Last weekend there was a very good news item on ABC News Radio (which we love) from Alex Bakst on the Deutsche Welle Insight programme. It was about how the European Union is using blogging and other online social media to engage with its citizens. This includes what the European Union has done to revamp its web site, as well as utilising the new EU Tube YouTube channel. The programme touches on issues of censorship, citizen participation, blogging demographics, and the difference between the way the American and European governments are currently using social networking technology.
Click here to access the 15 minute podcast on Deutsche Welle, and go to Debate Europe to check out the European Union's multi-channel approach to eGovernment and eDemocracy.