Government

Website proselytizing Christianity blocked by Malaysian Government

Scope of websites blocked under unspecified section of Communications and Multimedia Act (233) has now widened to include blocking websites proselytizing Christianity

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Story telling with data in Rightscon

An observation on story telling with different organization

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Sinar Project at RightsCon, Brussels!

Sinar Project at RightsCon, Brussels!

RightsCon 2017 is taking place in Brussels, Belgium. Sinar Project team will be participating in this three day convening and pre-event.

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Working with Sinar's Popit API with Pandas

Working with Popolo data and exporting them as CSV

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Numbers Don't Lie

Numbers Don't Lie

BFM Radio Evening Session Podcast featuring Sinar Project

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Why are there no electoral or elected representative apps for Malaysia?

Why are there no electoral or elected representative apps for Malaysia?

Building the infrastructure and acquiring the data needed to build useful electoral apps is a hard problem that is often overlooked

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Introducing #govdocs public Malaysian Government Document Archives platform

Introducing #govdocs public Malaysian Government Document Archives platform

A public facility for searchable archive of important Malaysian government documents such as annual reports, speeches and forms that are no longer available online at respective websites or as soft copies.

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Help fund work to expose Malaysian companies responsible for annual haze

Help fund work to expose Malaysian companies responsible for annual haze

Initial scoping study to map Malaysian owned Palm Oil Plantation companies to Indonesian Palm Oil Concessions in Riau, Sumatra

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Support our work for Anti-Corruption & Budgets Open Data Research & Development 2017

Support our work for Anti-Corruption & Budgets Open Data Research & Development 2017

We need to raise at least RM75,000 to fund research for a team, to build a more complete and up to date public Politically Exposed Persons Malaysian database for anti-corruption work and also in preparation for upcoming elections

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Visualizing Joined Up Budget Data using OpenSpending Components

Visualizing Joined Up Budget Data using OpenSpending Components

Demonstrates how a "Joined Up" Data Application can be assembled quickly and easily from independent Components.

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Fostering International Cooperation at OGP ToolBox hackathon 2016

Fostering International Cooperation at OGP ToolBox hackathon 2016

How people collaborate on Civic Software Project regardless of country of origin

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The State of Internet Censorship in Malaysia

The State of Internet Censorship in Malaysia

A research study by the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) and Sinar Project.

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Open Geospatial Data in Constrained Environment

Open Geospatial Data in Constrained Environment

In this guest post by Tindak Malaysia volunteer: Danesh Prakash Chacko explains the nitty gritty on how the Electoral and Administrative Boundaries data set is made ready (with proper quality + citations) for the public reuse.

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How we, as Open Data community, can improve International Open Data Conference (IODC) together?

How we, as Open Data community, can improve International Open Data Conference (IODC) together?

Ideas on improving participation, capacity building and building innovative projects from collaborative discussions IODC conferences

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Notes from International Open Data Conference 2016, Madrid

Covering open contracting, joined up data standards and civil society capacity

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The Star: Free access to information vital

The Star: Free access to information vital

The Star, Malaysia covers why open data is needed for government accountability

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Turning data into action: what we learned from conducting social audits on public housing communities in Malaysia

Turning data into action: what we learned from conducting social audits on public housing communities in Malaysia

The Sinar Project in Malaysia is exploring ways of making critical information public and accessible to Malaysian citizens. The project is supported by the Open Data for Development (OD4D) programme and has been run in collaboration with OpenSpending at Open Knowledge International. The Sinar Project in Malaysia is exploring ways of making critical information public and accessible to Malaysian citizens. The project is supported by the Open Data for Development (OD4D) programme and has been run in collaboration with OpenSpending at Open Knowledge International

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This is what public housing looks like

This is what public housing looks like

Malay Mail Online interviewed Sinar Project and several residents of Kota Damansara public housing about the state of urban poverty in the area.

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Updates from APrIGF 2016

Updates from APrIGF 2016

Experience at Asia-Pacific region Internet Governance Forum, Taipei.

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Intern's blog: Youth Internet Governance Forum, Taipei

Intern's blog: Youth Internet Governance Forum, Taipei

Experience at Youth Internet Governance Forum, Taipei (yIGF)

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Porn and Online Gambling Sites Blocked by MCMC

Porn and Online Gambling Sites Blocked by MCMC

ToR Open Observatory (OONI) network interference tests reveal which sites are officially blocked and

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Sinar Project in Malaysia works to open budget data at all levels of government

Sinar Project in Malaysia works to open budget data at all levels of government

This is an overview of how we work on open budget data at all levels of government from ground up approach.

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Uncovering 1MDB with Popit Open Data

Uncovering 1MDB with Popit Open Data

How our Popit Database of Politically Exposed Persons helps uncover culprits and hold officials accountable

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Open Parliament and Anti-Corruption Second Half 2016 Funds Appeal

Open Parliament and Anti-Corruption Second Half 2016 Funds Appeal

We need to raise at least RM240,000 in funds to be able to continue to work on Open Parliament and Anti-Corruption tech, data and research

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Penang FOI Request Procedure Adds Provisions Against Sharing Documents

Penang FOI Request Procedure Adds Provisions Against Sharing Documents

Our Freedom of Information (FOI) project is was featured on Oriental Daily newspaper recently regarding FOI implementation in Penang where we shared that Penang FOI Enactment 2010 does not comply with international guidelines but also adds arbitrary provisions that restricts freedom of expression of the public to share documents

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Open Spending: engaging grassroots community of Kota Damansara public housing

Open Spending: engaging grassroots community of Kota Damansara public housing

In this blog, we share experiences in running open data workshop with grassroot communities of Kota Damansara public housing

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