Why is Open Data difficult for Governments?

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I've been asked this question a lot lately. And recently, a journalist asked me this during an interview for a story on his problem getting data on noise pollution from the Hong Kong Government. Christopher DeWolfe quoted me in the article, Hong Kong's Silence on Noise Pollution.

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Working with OpenData at the JMSC

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As a consultant at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JSMC) at HKU, I've been able to see some of the interesting work being done with Open Data here in Hong Kong.

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What’s next for Open Government?

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Anil Dash has a great post on the Knight Foundation blog called the end of the beginning: lessons from open government so far. In the post, he outlines that we've done a lot of thinking about what open government could mean, but that we haven't yet really got started, solving real problems and building real tools.

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